Achievement Fund for Student Success
Supports university priorities for students via student support programs, leadership development, and experiential learning.
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health
The third and flagship building for Grand Valley's expanded Health Campus. It will allow interaction between students in all our health science programs, learning on state-of-the-industry simulation and technology and will house our nursing program.
Innovation Design Center for Engineering
Provides support for the expansion of facilities for the Engineering program.
Jamie Hosford Football Center
Supports the expansion of the Jamie Hosford Football Center which will foster excellence in training, coaching, and collaboration for the nationally recognized Laker football program.
Laker Effect Fund
Supports the priorities of the Laker Effect campaign.
Opportunity Fund for Access and Affordability
Helps students access a Grand Valley education and make it more affordable through scholarships and financial aid.
Endowed A Grand Day at a Time Endowed Scholarship
This fund provides financial assistance to students who otherwise would not receive help with the cost of their education.
Endowed A. Scott & Ruth P. Koeze Graduate Business Endowment
Benefits deserving MBA students with financial need and those with undergraduate degrees in the arts or humanities.
Endowed Aaron M. DesRocher Memorial Chemistry Endowment Fund
Assists enthusiastic upper level chemistry majors with finishing their educational journey with a minimum of educational debt.
Academic and High-Impact Opportunities Support Program Fund
Assists students who will be the first in their families to graduate from college or who have a limited income with opportunities like leadership development, internships, or graduate school exploration.
Academic Merit Scholarship Fund
Supports scholarships for students that are primarily based on academic achievement.
Academic Programs and Centers Fund
Supports the highest priorities for academic programs and academic centers.
Academy Degree Completion Program Fund
Endowed Accounting Alumni Scholarship Fund
Assists accounting majors with a high GPA and a high ACT score.
Accounting Summer Camp Gifts
Supports the West Michigan Accounting Careers Awareness Initiative (including a summer camp) that provides a more diverse pool of qualified candidates from which the local professional community may offer internships and hire into professional roles.
Act on Racism Fund
This performance group seeks to find creative ways to discuss the manifestations of race and racism.
Ada Council for the Arts Rebecca Vogelsang Memorial Scholarship
This fund assists first year students who are residents of Michigan majoring in fine arts or dance.
Adam M. Malson Memorial Scholarship
This fund is to assist a student in Political Science or International Relations with the cost of their education.
Advancement of American Philosophy Fund
This fund promotes interest, research, creativity, and an exchange of ideas and information of the history and topic of American Philosophy.
Alayont Fellowship Research Scholarship
Endowed Alayont Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Mathematics
Established by Dr. Feryal Alayont to honor the memory of her father, Ramazan Alayont, the fund is for students pursuing rigorous, independent scholarship mentored by a faculty member.
Endowed Albert S. & Ella D. Koeze Art Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to students majoring in fine arts.
Alena E. Zachery-Ross '95 and Quinton Ross Muskegon Heights Scholarship
This fund helps to reduce financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education assessable to students from all backgrounds.
Endowed Alexander Calder Honors Scholarship
Benefits students in any discipline of the fine arts.
Alison McManus Walters '73 Fostering Success Scholarship
This fund provides financial assistance to foster youth and ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth with pursuing a degree at GVSU.
Endowed Allen I. and Helen J. Hunting Research and Innovation Fund
To preserve, protect, and enhance the unparalleled freshwater resources of the Great Lakes region, especially Lake Michigan and the Grand River.
Alt-Marsiglia Scholarship Fund
This fund assists students living on campus and majoring in any science field.
Alten Book Project Fund
Funds help create a book of American Impressionist painter Mathias J. Alten’s paintings housed in the George and Barbara Gordon Gallery.
Endowed Alternative Breaks Endowment Fund
Supports Grand Valley’s alternative spring breaks, which aim to promote active citizenship within the student body through hands-on service learning projects.
Alternative Breaks Fund
Supports organizing and executing volunteer service trips that deal with a wide range of issues that vary from Affordable Housing to Youth and Wishes.
Endowed Alumni Association Presidents Leadership Endowed Scholarship
Award is given to students who work to build lifetime leadership skills while earning a degree at GVSU.
Endowed Alumni Heritage Scholarship Endowment
Benefits children of GVSU alumni.
Endowed Amanda Christine Thiele '05 Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship
This fund provides financial assistance to nursing students
American Marketing Associations Fund
A student-run organization aimed at helping GVSU students network professionally with their peers, make lifetime connections, and learn to market themselves and their skills to potential employers.
American Photo Marketing Scholarship
Supports bright and motivated students with financial need pursuing a certificate in Entrepreneurship.
Amos Sanders Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Assists and encourages students with financial need who are graduates of urban schools or who participated in Upward Bound or the TRiO programs.
Endowed Angus Endowment
Supports the operation of, and scientific programs conducted on, the DJ Angus research vessel.
Angus Sci-Education Foundation Internship Program
Competitive summer semester internships given to GVSU students majoring in the sciences.
Endowed Anita M. Gilleo Endowment for the Mathias J. Alten Catalogue Raisonne'
To be used for the ongoing maintenance and additions to the Mathias J. Alten Catalogue Raisonné by GVSU.
Endowed Ann M. Dilley Jewelry/Metalsmithing Scholarship Fund
This fund assists students with a passion for metalsmithing arts.
5 competitive summer semester internships to students from any discipline who will conduct research at Annis Water Resources Institute during their undergraduate tenure at GVSU.
Endowed Anonymous Endowed Math and Science Scholarship
Established by friends of Grand Valley and anonymous members of the Gillett Society to assist students pursuing careers in math and science with the cost of their Grand Valley education.
Anthropology Lab Fund
Supports hands-on instructional learning for students and research space for both faculty and students to conduct individual and university oriented research.
Endowed APICS Scholarship Endowment
Provides assistance to deserving management students with an operations management emphasis.
Applied Computing Institute Fund
Endowed Ara Cary Lectureship Endowment
Established to fund lectures focused on the welfare of children.
Provides for the maintenance and improvement of the Arboretum.
Endowed Archie A. '79, '83 & Mary M. Blood, Jr. Endowed Pathway Scholarship
This fund supports SCB students from middle income families who do not qualify for financial aid from government programs.
Endowed Arend D. & Nancy Lubbers Honors College Scholarship
Benefits exceptional students enrolled in the Frederik Meijer Honors College.
Endowed Arnold Ott Lectureship in Chemistry
Brings two qualified lecturers in the field of chemistry to Grand Valley each year.
Endowed Arthur Hills Endowed Music Scholarship
Benefits music students, who audition for the award.
Association of Information Technology Professionals Scholar
Honors Computer Science and Information Systems majors for their outstanding performance and to encourage them to continue in their field at his or her level of excellence.
Endowed AT&T Pioneers Michigan Chapter Scholarship Endowment
Benefits students of the College of Education, with preference given to relatives of TPA members. Recipients are required to perform community service.
Endowed Athletic Training Award of Excellence Endowed Scholarship
Recognizes a current student in good standing in the Masters of Athletic Training (MAT) degree program and plans to pursue a career in athletic training.
Athletic Training Fund
Used for fundraising activities for the student athletic training program, this fund helps purchase uniforms for student trainers who travel with and care for student-athletes.
Autocam Medical Engineering Scholarship
This fund is to encourage engineering majors interested in practical engineering and educate young people about the changes in advanced manufacturing over the last 20 years.
AWRI - Kleindl Research Fund
AWRI Development Fund
A general fund to support operations at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute.
Endowed Bachmeier Disability Support Services Endowment
Enriches the learning environments for students with disabilities by providing enhancements or accommodations.
Endowed Baker-Hall Physics Endowment
Supports the needs of the Physics Department.
Endowed Baldwin Foundation Scholarship Endowment
Provides financial assistance for high achieving students in Engineering and Education.
Endowed Barbara Flaschenriem Endowed Classics Scholarship
Scholarship for Classics majors in memory of a founding member of the GVSU Classics Department
Endowed Barbara Padnos International Scholarship
Assists students planning to study abroad for an entire academic year with preference given to students majoring in arts or humanities.
Bard to Go Fund
Fund that supports Grand Valley’s Shakespeare Festival touring company, Bard to Go.
Endowed Barry Castro Business Ethics Endowment
Benefits sophomores, juniors, and seniors with interests in business, ethics, and philosophy.
Endowed Bart & Anne Merkle Dean of Students Leadership Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists GV student leaders with the cost of their education.
Investment in the future of our student-athletes, the facilities and equipment they use, and the health of the programs they participate in.
Bass Anglers Club
BDO Seidman International Accounting Scholarship
Supports accounting students participating in the London Study Abroad program.
Endowed Be the Change Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists first generation students who have a parent that has previously been or currently incarcerated (defined as time spent in jail or prison).
Endowed Beatrice "Bea" A. Idema Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to provide encouragement and financial support to nursing students.
Supports the annual Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series on the Pew Campus. Performances of free open-air concerts are given by internationally renowned carillonneurs.
Endowed Beckering Family Carillon Endowment
Funds the annual summer carillon concert played on the Beckering Family Carillon on the Pew Campus.
Endowed Becky Eckstrom Environmental Studies Scholarship Endowment
This fund supports students interested in outdoor environmental sciences.
Bell Family Theatre Scholarship
The fund encourages students to continue honing their craft and never lose enthusiasm for the theatre.
Endowed Benjamin Mutnick Endowed Hospitality and Tourism Management Scholarship
This fund assists the HTM student who has achieved success in the program while overcoming challenges or adverse conditions in personal lives.
Endowed Bennett L. Rudolph Endowed Marketing Scholarship
Established by alumni and friends to assist students majoring in marketing with the cost of their Grand Valley education.
