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- so we highly encourage students of ALL backgrounds to explore opportunities with us! There are so many interesting opportunities! ‘Fellowships’ is shorthand for opportunities that include internships in DC and elsewhere, summer institutes in the United Kingdom, research experiences in Germany, as well as the ‘big’ fellowships that help to fund graduate study at Oxford, Cambridge, or other universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Scandinavia and more!

Our office is here to:

  • Work with qualified students to identify awards best suited to their goals
  • Help students develop a plan for long-term goals
  • Help students navigate the application process in order to produce the most competitive proposals possible
  • Provide advising and feedback on drafts of application essays


Fellowships Virtual Information Session: Teaching English Abroad

July 29, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Office of Fellowships is conducting an informational about fellowships that support the experience of teaching abroad: The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET), English Program in Korea...

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Information Session

September 8, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means (Pell recipients) to study or intern abroad, providing awards of...

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Information Meeting

September 16, 2021 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Interested in learning one of the less-commonly-taught languages? Excited about increasing your knowledge of Arabic or Japanese or Russian or Turkish (or one of many other critical need languages)?...

Gilman Writing Workshop

September 22, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you working on your Gilman essays now? Join us for a Virtual Workshop in which we'll share tips on creating a strong set of Gilman essays from a Gilman national reviewer and current GVSU Gilman...

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship briefing (for advisors and mentors)

September 24, 2021 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Please join us for this half-hour Faculty & Advisor Briefing for the Boren Scholarship and Boren Fellowship program, which supports students who have a commitment to intensive language study and...

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Upcoming Deadlines

Code2040 Fellows Program Deadline

August 9, 2021 All Day

As a Code2040 Fellow, you’ll spend your summer in an intensive career accelerator for 9 weeks between June and August. Students intern at top tech companies, participate in a series of career...

Marshall Fellowship Internal Deadline

August 16, 2021 All Day

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution...

Mitchell Scholarship Internal Deadline

August 16, 2021 All Day

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is a national, competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator...

U.S. Student Fulbright Internal Deadline

August 16, 2021 All Day

The US Student Fulbright program is the flagship international exchange program of the US State Department. There are two basic types of Fulbright awards: English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award and...

Fund for Education Abroad Deadline

September 15, 2021 All Day

The FEA Spring 2022 application will open on July 1, 2021 and close on September 15, 2021 The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students...

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