Incoming Freshman and Transfer Merit Scholarships

There is a wide variety of merit-based awards for incoming freshman and first time Grand Valley students. Most require high academic achievement and are automatically awarded to applicants based on information provided in the student's admission application.

For new students entering GVSU for the 2020/21 academic year, the Admissions Office has extended the deadline for accepting documents from students that were admitted by December 31, 2019.  Any first time student admitted by December 31, 2019 may send updated documents to the Admissions Office until August 28, 2020 for scholarship consideration. 

Transfer students admitted by March 1, 2020 may send updated documents to the Admissions Office until August 28, 2020 for scholarship consideration.

A complete admissions application must consist of the following:

  • Official transcripts
  • Results of the ACT or SAT test
  • $30.00 application fee
  • Admissions application submitted either online or by paper

Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Consideration based on admissions application. For requirements and award amounts, click below:

Incoming Transfer Scholarships

Consideration based on admissions application. 

myScholarships

GVSU department and endowed scholarships that require a separate application.