Endowed Berkowitz Scholarship Endowment
Aids physically handicapped students who are attending GVSU full-time.
Endowed Bernard & Camille Cebelak Scholarship
Provides assistance to GVSU students of good academic standing from the Grand Rapids area.
Endowed Berthold Price Scholarship Endowment Fund
To encourage diverse students to achieve and accomplish all that is possible while enrolled at Grand Valley State University.
Endowed Bill & Diana Wipperfurth AWRI Student Research Scholarship
Provides incidental financial aid to Grand Valley students who are engaged in academic activities at the Lake Michigan Center.
Endowed Bill '73 and Jan Anway Athletic Endowed Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to GVSU student-athletes who are majoring in education, with first preference to football players, then basketball players, any other Laker athlete or GVSU club sport participant.
Endowed Biology Field & Laboratory Enhancement Fund
Supports lab and field experiments.
Biomed Engineering Graduate Assistants Support Fund
Supports opportunities like the graduate assistantships and research partnerships with local companies that prepare Grand Valley’s students for the future.
Endowed Biomedical/Health Sciences Student Research Endowment
Provides support for student research within faculty labs, dissemination of research results by students at national and international meetings, and purchase of lab equipment supplies for student use.
Endowed Blinkhorn/Donk First Generation Scholars Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists Junior or senior, permanent resident of Michigan, and first generation in family to graduate with a four-year degree.
Endowed Blue Working Family Endowed Scholarship
To assist students who graduated from high schools in Michigan who otherwise might not be able to attend and finish college solely because of economic reasons.
BMS Cadaver Lab Fund
Supports the running of the cadaver lab for Biomedical Science students, providing the opportunity for students to gain real laboratory experience.
Endowed Boand & Rowe Endowment for Advancement of Women in Sport & Physical Activity
This fund supports advancement of women in leadership in sport and physical activity.
Endowed Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation Endowment
Supports the Wesorick Center, which provides scholarly leadership that unites interdisciplinary healers in the research and implementation work essential to transforming practice at the point of care.
Endowed Brandon M. Haneckow '17 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established in memory of Brandon Haneckow ’17 to assist students studying pre med, pre-dental or physician assistant studies who have overcome significant adversity with preference given to first generation and student parents.
Endowed Branstrom Fine Arts Scholarship Endowment
Benefits any fine arts student. Established by the William J. and Margaret C. Branstrom Trust in 1972.
Brazilian Jiu Jutsu Club
Benefits students regularly enrolled in any history course.
Endowed Brian Haskin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students with a life-threatening illness and/or a disability.
Endowed Brintnall Interprofessional Palliative and Hospice Care Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists post-baccalaureate level students with the costs of completing the Interprofessional Palliative and Hospice Care Certificate at GVSU.
Endowed Brooks College Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad
Assists students in the Brooks College of Frederik Meijer Honors College to study abroad.
Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies Fund
This fund provides annual support for Brooks College students and programs in the areas of highest need.
Brooks College Study Away Scholarship
To assist student participants in study-away programs that are run by Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies or a Brooks College program.
Endowed Brooks First Generation Diversity Endowed Scholarship
This GVUF scholarship benefits first generation diversity students.
Endowed Bucky Love WGVU Television Music Program Endowment
Endowed in honor of Bucky Love to support the WGVU Music Program students at Grand Valley.
Endowed Budden Family Pathway Endowed Scholarship
This fund helps widen the pathway to graduation for students from middle income families who do not qualify for federal-need based aid and are ineligible for many programs intended to reduce tuition costs.
Endowed Buzzitta Family Endowed Scholarship
This fund provides financial assistance to GV students.
Endowed Campbell-Williams Endowed Business Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to students from the cities of Flint and Grand Rapids who demonstrate financial need.
Endowed Campus Dining - Aramark Pathway Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to support students from middle income families with financial need.
Endowed Campus Dining - ARAMARK Student Excellence Endowed Scholarship
Rewards a student who serves as a positive representative for GVSU Campus Dining.
Campus for Consent
Campus Interfaith Resources
This fund supports programs for students that develop interfaith leadership skills, including conferences and opportunities to hear from expert speakers.
Campus Life Night Fund
Supports the annual student organization fair where students learn about all the student organizations and campus departmental resources GVSU has to offer.
Endowed Candace Otte Scholarship for Nursing
Benefits a deserving nursing student interested in paramedics.
Capital Region Community Foundation Scholarship
Assists students. Awarded by the Capitol Region Community Foundation located in Lansing, Michigan.
Capoeira Mandinga Club
Career Center Testing Fund
Provide students the chance to establish their career goals with testing, simulated interviews, and professional development through the GVSU Career Center.
Career Events Fund
Supports the GVSU Career Center, which hosts career events throughout the year that bring together employers and recruiters with students and alumni looking for full-time jobs and internships.
Career Services Internship Award
Helps off-set the costs of volunteer internships for students who have demonstrated financial need.
Endowed Career Services Internship Award Endowed Scholarship
This fund helps to offset the costs for students in unpaid internships.
Endowed Carl and Claudia Bajema Grand Rapids Urban Schools Endowed Scholarship
Provides Grand Rapids Public School graduates and Grand Rapids residents with the opportunity to access a Grand Valley education.
Endowed Carl and Delores Arendsen Golf Scholarship
Benefits deserving male and female members of the Laker golf teams.
Endowed Carl Erickson and Mary O'Neill Pathway Endowed Scholarship
This fund supports senior engineering, computer science, and nursing students from middle income families.
Carroll Vocal Performance Scholarship
This fund provides financial assistance to vocal performance students.
CCPS Engaged College Fund
This fund is to support students, faculty and academic programs with additional resources to fulfill our mission and positively impact our community.
CEI Detroit TESA Fund
The Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy (TESA) works with students across Michigan to teach business skills and encourage entrepreneurial ideas.
CEI Grand Rapids TESA Fund
The Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy (TESA) works with students across Michigan to teach business skills and encourage entrepreneurial ideas.
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Operations Fund
Serves to champion and catalyze the vocation of entrepreneurship through development of talent and support for commercialization of new ideas.
Endowed Center for Health Sciences Simulation Endowment
Strengthens the Health Sciences simulation center by providing equipment and new and replacement mannequin parts.
Endowed Certified Financial Planner Program Endowed Scholarship
To assist finance majors pursuing the Certified Financial Planner Certification, with preference given to students enrolled in an Independent study course.
Cesar Chavez Committee Fund
Character and the Presidency Project
This fund supports high-quality events that take place every two years with a focus on issues of character and how they relate to U.S. presidents. The programs are free and open to the campus and community.
Endowed Charles & Florence Irwin Scholarship Endowment
Benefits male or female varsity athletes who are movement science majors.
Endowed Charles and Susan Baker-Clark Endowed HTM Scholarship
This fund assists HTM students with the cost of their study abroad program.
Endowed Charles L. Toot Endowed Memorial Golf Scholarship
Benefits a member of the university's men's golf team.
Charter Schools Special Projects Fund
Supports the events and projects of the Grand Valley Charter Schools Office, which seeks to impact public K-12 education through its leadership in Michigan’s Charter Schools.
Chemistry Instruments and Infrastructure Fund
The assets of this non-endowed fund are used to purchase and maintain instrumentation, software, and other infrastructure for research and teaching in Chemistry.
Endowed Chemistry Support Fund
This fund helps to ensure the Chemistry Department's ability to purchase and maintain excellent instrumentation for the long term.
Endowed Cheryl Barnhard First Generation Chemistry Endowed Scholarship
This fund encourages and assists students who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree.
Cheryl Borgman Nursing Student Assistance Fund
This financial fund assists undergraduate and graduate nursing students with non-tuition related expenses such as books, materials and travel expenses for clinical placements so they can focus on successfully completing their nursing degree.
Children's Enrichment Center - Student Parent Support
Supports the Children's Center, ensuring high quality early learning and engagement for "Grand Valley's youngest students."
Endowed Children's Enrichment Center Scholarship Endowment Fund
Created to help Grand Valley students with the costs of child care, eliminating a barrier to a college degree.
Endowed Christos T. & Joan A. Panopoulos Physician Assistant Studies Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students in the Physician Assistant Studies program during their year-long clinical phase.
Endowed Chuck Peterson '83 Memorial Film and Video Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship in memory of Chuck Peterson to assist Film and Video students with creative projects that support the nonprofit sector.
Endowed Clarke & Nancy Borgeson Science, Technology and Mathematics Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists Leslie High School graduates majoring in Science, Technology and Mathematics.
CLAS Academic Advising Center Fund
Supports the CLAS Center in their goal to help students navigate the university on their path to attain knowledge, skills, and a degree.
Endowed CLAS Alumni Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to benefit students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who have a financial need.
Endowed CLAS Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students in CLAS programs
CLAS Innovation Fund
This fund provides annual support for CLAS students, faculty and programs in the areas of highest merit.
Endowed CLAS Margin of Excellence for Science Endowment Fund
Provides support for advanced scientific research opportunities for students majoring in the sciences including working with faculty, publishing and attending conferences.
Endowed Class of 1968 Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists an incoming freshman student with the cost of a Grand Valley education.
Classics Gift Fund
Supports the Classics program, which fosters the continual exploration of and critical inquiry into the living traditions and legacies of the Greco-Roman world.
Endowed Claudia Bajema Endowed Graduate Fellowship
Scholarship support for graduate students studying business.
Clinical Dietetics Supervised Practice Fund
This fund provides support to clinical dietetics major with expenses related to their clinical placement experiences.
Endowed Club Soccer Endowment Fund
Supports members of the club soccer team and some of the team's running expenses.
