The Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation offers a variety of scholarships.These scholarships are available to Seidman College of Business students who are involved in the entrepreneurship program by taking classes, participating in competitions, or being actively involved with the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) club at GVSU. For additional information or questions on the scholarships listed below, please contact Shorouq Almallah at (616) 331-7256.

Scholarships


Don and Diane Paton Family Entrepreneur Scholarship

This scholarship was established to assist students pursuing Entrepreneurship during their junior and senior years.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be an undergraduate junior or senior enrolled full time and making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Must be enrolled in the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, or Entrepreneurship Major
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater

Renewal Criteria: This scholarship may be renewed without reapplication provided the recipient continues to meet the qualifications stated above. This scholarship may be awarded to an individual for a maximum of four (4) semesters.

Award: $1,500

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Robert H. & Barbara Woods Scholarship
This scholarship, initiated by Robert H. and Barbara Wood, is available to upper-class students in the Seidman College of Business who demonstrate an interest in and a passion for entrepreneurship. 

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be entering junior academic level with a minimum of 55 credits and be admitted and enrolled in Seidman College of Business with full-time degree-seeking status
  • Must be pursuing an entrepreneurship minor or entrepreneurship certification
  • Must have cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and shall be making Satisfactory Academic Progress and meeting Seidman College GPA requirements
  • Transfer candidates must be accepted by GVSU for enrollment

Renewal Criteria: Scholarship may be renewed without reapplication to an individual for a maximum of four semesters

Award: $1,500

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American Photo Marketing Scholarship
This scholarship, provided by American Photo Marketing, Inc. was established to make a GVSU education accessible to students with the greatest financial aid obstacles to overcome. This scholarship is for motivated Seidman College of Business undergraduate students who demonstrates interest in and a passion for entrepreneurship.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must an undergraduate junior or senior enrolled full time and making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Must be pursuing a certificate in Entrepreneurship and earned 24 credits with at least one Entrepreneurship course completed
  • Must file a FAFSA to demonstrate financial aid need
  • Preference is given to Michigan residents

Renewal Criteria: Must reapply for renewal

Award: $1,500

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Randy and Debbie Price Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students from Harper Creek High School to pursue their dreams of creating or owning a business, assist them with the costs of their education, and encourage them to take advantage of programming offered by the DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship and the Seidman College of Business.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Recipients of this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).
  • Must be a graduate of Harper Creek High School
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student for 12 credit hours or more with an indication to study business (incoming freshmen), declared major in business, or be enrolled in the Seidman College of Business
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards
  • Preference will be given to students from single parent families.
  • All graduates of Harper Creek High School, including transfer students from Kellogg Community College, are encouraged to apply.
  • Priority will be given to freshmen and previous recipients of this scholarship.

Financial need shall be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students with high financial need and Pathway eligible students from middle income families will be considered.

Renewal Criteria: This scholarship may be renewed with reapplication provided the recipient continues to meet the qualifications. This scholarship may be awarded to an individual for a maximum of eight semesters.

Award: $2,000

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Michael and Susan Jandernoa Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to invest in future entrepreneurs involved in the Seidman College of Business' DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to create new opportunities that will be critical to future economic success in West Michigan.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Recipients of this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate junior or senior enrolled for 12 credit hours and must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Must demonstrate extracurricular involvement such as athletics, community service, involvement in student or professional organizations such as Junior Achievement, or programs offered by the Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Renewal Criteria: This scholarship may be renewed without reapplication provided the recipient continues to meet the qualification stated above. This scholarship may be awarded to an individual for a maximum of six (6) semesters.

Award: $2,500 - $5,000

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