myScholarships – GVSU and External Scholarships
Grand Valley offers a scholarship-matching tool to help admitted students match with GVSU scholarships, as well as external scholarship opportunities. myScholarships will prompt you to answer questions to help match you to scholarships for which you might qualify. Every student, each year, should log into the scholarships system! By just logging in, you may match to scholarships that do not require an application.
Please note, the FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available in December 2023. We recommend that you start your scholarship search now! If you are applying for a scholarship that requires you to show financial need, we will determine that after you file your FAFSA. For more information on the FAFSA, please visit Preparing for 2024-2025 Financial Aid.
Use your student network ID & password to login
Scholarship Matching Steps & Timeline
After logging into myScholarships, you will be asked to complete a series of questions to create your student profile. These questions, along with information from Grand Valley (major, GPA, class level, FAFSA, etc.), will help to match you to scholarships for which you might qualify. Remember, you will still want to review the qualifications of the scholarships before submitting an application to make sure that you fully qualify for the scholarship. The majority of GVSU scholarships will be available from November 1 through March 1, while external scholarships are available year round.
We recommend reviewing the myScholarships User Guide for step by step instructions.
Apply for Scholarships
Beginning November 1, you can start searching and applying for GVSU scholarships for the next academic year. This is also a great time to look for external scholarship opportunities, however these scholarships can be offered year round with varying deadlines.
The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available for students to complete in December 2023. Completing the FAFSA is an important step in a scholarship search as it may help match students to scholarships.
The deadline for most GVSU scholarships is March 1. Please note: There may be scholarships in the system with other deadlines (both GVSU scholarships and external scholarship opportunities).
Scholarship committees review applicant information and students are notified of scholarship decisions. Students will then need to accept their scholarship and complete a thank you note.
Please read the disclosure prior to logging into the system.
- By logging into the scholarship system, I grant Grand Valley State University and members of scholarship review committees complete access to the records and information contained within my student file, including information from my academic record, admissions application, FAFSA, financial aid record, and any other information to help determine scholarship eligibility.
- By logging into the scholarship system, I acknowledge that as a scholarship award recipient it is my responsibility to submit a thank you letter to my scholarship donor(s) upon request from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
- By logging into the scholarship system, I consent the release and publication of my name and pertinent criteria information as a scholarship award recipient to the appropriate scholarship donor(s), as well as any local media outlets, including those affiliated with GVSU. I retain the right to submit a written withdrawal of this consent at any time.
- By logging into the scholarship system, I hereby verify that the information I provide in the system is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge. I understand that withholding or falsifying information may result in revoked consideration of any scholarships I apply to.
Scholarship Review Process
Grand Valley participates in the practice of blind reviewing to allow for unbiased review of scholarship applications. This means that the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships does not share your name, student ID number, photo, or other identifying factors with reviewers when they review your application. In order to continue to keep your identity anonymous, we ask that you do not include any of these items in your essays, short answers, or uploaded documents.
The scholarships team is here to help you! If you would like to schedule an appointment for assistance with your scholarship search and to receive feedback on applications, please email [email protected].
Faculty or Staff member looking for more information?
If you are a faculty or staff scholarship reviewer who is looking for more information on myScholarships, please click here to access the reviewer website with further information on the review process. Please log in with your Grand Valley credentials to access the page.