Endowed Coach Jim Meerman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship will benefit student athletes with financial need who have overcome adversity.
College of Education Excellence Fund
Supports student experiences and program areas in highest need.
Endowed College of Education Future Teacher Scholarship Endowment
Supports students who are finishing their undergraduate program in Education and who will be enrolling in their student teaching experience.
College of Health Professions Special Projects
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship
This fund awards scholarships to help meet the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences strategic goals of recruiting, retaining and recognizing outstanding students in their academic programs.
Endowed Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization Endowment
Furthers the activities of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization by means of scholarships, awards, travel and organizational expenses.
Endowed Colliers International Endowed Scholarship
Assists business students with degrees in marketing, economics, finance and entrepreneurship.
Common Ground Initiative
Challenges students, faculty and staff, and the public to uncover the roots that connect the two major political traditions while exploring the challenges Americans face today.
Communications Classroom Technology Fund
Support the purchase of advanced technology within communications and journalism to give students the most current experience as they prepare for graduation.
Endowed Community Foundation for Muskegon County Interfaith Dialogue Fund
Community Working Classics
Students experience community organizing and teaching as well as the study of classic texts in philosophy. Students work in an area prison, rehab center, and job training agency.
Endowed Computing & Information Systems Scholarship Fund
Supports Computer Science and Information Systems majors by honoring students for outstanding performance, as well as support outstanding entering freshman.
Endowed Computing and Information Systems Freshman Scholarship
Provides scholarships for engineering and computing students.
Computing and Information Systems Student Experience Support Fund
Supports enhancements to CIS students' experience through student development, faculty development, and equipment support.
Endowed Cook Leadership Fellows of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies Endowment
This fund provides funding to support leadership studies, programming, and other opportunities for diverse, high-achieving graduate and undergraduate Leadership Fellows from over 40 academic fields of study.
Endowed Coopersville Scholarship Endowment
Benefits graduates of Coopersville Public Schools.
Corky Meinecke Fund
Honors Corky Meinecke, ’77, a sportswriter for the Grand Rapids Press, among others. Benefits students with an interest in a career in sports, be it radio, TV or print media, or in media relations.
Endowed Corky Meinecke Scholarship Endowment
Assists students majoring in journalism who can demonstrate a desire to work in the sports arena.
Provide counseling for one student in need of psychological services to keep them on track for graduation.
Counseling Center Fund
The Counseling Center seeks to enhance the healthy development of GVSU students through prevention and education, psychological services, and consultation.
Crawley Japanese Studies Scholarship Fund
Recognizes and rewards students interested in studies in Japanese language and culture while participating in an international educational opportunity at Japan Center for Michigan Universities.
Cross Country & Track Club
Crowe Horwath Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to support accounting majors who are entering their senior year at GVSU.
Cuba Baseball Video Project Fund
Supports the documentary that was filmed of baseball team on their trip to Cuba.
Cultural Engagement Study Abroad Scholarship
This fund is to make study abroad opportunities attainable to students who want to learn and experience new cultures.
D. J. Angus Research Vessel
Supports the maintenance and upkeep of the D.J. Angus vessel which has served researchers and educational groups from 1986.
Endowed D. Scott & Susan Richardson Management Student Athlete Endowed Scholarship
Helps to reduce financial pressure on student athletes in the College of Business and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds.
Endowed D. Scott Richardson Human Resources Management Endowed Scholarship
To assist students pursuing a degree in Human Resources Management with the cost of their education.
D.P. Fox Sports & Entertainment Schol.
Scholarship for GVSU students from the sports and entertainment marketing and management firm.
Endowed Danny K. Phipps Music Endowed Scholarship
This fund is used to recognize and reward students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree in music education who demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, and potential.
Endowed Dave Feenstra Sustainable Agriculture Project Internship Endowment
This fund supports the Dave Feenstra Sustainable Agriculture Project Leader Internship Fund that provides for student workers within the Sustainable Agriculture Project program.
Endowed David Alan Bergsma Scholarship Endowment
Provides support to academically deserving student athletes.
Endowed David and Carol Van Andel Leadership Fellow Endowment for the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
This fund supports high-impact leadership programs, coursework, and other opportunities for three competitively selected student fellows in the Hauenstein Center’s Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy.
David and Diana Moore Biology Graduate Student Assistantship
This fund is used to provide stipends to Biology Graduate Student Assistants.
Endowed David Daniels Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Benefits a senior-level physical therapy student.
Endowed David G. and Mary L. Annis Education Scholarship
One scholarship benefits students desiring to enter the teaching profession and the other benefits students returning to the College of Education for teaching credentials.
Dean's Advisory Board Fund
Excellence fund utilized by the Dean of the Seidman College of Business.
Endowed Debra McKee Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists graduate students in the Occupational Therapy program with the cost of their education.
Endowed Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Lambda Pi Legacy Endowed Scholarship
Endowed Denise Meier Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship, in memory of Denise Meier, supports Occupational Therapy students on international fieldwork trips to Guatemala.
Design Optimization Evaluation and Redesign Center Fund
The DOER Center matches potential clients with faculty and students capable of completing their projects. Students and faculty involved gain experience and apply their knowledge.
Design Thinking Gift Fund
Detroit Compact Scholarship Fund
The Detroit Compact provides a tuition-free path to a four-year college degree for students who meet the program’s academic standards.
DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy
The DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy is a bi-annual colloquy series for the community where subjects of medical and ethical significance are discussed. Your support of this forum would help with programmatic needs.
Endowed DeWitt Barrels - Environmental Science and Natural Resources Scholarship Fund
Assists students pursuing careers in the preservation and restoration of natural resources.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Echocardiography & Vascular Student Fund
This fund assists diagnostic medical sonography echocardiography/vascular students with national board exam fees.
Endowed Dick and Betsy DeVos Leadership Fellow Endowment for the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
This fund supports high-impact leadership programs, coursework, and other opportunities for three competitively selected student fellows in the Hauenstein Center’s Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy.
Dick Nelson Memorial Sports Broadcasting Scholarship
In memory of Dick Nelson, the “Voice of Laker Football,” the scholarship will support students who are pursuing a career in sports broadcasting.
Endowed Dirk Koning Memorial Film and Video Scholarship
Awarded on a competitive basis to upper level film and video production majors who have made or intend to make media that contributes to the improvement of society.
Disability Support Services Fund
Provides support services and accommodations that enhance the environment for persons with disabilities and to help educate the university community on disability issues.
Disc Golf Club
Don and Millie Wagner Scholarship Fund
This fund assists students with volunteer, internship or work experience in programs or nonprofit organization that address women's issues.
Endowed Don and Nancy Lubbers Opportunity Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship will help attract and retain the brightest students from middle income families and help widen their pathway to graduation.
Don Lubbers Excellence in Athletics Facilities Fund
Provides immediate and available resources for upgrades to athletic facilities.
Endowed Don Williams Sr. Dean Emeritus Multicultural Business Education Scholarship Endowment
Recognizes and assists business majors in the MBEC Multicultural Business Education programs with cost of education.
Endowed Donna K. Brooks Presidential Scholarship
First year students may be considered for this scholarship and must meet the Presidential Scholarship requirements as set by the University.
Donor Journeys Initiative Gift Fund
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy - Philanthropy Circle Fund
Those generous donors who support the field-building work of the Johnson Center with immediately available funds are gratefully recognized as members of our Philanthropy Circle Fund.
Endowed Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Operations Endowment
Provides enduring support for original research and publications, the creation and delivery of professional development curricula, administration, thoughtful reports that advance the field, and more.
Endowed Dorothy A. Johnson Library Endowment
Established to sustain Michigan's only comprehensive academic library on philanthropy and volunteerism.
Endowed Dorothy A. Johnson Philanthropy Innovation Fund
Powers innovative, vision-driven programs to build a vibrant, effective field of philanthropy equipped with the knowledge and resources to advance the public good everywhere.
Endowed Doug and Christen Fox Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students with a declared major in Marketing and/or Management with the cost of their education.
Endowed Doug and Shirley Van Dyke Endowed Scholarship
Supports undergraduate junior or senior students in the accounting program.
Endowed Douglas C. and Kimberly K. Fenbert Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This fund assists undergraduate nursing students who demonstrate financial need.
Dr. Andrew M.C. Brown Memorial English Scholarship Fund
This fund assists English Majors with Language & Literature Emphasis.
Endowed Dr. Donald J. Klein, Sr. Graduate Endowed Scholarship in Accounting
Assists deserving graduate students in the Master of Science in Accounting program.
Endowed Dr. Earl Harper Management Endowed Scholarship
To assist African American students who are seeking a degree in business management.
Endowed Dr. Eric L. Van Fleet Occupational Safety and Health Endowed Scholarship
In honor Dr. Eric Van Fleet’s achievements and commitment to the university’s Occupational Safety and Health program for 17 years.
Endowed Dr. George I. & Helen Z. Quimby Scholarship
Assists junior or senior anthropology majors with financial need.
Endowed Dr. George I. Quimby Memorial Anthropology Lab Endowment
Provides for the acquisition and maintenance of equipment in the anthropology lab.
Endowed Dr. Johnine and Dr. Orel Callahan Honors Senior Research Program Endowment
Assist students in the Frederik Meijer Honors College with senior project research or work.
Dr. Linda D. Scott Nursing Student Success Scholarship
To assist non-traditional Kirkhof College of Nursing students who embody leadership and balancing work and school responsibilities.
Endowed Dr. Nancy K. Mack & Katherine Klemit Mack Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This fund assists Elementary education students: First Priority, nontraditional students. Second priority, candidates pursuing a second bachelor's degree. Third priority, mathematics or science majors.
