Incoming Transfer Merit Scholarships

Application Requirements

Consideration for scholarships are based on a complete admissions application submitted by March 1 for fall admission (unless otherwise noted). Documents received after the deadline will not be used for scholarship consideration. 

 


Award for Excellence Transfer Scholarship

Award amount: $2,000 (renewable for one additional consecutive year)

  • Must have only attended an accredited community college in Michigan and completed 30 college credit hours at the time of application review. All credits earned must be from a Michigan Community College.
  • Must have earned a cumulative community college grade point average of 3.5 or greater
  • Must maintain 3.25 grade point average and Satisfactory Academic Progress at Grand Valley
  • Requires full-time enrollment
  • Deadline for consideration is March 1 for fall admission
  • Total award value: $4,000

Transfer Student Urban Schools Scholarship

Award amount: $3,000 (renewable for one additional consecutive year)

  • Awarded at application review specifically to students from select urban high schools.
  • Select schools from the following areas are included:
    • Grand Rapids Public Schools
    • Detroit Public Schools
    • Additional Michigan High Schools: Arthur Hill, Benton Harbor High School, Detroit High School of Fine and Performing Arts, Detroit University Prep Academy, Detroit University Science and Math, Flint Northern High School, Flint Northwestern High School, Flint Southwestern Classical Academy, John Pershing, JW Sexton, Northwestern, Pontiac High School, Saginaw High School, Southfield Arts and Technology High School, University High School, and Western International
    • Non-Michigan High Schools: Chicago High School Agricultural, Curie, Gwendolyn Brooks, Hillcrest, Hyde Park Academy, John Hope College Preparatory, Jones College Prep, Kenwood Academy, Lane Tech, Morgan Park, Percy Julian, Proviso East, Proviso West, South Shore International College Prep High School,Thornridge, Thornton Fractional North High School, Thornwood, Westinghouse High School and Whitney Young 
  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative community college grade point average and completed 30 college credit hours at the time of application review
  • Cannot be combined with the Transfer Student Early Awareness Scholarship or a Native American Tuition Grant
  • Must maintain 2.5 grade point average and Satisfactory Academic Progress at Grand Valley
  • Requires full-time enrollment
  • Students receiving this scholarship are also encouraged to participate in one of the structured student success programs on campus
  • Total award value: $6,000

Transfer Student Early Awareness Scholarship

Award amount: $3,000 (renewable for one additional consecutive year)

  • Recipients of this scholarship will have at least two years of participation in one of the following programs:
    • The Detroit Compact
    • Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Scholarship
    • Introspect Youth Services, Inc.
    • Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
    • TRiO Upward Bound
    • TRiO Talent Search
    • GEAR UP
  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative community college grade point average and completed 30 college credit hours at the time of review
  • Cannot be combined with the Transfer Student Urban Schools Scholarship or a Native American Tuition Grant
  • Must maintain 2.5 grade point average and Satisfactory Academic Progress at Grand Valley
  • Requires full-time enrollment
  • Students receiving this scholarship are also encouraged to participate in one of the structured student success programs on campus
  • Total award value: $6,000

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship

Award amount: up to $1,200 (renewable for one additional consecutive year)

  • Recognizes the outstanding members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society
  • Must have a total cumulative community college grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be a member of the PTK Honor Society
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited community college in Michigan and have earned an associate's degree
  • Beginning Fall 2018: Must be a graduate of any accredited community college and have earned an associate's degree.
  • Must be admitted to GVSU as a new, full-time transfer student for fall enrollment
  • Must maintain 3.5 grade point average at Grand Valley and complete 25 Grand Valley credits to renew the scholarship
  • Requires full-time enrollment
  • Must complete a separate application by March 1 to be considered. Visit myScholarships to apply. 

Distinguished Community College Graduate Transfer Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000 (renewable for one additional consecutive year)

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited community college in Michigan and have earned an associate's degree
  • Must have a cumulative community college grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • Grand Valley must be the first institution attended after the student has earned an associate's degree
  • Must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average and Satisfactory Academic Progress at Grand Valley
  • Requires full-time enrollment
  • Total award value: $2,000

SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES & DISCLOSURES

*Renewal eligibility for each additional year is determined at the conclusion of the winter semester.  

*Students are only eligible for these scholarships during the fall and winter semesters as an undergraduate student pursuing their first Bachelor's degree.  For programs and majors that require a non-traditional academic year, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

*Student's annual award amount must be split between the fall and winter semesters.  The full annual amount cannot be received in one semester.



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