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. We welcome alumni and work frequently 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. 

‘Fellowships’ is shorthand for opportunities that include selective internships in DC and elsewhere, summer institutes in the United Kingdom, research experiences in Germany, international volunteer service, funding for graduate study at Oxford, Cambridge, or other universities in the UK, as well as in Ireland, Australia, Scandinavia, in STEM programs and State Department pathways programs in the U.S., and more.

Our office is here to:

  • Work with qualified students 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 students 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, senior in biochemistry at GVSU talks about his experience with the DAAD-RISE program in Germany. 


STEM Opportunities Information Session

January 26, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Curious about opportunities for summer internships in STEM fields? Seeking information about prestigious, competitive fellowships for undergraduate STEM majors that help to defray the cost of undergraduate...

Gilman and IIE Freeman-Asia Scholarship (study abroad fellowship) Information Session

February 1, 2022 3:30 PM - 4:30 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 about the Gilman Scholarship...

Public Service & Human Rights Opportunities Information Session

February 2, 2022 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,...

Faculty Fulbright Information Panel

February 3, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you preparing for an upcoming sabbatical or other form of leave? Intrigued by the idea of a Fulbright Scholar or Fulbright Specialist award and eager to learn more? Join this Fulbright Scholar...

Environmental and Sustainability Fellowships Information Session

February 9, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Majoring in environmental science or natural resource management? Curious about internships with federal or state agencies focused on the environment, natural resources, parks and conservation and...

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Upcoming Deadlines

Boren Fellowships Deadline

January 26, 2022 All Day

Boren Awards fund intensive, immersive language study in critical-need languages during study or research experiences abroad. Are you interested in learning one of the less commonly taught languages?...

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program Deadline

January 30, 2022 All Day

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group...

English Language Fellow Program

January 31, 2022 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...

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline

January 31, 2022 All Day

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week,...

Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Deadline

January 31, 2022 All Day

Funded by the State Department, this two-year prestigious fellowship program is a unique opportunity for individuals pursuing an IT-related bachelor’s or master’s degree, and who want to...

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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

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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

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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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