Dr. Nancy K. Mack Scholarship
Assists undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a teachable major and minor in elementary education. Preference to math or science majors or non-traditional students.
Endowed Dr. Roy and Patricia Olsson Jr. Health Professions Scholarship Endowment
Assist first-year graduate students in the College of Health Professions transition from undergraduate to graduate studies by providing financial assistance.
Endowed Dr. Roy and Patricia Olsson Jr. Therapeutic Recreation Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students in the Therapeutic Recreation program with the cost of their GVSU education.
Endowed Dr. Sara Kane-Smart Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Children's Advocacy Center
Scholarship given to pediatric students in honor of the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Endowed Dr. Wayne & Paula Kinzie Counseling Staff Professional Development Endowment
To provide resources for ongoing professional development for clinical and clerical staff in the Counseling and Career Development Center.
Dr. William F. Pickard Business Scholarship
This fund annually provides scholarships to students with an intent to pursue a degree in business.
Endowed Drs. Esther and Enrico Sobong Scholarship
Assists returning students pursuing a Masters/Doctoral Degree or Registered Nurses (RN) returning to school to pursue a BSN.
Endowed Duke Tanaka Jr. Anatomy Endowment
Benefits excellent students who have taken comparative or human anatomy and demonstrate financial need.
Dusk To Dusk Exhibition Gift Fund
Supports the collaborative partnership between the GVSU Art Gallery and the De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College.
Endowed DV Alpha Scholarship Endowment
Benefits Kent County students with preference for Lee High School graduates with financial need.
To support the E-Sports teams at Grand Valley State University.
Endowed Economics Department Faculty Endowed Scholarship
Benefits Seidman College of Business Economics and Economics students who are juniors or seniors.
Endowed Edith Blodgett Endowed Piano Scholarship
Assists freshman students studying music.
Endowed Edward L. Tremba Scholarship Endowment
The Edward L. Tremba Scholarship Endowment is designated for a Geology/Earth Science Scholarship.
Elizabeth Ann Eccard Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Joseph and Dorothy Eccard
Elizabeth Platek '89 Communication Scholarship
This fund is to assist a student in the School of Communication with the cost of his/her Grand Valley education.
Endowed Ellen Pool Choral Endowed Scholarship
To reward exceptional vocal music education students by assisting them with the cost of their education.
EMC Center Gift Fund
Supports the electromagnetic work of the EMC Center at Grand Valley.
Emerging Technology Fund
Supports the acquisition of innovative and emerging, state-of-the-art technology (eg. virtual and augmented reality) to help create the next generation of teaching and learning at GVSU.
Endowed Empowering Haiti Through Education Endowment
Supports “rising stars” from Haitian high schools, who, without financial support, would not be able to pursue higher education in the United States to make a lasting difference in Haiti and at GVSU.
Endowed Endowment for the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Focuses on using research, scholarship, and creative activity as essential components of the university’s teaching methods.
Energizing our World Fund
To house foundation support for the Energizing our World Program.
Engineer Senior Project Program
Support GVSU Engineering students by sponsoring a senior project.
Endowed Engineering Co-op Endowment Fund
Proceeds from this fund will assist in underwriting the costs of developing and maintaining the relationships and infrastructure needed to support our co-op program.
Engineering Co-op Program Fund
The co-op program is a partnership between Grand Valley and businesses around the world to provide a full year of paid intern work. Students gain valuable experience in this program.
Engineering Formula SAE Gift Fund
Supports GVSU engineering students involved in GV Racing. The team designs and builds a racecar that will compete at Michigan International Speedway, against universities from around the world.
Engineering Student Competition Fund
Supports a team of students from GVSU’s School of Engineering to compete with other schools across the country.
Engineering Student Experience Support Fund
Supports enhancements to Engineering students' experience through student development, faculty development, and equipment support.
English Department Special Programs Gift Fund
Endowed English Faculty Endowed Scholarship for New Majors
Faculty is assisting and encouraging English majors with their GV education expenses
English Faculty Scholarship for New Majors
Assists and encourages English majors with their GVSU education expenses.
Endowed Enright Women & Gender Studies Endowment
Benefits students minoring in Women and Gender Studies. Established in honor of Jean Enright.
Enright Women & Gender Studies Scholarship
Supports students studying Women and Gender Studies who actively participate in community or campus service.
Environmental Coalition Fund
Helps to engage students at Grand Valley’s campus to be conscious citizens by promotion of environmental awareness.
Environmental Education Outlook Fund
Equestrian Club Team
Endowed Eric A. Andres Live, Laugh, Love, Learn Scholarship Endowment
Benefits nontraditional students working full-time. Preference will be given to students pursuing careers in Plant Cell Molecular Biology and other Biology majors.
Endowed Eric Jon Gillette Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Provides financial support to students with financial need who are completing an undergraduate degree in computer science or information systems, continuing the memory of Eric Gillette.
Endowed Eric Maino Community Technology Award Endowment
Rewards students pursuing careers in computing and information systems or those striving to integrate new technology in their chosen field.
ESL for the Future Fund
Endowed Esther R. Padnos Nursing Endowment
Supports deserving future nurses in the accelerated nursing program.
Endowed Esther R. Stotz Nursing Scholarship Endowment
Provides assistance to incoming freshmen pursuing a nursing degree.
Endowed Eugene and Lillian Pawl Scholarship Endowment
Benefits deserving pre-med or nursing students.
Excel Business Scholarship
Assists finance and economics majors who excel academically and engage in community service and professional development.
Excellence in Science and Math Education
Provides and coordinates leadership programs and services to achieve excellence for all in the teaching, learning, and application of mathematics and science.
Experiential Learning Fund
Provides high-impact experiences for students such as internships, co-ops and clinical placements.
Facilities Improvement Fund
Maintains and enhances the physical facilities on the Allendale campus, providing services which indirectly or directly support students, faculty, staff and guests of the University.
Fall Arts Celebration
Provides funds for the Celebration, which showcases world-class work by professional musicians, dancers, poets, writers, visual artists, and scholars collaborating with talented Grand Valley students.
Fall Science Update
Supports a regional conference on current issues in science education, teaching strategies, best practices, content updates, curriculum materials, and technology tools for K-12 science teachers.
Family Owned Business Institute Fund
Supports programming, research, and publications.
Farris/Lane Nicaragua Fund
Federated Garden Club of MI Scholarship
Assists biology students who have an interest in gardening, botany and horticulture.
Film & Video Production Feature Film Project
Founded in 1995, the film project brings students, faculty, and industry professionals together on the production of a film.
Endowed Film and Video Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
This fund supports film and video students with the costs of studying abroad.
Finance Department Advisory Board Scholarship
Supports students majoring in finance.
Endowed Finance Department Faculty Endowed Scholarship
Assists finance majors with covering the cost of a college education.
First Generation Career Support
This fund supports students who are the first in their family to attend college by providing support for unpaid internship opportunities.
First Generation Student Support
This fund provides hands-on learning opportunities for students who are the first in their family to attend college. These opportunities include internships and international experiences.
First Generation Study Abroad
This fund supports students who are the first in their family to attend college by providing support for international experiences.
FIRST Robotics Competition
Supports a competition in which high school students design and build a robot in a real-world professional experience.
First Year Student Support
Supports faculty training for the Student Success Network which matches first year students with faculty mentors.
Endowed Florence Cowan Ward Scholarship for Nursing
The Florence Cowan Ward Scholarship for Nursing benefits nursing students.
Folds of Honor - GVSU Fund
Provides scholarships to the children and spouses of those killed or disabled while in service to our nation.
Endowed Football Alumni Endowment Fund
The Football Alumni Endowment provides special enhancement for the operation of the football program.
Provides for fundraising activities for the football program.
Fostering Laker Success Fund
To recruit, retain, and graduate youth that have experience with the foster care system with the goal of post-secondary completion at GVSU
Foundations Endowments and Family Offices (FEFO) Fund
A fund to track revenue and expenses related to FEFO activities.
Four P's of Marketing Scholarship
This fund assists SCB Marketing Majors who demonstrate a desire to succeed in their marketing career.
Endowed Frances Anne Kelleher Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund is for History or Social Studies students studying abroad.
Endowed Frank Fund Endowment
Created in honor of Professor Frank Blossom, this fund supports professional development opportunities for Advertising and Public Relations majors, ranging from airfare to conference registrations for experiential learning outside of the walls of GVSU.
Endowed Fraternity & Sorority Laker Leaders Endowed Scholarship
This fund rewards students with exceptional leadership on campus.
Endowed Fred A. Bell Business Scholarship Endowment
Awarded to Seidman College of Business students to participate in study abroad programs.
Endowed Frederick A. Chapman Endowed Memorial Public Relations Scholarship
This fund assists students in Public Relations who are committed to community service.
Endowed Frederick S. Singer Memorial Veterans Endowed Scholarship
Assists US Military veterans with the cost of a GVSU degree.
Endowed Frederik Meijer Honors College Service-Learning Endowment
This fund provides financial assistance for students and faculty involved in service-learning activities in the Frederik Meijer Honors College.
Frederik Meijer Writing Center
Supports lectures, conversation hours, movie showings, and other activities sponsored by the French Club to promote the French language and Francophone culture in West Michigan.
French Festival Fund
Endowed Frey Foundation Chair for Family Foundations and Philanthropy
Support for the Frey Chair drives understanding in the field of family philanthropy, including applied research and scholarship, field building and advising, teaching and thought leadership.
Endowed FTCH Engineering Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students pursuing degrees in electrical or mechanical engineering at Grand Valley.
