Welcome to the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships

Our Mission Statement: The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships, located within the Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement (CUSE), provides support for undergraduates, graduate students, and GVSU alumni to pursue inter/nationally competitive fellowships in all majors or areas of study. Many awards we support specifically target underrepresented students in higher education. We welcome alumni and work frequently with alumni applicants.

Our office is here to:

  • Work with qualified students and alumni to identify awards best suited to their goals
  • Help students develop an action plan for long-term goals (encouraging them to participate in study abroad, pursue second language acquisition, engage in sustained, effective volunteer service, take on leadership roles, engage in undergraduate research, and more)
  • Help fellowship applicants navigate the application process in order to produce the most competitive proposals possible
  • Provide intensive advising and feedback on drafts of application essays


How to Apply - Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu)

Kobe Wright '24

Kobe Wright '24 Freeman-Asia recipient studying in Japan.

Kobe Wright '24 (Film and Video). Kobe received the Freeman-Asia Scholarship for study in Japan in Fall 2023. In the course of this semester, Kobe's self-confidence and cross-cultural communicative skills increased as he studied Japanese, immersed himself in his host culture, formed new friendships and found inspiration for his career as an artist.

The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. 


Luce Scholars Program Info Session

May 29, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 18 Luce Scholars each year. We welcome...

Virtual Information Session: Fulbright US Student Program (English Teaching Assistantship and Study/Research)

May 30, 2024 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Interested in teaching English abroad as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)? Curious about the Fulbright Study/Research (S/R) grants for US students seeking support for a year of funded graduate...

Webinar: Best Practices in Applying to Graduate School (APSIA)

June 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for an introductory webinar on best practices when applying for graduate school. In this monthly series, APSIA’s...

Virtual Information Session: Fulbright US Student Program (English Teaching Assistantship and Study/Research)

June 4, 2024 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Interested in teaching English abroad as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)? Curious about the Fulbright Study/Research (S/R) grants for US students seeking support for a year of funded graduate...

Schwarzman Scholars U.S./Global Application Walkthrough (Webinar)

June 5, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join members of the Admissions team in a live walk-through of the U.S./Global online application. In addition to reviewing submission requirements, they will talk through any questions you may...

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Community Fellowship - Immigrant Justice Corps

June 9, 2024 All Day

Two-year Community Fellowships are awarded to recent college graduates with the linguistic skills, passion, and cultural competency to work with diverse immigrant communities. See Community Fellowship...

Scientists in Parks (SIP) Deadline (Winter Experience - internships starting between October and April)

June 11, 2024 All Day

Every year, the Scientists in Parks work experience program places hundreds of aspiring professionals across the National Park System to work on natural resource management needs. Past projects have...

Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) Scholarships - Heidelberg University Deadline

June 15, 2024 All Day

The scholarship award is $7,000 for master’s program students or $4,500 for bachelor’s program students for one semester with the possibility to extend for a second...

English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS)

June 18, 2024 All Day

Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the U.S. government. EHLS trains advanced English speakers to be effective communicators and strong candidates for federal jobs. All EHLS...

White House Internship Fellows Program (Fall Internship)

June 24, 2024 All Day

The White House Internship Program is a public service leadership and development program that provides emerging leaders with an opportunity to gain valuable skills while supporting the work of the...

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