Graduate/Post-Commencement/Alumni Opportunities

One of the categories of ‘fellowship’ (and the one people tend to think of when they think of ‘fellowships’) is focused upon opportunities students apply for in their junior year (Truman) or senior year (everything else) and then, if awarded, engage in after graduation. Depending upon the opportunity, GVSU alumni are also eligible - do reach out if you are a year or more ‘out’ from graduation and interested in pursuing a Fulbright, Peace Corps, Payne, Rangel, Pickering or other fellowship. We work often 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. These opportunities can be life-changing! You will see some of these opportunities listed below, linked to the actual funding organization. Note that there are many more opportunities available than are highlighted here.

Graduate Post-Commencement Fellowships

For more possibilities for service (for alumni, graduate students and undergraduates, see Roadmap to Fellowships - Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships - Grand Valley State University (





    Gabrielle Bogataj ’22 (Film and Video Production)

    Gabrielle Bogataj ’22 (Film and Video Production). Gabrielle received the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year. Through NALCAP, Gabrielle had the opportunity to move to Madrid, Spain, and teach secondary students English. Her time in Madrid has allowed her to experience a new culture, learn a new language, and develop skills that will last a lifetime.  

    The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) is the flagship program of the Education Office of Spain. NALCAP enables American college students and graduates - who are native-like speakers of English - to partner with elementary and secondary schools in Spain to bolster language programs as language assistants (TAs) under the supervision and guidance of teachers in Spain.

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