Endowed FTCH Occupational Safety and Health Management Endowed Pathway Scholarship
This fund assists students pursuing careers in occupational safety and help to widen the pathway to graduation for students from middle income families who do not qualify for federal-need based aid and are ineligible for many of the government programs.
Gail & Scott Haebich Nursing Scholarship
Assists students to obtaining their goals in the field of nursing.
Endowed Gayle Davis First Generation Endowed Scholarship
This fund helps to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education assessable to students from all backgrounds.
General Art Collection Fund
Endowed General Dynamics Land Systems Eng. Schol
Initiated by General Dynamics Land Systems, the scholarship supports qualified Grand Valley students pursuing a degree in engineering.
Endowed Geology Development Endowment
Supplements the Geology departmental budget, and is not used for scholarships.
Endowed Geology Student Field Camp Endowment
Supports students attending Geology Field Camp.
Endowed George & Barbara Breur Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Endowed George and Barbara Gordon Endowment for the Gordon Gallery
Provides funds for the upkeep of the Gordon Gallery.
Endowed George and Marianne Stein Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Gunter Stein in memory of George and Marianne Stein. It provides support to students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math fields.
Endowed Georgette "Tete" Zainea Memorial Pathway Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to help widen the pathway to graduation for students from middle income families who do not qualify for federal need-based aid and are ineligible for many of the government programs intended to defray the costs of tuition and fees.
Gerald R. Ford Biography Project Fund
Fund dedicated to honoring President Gerald R. Ford by creating his biography.
Supports lectures, conversation hours, movie showings, and other activities sponsored by the German Club to promote the German language and culture in West Michigan.
Endowed Gierst & Egler Trust Endowment
Provides for talented students in music.
Endowed Gilbert R. and Patricia K. Davis Endowed Merit English Scholarship
Assists deserving junior or senior level students majoring in English.
Endowed Gilbert R. and Patricia K. Davis Endowed Merit Humanities Scholarship
This fund is to recognize scholastic achievement in any of the following majors within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Art and Design, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Literature, Music, Philosophy, or Theatre.
Endowed Gilbert R. and Patricia K. Davis Endowed Theatre Scholarship
This fund assists theatre students at Grand Valley.
Endowed Giles Accounting Scholarship Endowment
Assists deserving full-time graduate students in Accounting who show promise of making outstanding contributions.
Endowed Gleaves Whitney Leadership Fellow Endowment at the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
This fund honors Whitney’s leadership at the Hauenstein Center, work in presidential studies, nationally recognized programming, and role in leadership education as envisioned by Ralph Hauenstein and Peter Cook.
Endowed Glenn A. and Betty J. Niemeyer History Scholarship Endowment
Benefits deserving junior or senior history majors.
Endowed Global Programs Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to support students planning to study abroad or complete an internship abroad.
Provides financial support and encouragement to graduates of Decatur High School in Michigan.
Endowed Grace Huizinga Endowed Scholarship
To assist historically underrepresented students in the Kirkhof College of Nursing or College of Health Professions. Inclusing students of color, ELS, and LGBTQIA.
Endowed Graduate Teacher Certification Scholarship
Assists deserving full-time graduate teaching students pursuing teacher certification who have demonstrated financial need.
Grand Finish Grant
Support and encourage the Grand Finish, an incentive program for students to graduate in four years.
Endowed Grand Forum Endowment
Funds the Scholarship for Continuing Education and provides financial assistance to persons whose college education was interrupted but wish to continue pursuing a degree at GVSU.
Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival Fund
Grand Valley Fund
Grand Valley’s largest source of unrestricted private gifts, the Fund supports the top priorities of any year in student financial assistance, educational opportunities or skill development.
Grand Valley Pathway Scholarship
This fund assists students from middle income families that don't qualify for federal need-based aid and are ineligible for government programs.
Endowed Grand Valley State University Endowment Fund
The unrestricted, undesignated endowment fund supports Grand Valley's strategic priorities. Principle gifts are held in perpetuity, while proceeds and earnings fund excellence in all areas.
Grantmaking School Fund
Supports the Grantmaking School where staff, students, and community members can learn the techniques and ethics of grantmaking.
Endowed GRCC Presidents' Endowed Scholarship for Transfer Students
This scholarship will continue the legacy of past and present GRCC Presidents by providing financial support to graduates of GRCC who plan to continue their education at GVSU.
Greek and Latin Literary Translation Fund
This funds the awards for the winners of the Eta Sigma Phi Greek and Latin Literary Translation Contest. Students enrolled in Classics’ intermediate or advanced Greek or Latin language courses are eligible to compete.
Endowed Green Family First Generation College of Education Endowed Scholarship
To encourage and assist students pursuing careers in education who are the first in their family to earn a four-year degree.
Endowed Greg Cadaret Baseball Endowment
Supports the GVSU varsity baseball team.
Endowed Gregg K. Dimkoff Endowed Finance Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to finance students.
Endowed Greta & Arthur DeLong Perpetual Scholarship
Assist deserving psychology majors, with preference given to students with handicaps or interest in cognitive learning.
Groundswell Education Program
Groundswell, an environmental education program, provides teacher training and professional development and grants for local schools.
Support students in the Laker Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, University Band, and Basketball Pep Band, with expenses such as performance invitations and opportunities.
Endowed GV in DC Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to encourage students to attend the GV in DC program in partnership with The Washington Center.
Endowed GV Lanthorn Merit Scholarship
Benefits student editors and managers.
Endowed GVSU Art Collection Endowment
To be used for the maintenance of the University’s art collection and engagement with the collection. Will increase art education, expose to, and appreciate of, art within GVSU and communities we serve.
Endowed GVSU Athletic Endowment
Enhances funding for the intercollegiate athletic program, specifically for travel, equipment, uniform and facilities expenses.
GVSU Club Sports
Support Grand Valley’s Club Sports such as ice hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, and more with their travel expenses
GVSU Family Health Center
Provides compassionate and quality care to community members, including sick visits; primary and preventative care; student, women’s, LGBT, and sexual health; pediatrics; and more.
Endowed GVSU Founders Endowed Scholarship Fund
Honors the original 300 founders of the university and helps to ensure their lasting legacy.
Endowed GVSU Interprofessional Education Initiative Endowment
Helps fund interprofessional initiatives and programs.
GVSU Scholarship Fund
General fund dedicated to supporting students through scholarships.
Endowed GVSU Symphony Orchestra Endowed Scholarship
Encourages non-music majors who played in Grand Rapids Youth Symphony to join the GVSU Symphony Orchestra to continue to develop their musical talents and perform while in college.
GVSU Volunteer Fund
GVSU Web Team Scholarship
Rewards students in any major who demonstrate exceptional web design skills.
Endowed GVU Foundation Community Leadership Scholarship
Benefits students who major in any field, with a preference for those who major in business or public and nonprofit administration.
Endowed GVUF Social Work Minority Scholarship
To assist students of color pursuing careers in social work who demonstrate a commitment to advocate for social justice for minority populations in their community.
Endowed GVUF: Meijer Scholarship Endowment
Endowed GVUF: Spectrum Health Diversity Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to encourage persons of color from Michigan to pursue and complete degrees in the health care fields.
Gymnastics Club Team
Endowed H. Bart Merkle CSAL Endowment Fund
To fund professional development for graduate assistance in the College Student Affairs Leadership program both on and off campus.
Endowed H. James Williams Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists graduate students in accounting.
Hauenstein Center Annual Program
This fund supports the lectures, dialogues, debates, and conferences organized by the Center around the themes of presidential studies, leadership development, and the Common Ground Initiative.
Endowed Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies Endowment
This fund supports the Hauenstein Center’s mission of nurturing ethical and effective leaders for the 21st century through the Cook Leadership Academy, Common Ground Initiative, and study of the presidency.
Head for Henley Club
Supports the rowing team at Grand Valley and the Henley Royal Regatta, which is one of the oldest and most well-known rowing regattas in the world.
Health Simulation Center
Help health professions and nursing students receive hands-on learning about the health needs of patients, by supporting simulators where students can practice clinical skills in a safe and realistic learning environment before beginning their careers as
Health Standardized Model Patient Program Expansion Fund
Supports the expansion of the Standard Patient Program; students learn from contact with a healthy person trained to portray the personal, physical, and emotional characteristics of an actual patient.
Endowed Helene Fuld Health Trust Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Endowed Scholarship
To assist students with the costs of the Accelerated Second Degree Baccalaureate Nursing Program.
Endowed Henry H. and Juanita Dungey Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Henry W. Dungey '00
This fund assists seniors from Kent County with characteristics of leadership, scholarship and community as well as a commitment to empowering and cultivating young minority leaders of the future.
Endowed Herta Oswalt WGVU Culinary Television Program Endowment
Supports WGVU Culinary TV programs.
Endowed Hilary F. Snell and Constance Z. Snell Free Exchange of Ideas Endowment
To be used to advance the free exchange of ideas through Hauenstein Center programs and it’s director’s research, writing, and publication.
Hillel - GVSU
Supports Hillel’s mission to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Together, we are building a new generation of Jewish leaders.
Historical European Martial Arts Club
Holiday Helpers Gift Fund
Provides relief to children in hospitals by suppling kids with anything from necessities to toys. Works to help lower the overall cost of a child’s hospital stay.
Endowed Holliday Willey Psychology Scholarship
Recognizes psychology majors who have demonstrated a desire to study Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD).
Honors Co-Curricular Support Gifts Fund
This fund helps subsidize costs for a variety of co-curricular activities that enrich learning in the Honors College.
Endowed Honors Program Enrichment Fund
The Honors Program Enrichment Fund underwrites the costs of field trips and other special educational experiences for honors program students.
