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. 


Fall Deadline Fellowships: Scoville, PPIA Summer Seminar, CLS, JET, DAAD, CBYX

June 1, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Many door-opening opportunities have fall deadlines - for a sample of these, join us as we explore fellowships for undergraduates and for alumni that have fall deadlines. You'll want to be working...

Graduate Fellowships for Foreign Service Information Session: Payne, Rangel, Pickering

June 2, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency...

Fulbright US Student Program (ETA and S/R) Information Session

June 6, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 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 independent research...

The British Awards (Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes) Information Session: Fellowships for Graduate Study

June 8, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Writing Workshop: Making Meaning and Telling One's Story (Personal Essay Writing)

June 9, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Writing Workshop: Making Meaning: Mindfulness and Telling the/a Story of Self: focused on several key elements of most fellowship applications (commitments, character, leadership, aspiration,...

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Upcoming Deadlines

Obama-Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

June 14, 2022 All Day

The Obama-Voyager Scholarship is designed for rising juniors who intend a career in public service.  Best link to application eligibility requirements - The Voyager Scholarship (obama.org). Applicants...

Landecker Democracy Fellowship Deadline

July 17, 2022 All Day

Democracies are increasingly under attack as populist and racist ideologies as well as conspiracy myths and fake news are destabilizing societies in Europe and the United States. COVID-19 has further...

Peace Corps Fall Deadline (for late winter / early spring departures)

August 1, 2022 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...

Code2040 Fellows Program Deadline

August 9, 2022 All Day

Code2040 is a nonprofit activating, connecting, and mobilizing the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of...

Marshall Fellowship Internal Deadline

August 16, 2022 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...

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Junior Malia Kah is one of 189 finalists nationwide selected from a pool of more than 700 applicants for the nationĂ½s most prestigious domestic award for undergraduate students.

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