Welcome to the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships

The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships is located within the Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement (CUSE) and 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 scholarship, 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

Micah Fernando, GVSU Senior (Biochemistry)

Micah Fernando, senior in biochemistry at GVSU talks about his experience with the DAAD-RISE program in Germany. 


Virtual Info Session: What are Fellowships? How do I write essays? What's expected?

June 14, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fellowships provide funding for study abroad, international service, graduate school and more! The opportunities included under the term 'fellowship' span support for academic study, internships,...

Peace Corps Information Session with current Peace Corps Volunteer and GV Alum Adam Blugerman '20 (Kyrgyzstan)

June 14, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Interested in international service? Curious about the Peace Corps? Eager to learn more about the application process? Join this Information Session to hear from and ask questions of GV alum Adam Blugerman...


June 14, 2023 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

An admission officer provides an overview of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, the admission process, and the application via Zoom. The session includes a presentation, and a scholar(s) may join to share their...

Fulbright Scholar Program: Information Session (for faculty) hosted by the Institute of International Education (IIE)

June 15, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Planning on an international research collaboration? Interested in learning more about opportunities to teach and conduct research abroad as a Fulbright Scholar? Preparing for an upcoming sabbatical? Please...

Virtual Info Session: What are Fellowships? An Introduction to Fellowships

June 20, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fellowships provide funding for study abroad, international service, graduate school and more. The opportunities included under the term 'fellowship' span support for academic study,...

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Upcoming Deadlines

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

June 11, 2023 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, 2023 All Day

Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) is pleased to invite applications for the 2023-24 HAUS Scholarships. The stipends are available to qualified students from a United States university planning to study...

White House Internship Fellows Program (Fall Internship)

June 24, 2023 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...

English Language Fellow Program (Final Deadline)

July 1, 2023 All Day

The English Language Fellow Program sends experienced U.S. TESOL professionals on paid teaching assignments at universities and other academic institutions around the world. As a U.S. Department...

English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS)

July 6, 2023 All Day

Purpose of the Scholarship Scholarships for the EHLS Program are awarded through the National Security Education Program (NSEP),which is administered by the Defense Language and National Security...

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