Endowed Hosford Family Excellence in Academics & Athletics Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund benefits young adults from Rockford, MI, who excelled in academics and athletics, who now attend GVSU.
Endowed Hospitality and Tourism Management Endowment
Provides faculty development support for the Hospitality and Tourism Management department of GVSU, as well as supporting HTM student internships and other hands on experiences in the field.
Endowed Howard & Rose Stein Biology Scholarship Endowment
Benefits deserving students majoring in biology, natural resources management, or cell and molecular biology.
HTM Club Scholarship
Hugo Salazar Memorial Scholarship
Students who receive the Hugo Salazar Memorial Scholarship will help promote cultural understanding among Spanish speaking populations and study abroad.
Human Performance Lab
Dedicated to undergraduate instruction and student scholarship. Helps to equip the lab with technology essential for today’s Exercise Science professional.
Endowed Inclusion and Equity Endowed Scholarship
This fund supports students impacted by the Division of Inclusion and Equity and assists students pursuing social justice focused careers, including aspiring chief diversity officers.
Initech Global Advancing Technology Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage graduates of public high schools who are pursuing higher education in Information Technology fields with goals to promote diversity in the field.
Initech Global Diversity in Technology Scholarship
This fund is used to assist and encourage students of color who are pursuing higher education in information technology fields.
Initech Global Technology Scholarship
This fund assists graduates of Forest Hills Public Schools pursuing higher education in information technology fields.
Endowed Innovation Connection Endowment Fund
Interdisciplinary Studies General Fund
Support the students and programs of Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies.
International Artwork Fund
Investment Portfolio Organization Activities
Provides support for events and activities sponsored by the undergraduate student finance organization, the IPO.
IPO Student Investment Fund
Supports IPO Student Organization programming, activities, and scholarships.
Endowed Ira Brad Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to students who have participated in TRIO/Upward Bound programs.
Irwin Athletic Fund
Benefits all athletic department programs.
Endowed J. Patrick Sandro Education Scholarship
Benefits students in the College of Education with a passion for children and education, a potential for leadership, an interest in reform, and a history of personal integrity.
Endowed J.C. Huizenga Business Scholarship
Benefits undergraduate junior and senior students in the Seidman College of Business.
Endowed Jack J. Korff Seidman College of Business Finance Scholarship Endowment
Endowed Jacob C. Mol Family Athletic Endowed Scholarship
Benefits deserving members of the varsity basketball team.
Endowed Jacquelyn De Regnaucourt WGVU Television Nature and Environment Endowment
To support television programming and features and promotes an appreciation of our natural environment including animals, plants, and the cosmic universe.
Jad Abou-Maarouf '05, '08 and Selene Lacayo '06 Scholarship
This fund assists an undergraduate international student in the Seidman College of Business.
Endowed Jake Jager '18 Memorial Musical Theatre Endowed Scholarship
Endowed James B. Miller Endowed Engineering Scholarship
This fund provides financial assistance to engineering students.
Endowed James D. Bachmeier Endowed Scholarship
This fund helps to meet student priorities identified by the Enrollment Development Division.
Endowed James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Endowed Scholarship
This need-based scholarship helps to ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad.
Endowed James R. Moyer Endowed Scholarship
To support students pursuing careers to assist the aging population with recovery from disease and injuries, and the expansion of careers which keep older Americans in their homes.
Endowed James R. Sebastian Endowed Chair in Engineering Cooperative Education
Supports internship or cooperative education in business and engineering.
Jazz Ensemble GVSU Fund
Support the multiple Jazz Ensembles of the Department of Music and Dance at Grand Valley.
Endowed Jean E. Martin Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarship Endowment
Assists students pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree who are interested in child and adolescent health issues.
Endowed Jeanne J. Arnold First Generation Urban Schools Endowed Scholarship
Benefits students who are the first in their family to attend college, who are also graduates of selected urban high schools in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.
Endowed Jeff ("Dr. J") Chamberlain Meijer Honors College Alumni Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to assist students and promote diversity in the Frederik Meijer Honors College.
Jim '83 & Diane '82, '93 Meerman Coopersville Scholarship
This fund is to reduce financial pressures on students and their families from Coopersville High School.
Endowed Joan A. Panopoulos Endowed Scholarship
Benefits graduates of Grand Rapids Public Schools who have participated in TRIO/Upward Bound programs.
Endowed Joan Boand Athletic Scholarship
Benefits deserving male and female student athletes.
Joe and Claudia Pohlen GRCC Transfer Student Scholarship
This fund assists transfer students from GRCC and reduces financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds.
Endowed Joe E. Reid Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Benefits students admitted to the special education tracks in the undergrad or graduate levels.
Endowed Joel J. Orosz Endowed Fellowship in Philanthropy
The Orosz Fellowship, housed at the Johnson Center, provides support for students in any program area to explore their interest in philanthropy through original research and experiential learning.
Endowed John Allegrina Nontraditional Student Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Assist nontraditional students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as they face their own challenges of finishing a degree.
Endowed John and Barbara Gracki Football Degree Completion Scholarship
Assists undergraduate students who have exhausted their athletic eligibility to complete their degree.
Endowed John and Claudia Berry Design Thinking Endowment
This fund supports current and greatest program needs of the Design Thinking Academy at GVSU.
Endowed John Batchelder Political Science Endowment
Benefits deserving students majoring in political science. Established by the family of John T. Batchelder in his memory and to honor his service as a professor at Grand Valley.
Endowed John D. Wardrop Leadership Fellow Endowment
This fund supports high-impact leadership programs, coursework, and other opportunities for competitively selected student fellows in the Hauenstein Center’s Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy.
Endowed John J. & Marjorie E. Shepard Communications Scholarship Endowment
Benefits students pursuing careers in broadcasting.
Endowed John R. DeYoung Leadership Fellow Endowment
This fund supports high-impact leadership programs, coursework, and other opportunities for competitively selected student fellows in the Hauenstein Center’s Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy.
Endowed John Salski Memorial Fund
Provides for students in the biology department.
Endowed John W. and Virginia M. Reifel Economics Scholarship Endowment
Established to assist exceptional students pursuing a career in economics with completion of an undergraduate degree.
Endowed Johnny C. Burton Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This fund helps to assist Black/African American students who demonstrate a high level of interest in pursuing a career in business, entrepreneurship, or other fields of study.
Endowed Johnson Leadership Scholarship Endowment
Provides financial support for students interested in traveling abroad to advance their leadership skills in any career or area of interest.
Jon Hofstra Scholarship Fund
Honors Jon Hofstra, a geology major in 1992, who was an essential part of Grand Valley’s small community.
Endowed Jonathan & Marcia White Honors College Endowed Scholarship
A scholarship for honors students who are particularly interested in pursuing a career in some aspect of National Security or Public Service.
Endowed Jonathan and Melissa Hodge Cardiovascular Health Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will help students studying cardiovascular sonography, biomedical sciences, or majors related to cardiovascular health.
Endowed Joseph E. Appelt P.E. Engineering Scholarship
Benefits freshmen entering the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing who demonstrate an interest in environmental issues.
Endowed Joseph Spruit Engineering Endowment
Provides assistance to engineering students with demonstrated financial need.
Endowed Joseph Stevens Freedom Endowment
Funds the Joseph Stevens lecture series, which brings lecturers on human rights and freedom to GVSU.
Endowed Joyce F. Hecht Distinguished Scholarship in Philanthropy
Benefits full-time or part-time students of any major who intend to pursue careers in philanthropy or the nonprofit sector with preference given to graduate students.
Endowed Judy Pratt Non-traditional Nursing Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to students who have earned a previous BS/BA degree and desire to complete a BSN degree.
Juried Student Exhibition Fund
Helps to fund the Annual Juried Student Exhibition where a select group of art and design students will showcase their talents and works.
Endowed Jurries Family Scholarship Endowment
Provides financial assistance to qualified candidates who are working toward either a business or a writing degree.
Just Tennis Club
Endowed Justice and Society Endowed Scholarship
Recognizes and rewards students who have demonstrated academic potential to excel in their Criminal Justice studies at GVSU.
Endowed Kathleen Underwood Endowed S3 Fellowship
This fund assists students who participate in the Student Summer Scholars (S3) Program and who are conducting research in issues of social inequality in women and gender studies and/or history.
Kathleen Vogelsang Seidman College of Business Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to business students who did not begin undergraduate education immediately following high school.
Endowed Kathy A. Agard Endowed Fellowship in Community Philanthropy
The Agard Fellowship, housed at the Johnson Center, provides support for students in any program area to explore their interest in philanthropy through original research and experiential learning.
Kaufman Interfaith Institute Program Fund
This fund is dedicated to the Kaufman Institute's annual conferences that explore ideas on a community-wide scale and in interfaith contexts, including the triannual Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue.
Endowed Ken Venderbush Endowment
Funds the Venderbush Student Leadership Award.
Endowed Kendal J. DenBleyker Endowed Scholarship
Assists students in Criminal Justice with preference to residents of Kent, Ottawa, Allegan and Muskegon counties, nontraditional students and those who work and commute to campus.
Endowed Kenneth and Irene Fridsma Endowed Special Education Scholarship
This fund assists students pursuing careers in special education.
Endowed Kipp & Erin Chillag Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship assists a Doctor of Nursing Practice student in the Nurse Practitioner track.
Endowed Kirkhof College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Scholarship
For undergraduate senior-level nursing students who demonstrate financial need.
Endowed Kirkhof College of Nursing Endowment
The Kirkhof College of Nursing Endowment supports programs for nursing students.
Endowed Knauf Family Endowed Pathway Scholarship
Helps to widen the pathway to graduation for students from middle income families, who do not qualify for federal need-based aid and are ineligible for many government programs.
