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: IIE Gilman, Fund for Education Abroad, IIE Freeman-Asia (competitive scholarships to help defray the cost of study abroad)

July 1, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Planning to study abroad on a GVSU-approved program? Interested in exploring external, competitive, prestigious programs of support for international study? Join us to learn more!

Fellowships Virtual Information Session: Opportunities in the Arts and Humanities

July 8, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you majoring in one of the arts or one of the humanities disciplines? Have you considered summer research in one of the major library collections in the US? A residency in an arts guild or artists'...

Fellowships Virtual Information Session: Public and Non-profit admin, Social sciences, Environmental Studies and Human Rights opportunities (including service abroad, human rights, public service, community development)

July 22, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 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,...

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...

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Upcoming Deadlines

Landecker Democracy Fellowship Deadline

July 11, 2021 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...

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...

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Micah Fernando pictured in front of his research poster

Biochemistry major earns competitive Goldwater Scholarship

Micah Fernando, a junior majoring in biochemistry, earned a competitive Goldwater Scholarship, a national award that supports undergraduates who want to pursue research careers in STEM fields.

May 4, 2021

Sam Jacobs in mask standing outside next to GVSU Votes sign and wearing the same t-shirt, with GVSU Votes!

Public administration junior selected for national civic engagement fellowship

Sam Jacobs, a junior majoring in public administration, was named to the 2021 class of Newman Civic Fellows, an initiative of Campus Compact.

Mar 8, 2021

Christa Fernando grabs a tree in Belize.

Student uses grant award to explore medicine in Belize

Grand Valley student Christa Fernando used a study abroad experience to explore learning about global health, funded in part by a competitive grant award from Phi Kappa Phi. 

Mar 9, 2020

Alan Carter holds the leg of a metal horse statue.

Two Grand Valley alumni selected for prestigious international program

Two recent Grand Valley State University alumni have been named Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange fellows to Germany. 

Nov 15, 2019

Angel Bista

GVSU students awarded State Department Critical Language Scholarship awards

Two Grand Valley State University students spent summer 2019 studying critical languages abroad after being awarded the competitive U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship (CLS).

Oct 28, 2019

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