Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities.
Each semester, faculty from Grand Valley State University's College of Education considers scholarship opportunities for candidates in both initial certification and graduate programs. These scholarship opportunities have been made possible by the generosity of individuals and organizations dedicated to the preparation of teachers and other educators.
Scholarship applications are typically due March 1 and October 15, depending on the scholarship. Students apply online through the GVSU's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by following the application process below.
Please note that an essay is required for most College of Education scholarships. Each essay should describe how the particular scholarship will benefit you, and should address the specific eligibility criteria for the scholarship.
- To apply, go to the university myScholarships website and click on "Sign in to myScholarships" to login. Once you login to myScholarships, you will be able to apply for the scholarship(s) of your choice.
- Selecting the "Opportunities" tab will allow you to view all GVSU scholarships available.
- If you Search by Keyword for "College of Education" or "teacher" in the search box, you should see the scholarships described below.
To find scholarships for College of Education students and first-generation students, use the scholarships list on this page. There is a search Filter that allows you to search for specific scholarships by entering a keyword, and you can view the Criteria for scholarships by selecting "View" next to each scholarship title.
|Scholarship Name||Scholarship Available to:||Award amount:||Application Due:|
|Alex Aninos Music Education Scholarship||Music Education majors||Varies||March 1st||View|
|Amos Sanders Jr. Memorial Scholarship||First generation students; TRIO participants||$1,000||March 1st||View|
|Battle Creek Public Schools Student Teaching Scholarship||Full-time undergraduate students who plan to student teach in Battle Creek||Varies; provides full tuition coverage for all required semester courses||September 15th or February 1st||View|
|Be the Change Scholarship||Preference given to first generation students||Varies||March 1st||View|
|Cheryl Barnhard First Generation Chemistry Scholarship||First generation Chemistry majors||Varies||June 21st||View|
|College of Education Future Teacher Scholarship||Full-time undergraduate||Varies; non-renewable||October 15th or March 1st||View|
|David G. and Mary L. Annis Education Scholarship||Full-time First-year student pursuing teaching||Varies||March 1st||View|
|David G. and Mary L. Annis Graduate Teacher Certification (GTC) Scholarship||Full-time GTC graduate||Varies; non-renewable||March 1st||View|
|Detroit Charter School Student Teaching Scholarship||Full-time undergraduate students who student teach at a GVSU authorized charter school in Detroit||Varies; provides full tuition coverage for all required semester courses||September 15th or February 1st||View|
|Devon Smiley Legacy Scholarship||Students pursing teaching degree; especially SPED students||$1,500||March 1st||View|
|Dr. Jeanne J. Arnold First Generation Urban Schools Scholarship||First generation students||Varies||March 1st||View|
|Dr. Nancy K. Mack and Katherine Klemit Mack Memorial Scholarship||Elementary Education students; Sophomore or higher standing||Varies||March 1st||View|
|Dr. Ronald Ward Scholarship||Math and Sciences majors||$250 to $5,000||March 1st||View|
|Dr. Sara Kane-Smart Scholarship in Honor of the Children's Advocacy Center in Holland||Psychology Majors||Varies||March 1st||View|
|English Faculty Scholarship for New Majors||First-generation English majors||Varies||March 1st||View|
|Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (FTLC) Endowment Scholarship for Minority Students in Education||Full-time undergraduate or part-time graduate||Varies; maximum $2,000||October 15th or March 1st||View|
|Frederik Meijer Opportunity Scholarship||First generation students||Varies||March 1st||View|
|Graduate Teacher Certification (GTC) Scholarship||Full-time GTC graduate||Varies||March 1st||View|
|Green Family First Generation College of Education Scholarship||First generation students; students pursuing education||Varies||March 1st||View|
|Greta and Arthur DeLong Scholarship||Full-time undergraduate or graduate||Varies per semester; non-renewable||October 15th or March 1st||View|
|Holliday-Willey Psychology Scholarship for the Study of Autism Spectrum Disorders||Psychology or CSAT majors||Varies||March 1st||View|
|Howard and Rose Stein Biology Scholarship||Junior undergraduate students; Biology Majors||Up to $2,000||March 1st||View|
|Ira Brad Memorial Scholarship||TRIO participants||Varies||March 1st||View|
|J. Patrick Sandro Education Scholarship||Full-time undergraduate||Varies; renewable for a total of six semesters||October 15th or March 1st||View|
|Joan Panopoulos Scholarship||TRIO participants; GRPS graduates||Varies||March 1st||View|