Knowledge Market Fund
Provide peer mentoring for students in writing, research, technology, and presentation skills to help them succeed.
Endowed Koeze Business Ethics Initiative (KBEI) at the Seidman College of Business
To support business ethics programming and resources specific to family-held businesses in society at large and West Michigan in particular.
Koeze Support-Business Ethics Fund
To support business ethics programming and resources specific to family-held businesses in society at large and West Michigan in particular.
Koning Family Health Sciences Scholarship
This fund is to help widen the pathway to graduation for students from middle income families who do not qualify for federal need-based aid and are ineligible for many of the government programs intended to help defray the costs of tuition and fees.
Kristin M. Zoller Cooper BSN '94, MSN '02 Nursing Scholarship
Created in honor of Kristin M. Zoller Cooper BSN, '94, this fund provides support for single student parents who are pursuing a BSN or MSN degree in nursing and reduces financial pressue on students.
Kulesza Family Healthcare Pathway Scholarship
This fund is to help widen the pathway to graduation for students from middle income families who do not qualify for federal need-based aid.
Kung Fu Club
Endowed Kurt F. Kimball Scholarship Endowment
Provides support for graduate students in the School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration pursuing careers in local government.
Endowed Kutsche Office of Local History Endowment
Supports the Office of Local History and its public history programs for students, faculty and practitioners in the communities Grand Valley State University serves.
Kutsche Office of Local History Fund
The Kutsche Office of Local History supports local history and cultural heritage institutions, organizations, and practitioners in West Michigan through expertise, networking, and collaborative projects.
Kutsche Special Projects Fund
Supports events at the Kutsche Office, which is home to the Local History Roundtable and multiple projects designed to support local groups and people to preserve, protect, and retain their histories.
Endowed Kyle Grant '12 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
L. William Seidman Center
Support for the construction of the Seidman Center.
Endowed L.V. Eberhard Scholarship Endowment
Assists academically distinguished entering freshmen majoring in business.
Lacks Enterprises Scholarship
Supports students pursuing a career in Engineering, Business, or an environmental-related industry. Established by Lacks Industries.
Endowed Lake Michigan Writing Project Endowment
Provides long-term support for the Lake Michigan Writing Project at GVSU.
Lake Michigan Writing Project Program Fund
Supports the National Writing Project programs that enrich teachers by inviting them to grow as creative writers, as writing coaches, as teacher researchers, and as teachers of other teachers.
Endowed Laker Athletic Bands Endowment Fund
This fund assists with fees/expenses and provide sustainability for the athletic bands.
Laker Baseball Alumni Leadership Award
Provides a scholarship award to a member of the GVSU Varsity Baseball team who has taken on leadership responsibilities on or off the field.
Laker Dance Team
Provides financial assistance to fund yearly operational costs including travel, uniforms, costumes, choreography, printing, nationals, and more for the 8x National Championship winning Laker Dance Team.
Endowed Laker Discovery Endowment Fund
This fund has been developed to springboard commercial translation of discoveries and inventions of GVSU faculty, staff and students.
Laker Family Fund
Laker Family Fund increases access to student services that enhance the Grand Valley experience and help students get started, stay, and succeed.
Laker Marching Band Fund
Laker Philanthropy Project Award
Supports registered student organizations with costs associated with executing a fundraising event, campaign, or project for an on-campus fund or program.
Laker Refueling Station
Help Grand Valley's athletes reach peak performance with nutritional support to aid in recovery and replenishment during and after workouts, practices, and competitions.
Lakers Go Abroad! Scholarship
Lakeshore Human Resources Management Association Annual Scholarship
This fund helps to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families to help make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds, ensuring that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth.
Land Conservancy of West Michigan Fund
Larita "Rita" Stephanak Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This fund assists a senior level undergraduate nursing student with financial need.
Latin American Studies Program
Supports the scholarly and professional development of students minoring in Latin American Studies. Students may apply for mini-grants for individual interests.
Endowed Laura Sakoski Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Provides financial support for students who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Leadership Development Fund
Provides opportunities for enhanced and expanded student leadership opportunities.
Leadership Summit Fund
Supports the student run leadership conference and campus tradition entering its 20th year. Leadership Summit has something to offer students at every level of leadership!
Learning Skills Development Fund
Endowed Lee Van Orsdel Honorary Endowment
This fund is used to enhance and sustain inspiring, forward-thinking student spaces, including technology and furnishings, at all GVSU library locations.
Endowed Les & Jackie (Ott) Stiner Fellowship In Scientific Skeptical Reasoning and Logic
Provides financial assistance/mentoring to Student Summer Scholars (S3 Program).
Endowed Les and Jackie (Ott) Stiner Fellowship in Historical and Humanistic Studies
This fund provides financial support and mentoring for selected students in Student Summer Scholars (S3) Program
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alumni Chapter Engagement Fund
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center Library Fund
Used to build the library collection of books and DVDs in the LGBT Resource Center, which are available for students, faculty and staff to borrow.
Endowed Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Scholarship Endowment
Established to benefit LGBT students and students who demonstrate a positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT issues.
Endowed Leslie M. Eitzen Voice Endowed Scholarship
Benefits deserving voice students.
LGBT Action Fund
This fund provides direct support of LGBT Resource Center programs and services.
Library Gifts and Donations Fund
Linn Maxwell Keller Professional Vocalist Gift Fund
To be used for the award, which will provide support for enrichment and professional development experiences for voice students.
Lisa Hickman Student Development Fund
Endowed Logie Fellowship Endowment
Underwrites internships in the Grand Rapids city government.
Lois Searles Hospitality and Tourism Award Scholarship
This fund assists students who are pursuing an unpaid internship to gain experience in the hospitality and tourism industries.
Louis Padnos Trust
Assists dependents of Padnos employees.
Endowed Loutit Foundation Endowment
Endowed LT James W. Parmelee Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Supports students in the College of Engineering and Computing whose academic success reflects dedication and perseverance.
Endowed Lt. William Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Benefits students who serve in any branch of the U. S. armed forces, active or reserve, and for any who are honorably discharged veterans.
Lubbers Cup Regatta Fund
An investment to support expenses associated with hosting the Rowing Club’s annual Lubbers Cup Regatta.
Endowed Lupe Ramos-Montigny "SI SE PUEDE" Legacy Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established October 2015 by the Committee to Honor César E. Chávez to honor the leadership of Lupe Ramos-Montigny and her many years of service to the Hispanic/Latino community.
Endowed Lynn McNamara Blue '86 Endowed Scholarship
Encourages promising students to continue their studies at GVSU and to utilize the many services, such as advising and tutoring, provided to ensure student success.
Endowed Lynne Kraemer Memorial Endowment
Benefits deserving students enrolling in the nursing program.
Madeline Siehling Statistics Pathway Scholarship
This fund provides financial assistance to students from middle income families pursuing a degree in statistics.
Malinoski Family Pre-Dental Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created to encourage students who are planning to attend dental school after graduating from GVSU.
Margaret "Peggy" W. Boyce Nontraditional Student Scholarship
This fund assists nontraditional students who work and have families.
Endowed Margaret Proctor School of Communications Scholarship
Benefits deserving students in the School of Communications studying writing with an interest in fiction-writing.
Margaret Sellers-Walker Distinguished Professor Lecture Series Fund
The endowment supports an annual distinguished practitioner lecture at GVSU in a topic relevant to managers of public and/or nonprofit organizations.
Endowed Margaret Ward Art Scholarship
Supports aspiring art educators who face financial challenges while pursuing their degrees.
Endowed Margaret Ward Music Scholarship
Assists students with financial need who are pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education degree.
Endowed Margaret Ward WGVU Symphony and Art Programming Endowment
Provides ongoing support for the presentation of symphonies and arts programming on WGVU-TV.
Margin of Excellence in Performing Arts Fund
Provides support for the performing arts productions and education.
Maria I. Perez Nursing Scholarship
This fund is for nursing students pursuing BSN degree who are dedicated to promoting academic, professional and personal growth for underrepresented groups in the nursing profession.
Maria Landon Marketing Scholarship
This fund reduces the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds.
Endowed Maribeth Wardrop Leaders in Philanthropy Scholarship Endowment
Supports a student seeking a Master’s Degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration with an emphasis in philanthropy. In honor of Maribeth Wardrop and her passion for philanthropy.
Endowed Marilyn and Budge Sherwood Seidman College of Business Scholarship
This GVUF scholarship benefits nontraditional students pursuing an MBA degree.
Endowed Mark & Elizabeth Murray International Travel Endowment
For students who wish to study outside the United States but without this fund, would not be able to afford to do so.
Mark '73 and Kris Kelley Therapeutic Recreation Scholarship
This fund helps GVSU therapeutic recreation students reduce debt and confidently select a junior year fieldwork placement and senior year clinical internship that will enrich their education and training in a specific area of interest, especially with vet
Mark A. Warren Memorial Scholarship
Fund supports future junior and senior chemistry students complete their education.
Endowed Mark W. Wilkens and Carmen L. Nochera-Wilkens Endowed Scholarship
To support students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences pursuing degrees in Fine Arts and/or Biomedical Sciences with demonstrated background in art.
Marlene Kenneway Love of Dance Scholarship
Rewards a dance student who has shown growth and promise from the start of their time at GVSU. In memory of Rebecca Vogelsang.
Endowed Marney (Houseman) MacAdam Endowed Voice Scholarship Fund
This fund rewards exceptional voice students.
Endowed Marvin G. DeVries Endowed Scholarship
Assists students from West Michigan pursuing careers in Economics.
Mary and Wilhelm Seeger Global Programs Scholarship
This fund provides financial assistance to students enrolled in the a short-term study abroad program of less than eight weeks, including faculty-led programs and overseas internships.
