Welcome to the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships serves all students and alumni of GVSU, including 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. Many awards seek applicants who have significant gap experiences in leadership and service between commencement and advanced study or other form of fellowship experience. 

‘Fellowships’ is shorthand for opportunities that include selective internships in DC and elsewhere, summer institutes in the United Kingdom, research experiences in Germany, international volunteer service, funding for graduate study at Oxford, Cambridge, or other universities in the UK, as well as in Ireland, Australia, Scandinavia, in STEM programs and State Department pathways programs in the U.S., and more.

Our office is here to:

  • Work with qualified students 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 scholarship, and more)
  • Help students navigate the application process in order to produce the most competitive proposals possible
  • Provide intensive advising and feedback on drafts of application essays

Events

Public Service & Human Rights Opportunities Information Session

September 29, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Many competitive national fellowships support students committed to engagement in the world, advancing social science research interests, developing skills in public service and international diplomacy,...

Public Service & Human Rights Opportunities Information Session

September 30, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Many competitive national fellowships support students committed to engagement in the world, advancing social science research interests, developing skills in public service and international diplomacy,...

FAO Schwarz Fellowship Information Session

October 6, 2021 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is designed to develop the leadership skills of recent college graduates and prepare them for success in the social impact sector.  Each Fellowship includes: A...

Environmental and Sustainability Fellowship Opportunities Information Session

October 6, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Majoring in environmental science or natural resource management? Curious about internships with federal or state agencies focused on the environment, natural resources, parks and conversation, and...

Environmental and Sustainability Fellowship Opportunities Information Session

October 7, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Majoring in environmental science or natural resource management? Curious about internships with federal or state agencies focused on the environment, natural resources, parks and conversation, and...

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Upcoming Deadlines

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students Deadline

September 27, 2021 All Day

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. Candidates for this...

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Program Deadline

September 29, 2021 All Day

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University under a cooperative agreement. The program attracts and prepare outstanding...

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Deadline

September 30, 2021 All Day

The mission of the MSGC is to create, develop, and promote programs that reflect NASA strategic interests and support cooperation between academia, industry, state and local government in science and...

Peace Corps Deadline

October 1, 2021 All Day

Changing lives the world over The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the...

The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program Deadline

October 3, 2021 All Day

The Brooke Owens Fellowship is designed to serve both as an inspiration and as a career boost to capable young women who, like Brooke, aspire to explore the sky and stars, to shake up the aerospace...

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