Fred M. and Bernedine Keller Engineering Diversity Scholarship

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The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to minority students who show a strong desire to pursue a career in the field of engineering.

Fred M. Keller was an entrepreneur with a distinguished career spanning most of a century. Grand Valley State University new Engineering Laboratories Building is named in his honor and reflects his lifelong support of skills education.  With his wife Bernedine, Fred formed the Keller Foundation to formalize their tradition of providing assistance to the community.

Mr. Keller’s intention was to see a greater increase in the number of minorities who seek an education in engineering, and ultimately an increase in the number of minorities working in the field of engineering. To this end, a scholarship has been created.

To be eligible, a student must have:

  1.  Applied for admission to GVSU prior to December 31, and have been accepted for enrollment or be a current student.
  2. Enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student in the School of Engineering
  3. Have at least 6 units of high school math and science (first year students)
  4. Demonstrated financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA form
  5. Declared their ethnic or multiracial, person of color, status on their admissions application

Recipients will be selected by the Engineering Scholarship Committee from those students who meet the above qualifications and have been admitted to the University. Awards will be announced by the end of April, or as soon as possible thereafter. Recipients of the scholarship may reapply for renewal of their scholarship for one additional year.

Page last modified May 23, 2014