Endowed Mary and Wilhelm Seeger Scholarship Endowment
Provides financial assistance to deserving foreign language majors.
Endowed Mary Jane Dockeray Endowment
Provides assistance to incoming freshman of good academic standing who are planning a career in science.
Endowed MaryBeth Koeze Art Scholarship Endowment
Benefits students enrolled in Bachelor of Fine arts or Master of Fine Arts.
Endowed MaryBeth Koeze Endowed Scholarship in memory of Dr. Thomas Henry Koeze
Assists students in the Student Summer Scholars (S3) Program.
Endowed Mathematics Endowment Fund
Provides awards for upper-class mathematics majors.
Endowed Mathematics Student Research Endowment
This fund supports research and other scholarly activities conducted by students majoring in mathematics.
Endowed Mathias J. Alten Endowment
Preserves, protects and promotes the artwork and reputation of Mathias Alten in the Gordon Gallery.
Matt and Kendra Gibson Accounting & Finance Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with a declared major in Accounting or Finance with the cost of their education.
May Group Realtors with Re/Max of Grand Rapids Scholarship
This fund assists students with interest in pursuing a career in real estate.
Maytan Recording Fund
Endowed McFadden International Child Welfare Endowment
Assists students who are pursuing a Master's Degree in social work and plan to work with children.
Endowed Meijer Endowed Honors Chair Entrepreneurship and Innovation
This endowment will enhance the support of a distinguished expert or professor in the Honors College at GVSU.
Endowed Meijer First Generation Honors College Student Scholarship Endowment
Provides "full-ride" scholarships to Honors students who are the first in their immediate family to go to college.
Endowed Meijer Lecture Series Endowment
Brings two outstanding lecturers a year to Grand Valley to speak about the connection between Liberal Education and Careers.
Meijer Office of Scholarships Fund
Endowed Memorial Garden Endowment
Funds the Memorial Garden for memorial engravings. Available only to students, alumni, faculty/staff and their immediate families.
Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Fund
Directly benefit the operations of the swimming program.
Men's and Women's Tennis Fund
Contributions go directly to the operations of the tennis program.
Men's and Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Fund
All contributions go directly to the operations of the track and field and cross country programs.
Men's Baseball Club
Men's Basketball Facility & Program Enhancement Fund
Men's Basketball Fund
This fund is used for fundraising activities for the men's basketball program.
Men's Club Soccer
Supports members of the men’s club soccer team and some of the team's running expenses.
Men's Golf Fund
Provides for fundraising activities for the men's golf program.
Men's Hockey D2 Club Team
Men's Hockey D3 Club Team
Men's Lacrosse Club Team
Men's Rugby Club Team
Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club Team
Men's Volleyball Club Team Fund
Men's Waterpolo Club Team
Mercantile Bank Fund
Assists students in the GVSU Upward Bound (TRiO) program.
Endowed Mercantile Bank of Michigan Upward Bound (TRiO) Program Endowment
This endowed fund assists students in the GVSU Upward Bound (TRiO) program.
MI ACE Findley Scholarship Fund
MI ACE General Fund
Michigan ACE Women’s Network is committed to identifying, developing the leadership of, advancing, and supporting the retention of women in higher education throughout the state.
Mi-Light Photonics Scholarship Fund
This fund assists students who demonstrate an interest in photonics.
Endowed Michael & Susan Jandernoa Scholarship Endowment
Supports future entrepreneurs involved in the Center for Entrepreneurship.
Michael '06 and Janean '05, '08 Couch Black Excellence Scholarship
To assist African American students who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree (first generation).
Endowed Michael F. Young '90, '94 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Benefits students in the School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University in memory of Michael Young.
Michigan Cares for Tourism Fund
Michigan Cares for Tourism is a volunteer partnership between Michigan tourism organizations. Our goal is to breathe life into historic sites through volunteer clean-up projects throughout Michigan and raise funds to provide grants for tourism sites, and
Michigan Hometown Stories
Michigan Hometown Stories Restricted Funds
Michigan Literacy Project Gifts
Provides rich and meaningful encounters with quality children’s literature that will encourage students' love of reading first. Supports COE graduates as they begin their teaching careers.
Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur Lab Fund
Endowed Mike Lints Track & Field Equipment Endowment
Provides off-budget equipment to enhance GVSU's track and field program.
Endowed Miller Mineral Collection Endowment
Supports and expands the mineral collection in the geology department.
Endowed Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center Endowment
Supports the needs of the LGBT Resource Center.
MLK Celebration Sponsorship Fund
Endowed Mnomen Native American Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists Native American students who are members of a federally recognized tribe in Michigan, or who demonstrate lineal heritage from a state or federal tribe, with the cost of their GVSU education.
Endowed Modern Languages & Literatures Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship
Established to encourage and assist language students to study abroad and gain life experience in the language they are studying at Grand Valley.
Helps students experiencing financial hardship to remain a GVSU student.
Moriah Muscaro '15 Feature Twirler Scholarship
This fund was set up to attract talented twirlers to the GVSU Marching Band.
Move to the Beat Fund
Move to the Beat is a hip-hop dance crew that does a number of performances throughout the year including but not limited to Homecoming LipSync, Greek Week, and our Showcase.
Movement Science Events
Funds support events by the Department of Movement Science to promote healthy living across the lifespan.
Endowed Movement Science Student Excellence Endowed Scholarship
Benefits high achieving students in Movement Science and related programs.
Muggle Quidditch Club Team
Endowed Mullendore Legal Studies Criminal Justice Endowment
Recognizes and rewards students with financial need majoring in legal studies or criminal justice with the intention of entering and contributing to the legal profession.
Music Department Fund
Works to provide cultural enrichment to students in all departments and to serve the university community by providing appropriate musical support for all facets of academic life.
Muskegon Lake Monitoring Fund
Support the studying and monitoring of Muskegon Lake in order to preserve the ecosystem.
MWest Challenge Gifts
Through MWest, entrepreneurially minded students are able to develop and grow new ventures based on their own ideas.
NAI Wisinski Scholarship Fund
Established by NAI Wisinski of West Michigan (NAIWWM), the purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and assist students pursuing careers in commercial real estate.
Named and Endowed Faculty Positions
Provides support for faculty positions of highest priority across all academic programs and units.
Endowed Nancy Baum Endowment in Dance
Supports masters classes and lectureships in dance.
Endowed Nathan M. Hurwitz Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Assists Forest Hills Eastern graduates attending GVSU.
National Student Advertising Competition
Supports the National Student Advertising Competition team in the cost of travel and supplies to the annual competition.
National Summit for Family Philanthropy Fund
The biennial Summit is led by the Johnson Center's Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy. The event brings together family donors and other philanthropic professionals to advance the field.
Native American Student Association
This group is dedicated to promoting American Indian cultural awareness across the GVSU campus and surrounding community as well as bringing attention to important Native American social issues.
Endowed Nedra J. Smith Otis Art and Design Faculty Scholarship
Rewards outstanding art and design students.
Need-Based Scholarship Fund
Supports scholarships for students that are primarily based on financial need.
New Music Fund
Supports activities by the New Music Ensemble and Free Play concert series, including guest artist performances and residencies, composer commissions, tours, recordings, and general operating expenses.
Endowed Nichols Sustainability Scholarship
Established to encourage students to get involved with campus and community sustainability efforts and reward students who commit to environmental, social and fiscal responsibility.
Nordman Trust Scholarship
Benefits students from low-income families who have high academic standing with a preference to students from the Muskegon area.
Endowed Norman and Helen Gibson Geology Field Study Scholarship
Benefits deserving students interested in geology or geoscience education related research.
Endowed Norris, Perné & French Finance Pathway Endowed Scholarship
This fund helps to widen the pathway to graduation for students from middle income families who do not qualify for federal, need-based aid and are ineligible for many of the government programs intended to help defray the costs of tuition and fees.
Occupational Safety and Health Management Scholarship
This fund helps to develop leadership qualities in students pursuing studies in the fields of Occupational Safety and Health Management (OSH).
Occupational Safety and Health Student Experience Support Fund
Supports enhancements to Occupational Safety and Health students' experience through student development, faculty development, and equipment support.
Occupational Therapy Fund
Supports the Occupational Therapy program, giving quality education to the students in the program.
Office of Multicultural Affairs Program Fund
This fund is designed to assist the Office of Multicultural Affairs in developing programs.
Endowed Office of Student Life Student Employee Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to ease the burden on students employed under the umbrella of the Office of Student Life.
Endowed Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) Endowment
Provides student research and creative project grants to students who would not be able to actively engage in undergraduate research and scholarship without additional financial support.
ORPC Editor Gift Fund
Supports the editing of ORPC in order to service as a resource for researchers, teachers, students, and anyone who is interested in the interrelationships between Psychology and Culture.
Endowed Ott-Stiner Fellowship in Chemistry and Natural Sciences Endowment
Financially assists students who are focused in Chemistry and the Natural Sciences while providing mentoring for students in the GVSU Summer Scholars program.
Endowed Owen F. Bieber Scholarship Endowment
Benefits a member, retiree, spouse, or child of a member of the UAW.
Padnos Art Collection Gift Fund
In memory of Barbara Padnos, the Padnos Art Collection honors Stuart and Barbara’s generosity and commitment to the arts.
Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Dean's Special Project Fund
Funds go to events, projects, and programs that encourage experiential learning and preparing students for careers in engineering and computing.
Padnos International Center Special Events Fund
Supports events that engage the university community in meaningful international experiences which foster an appreciation and awareness of diverse cultures, people, and ideas.
Padnos/Sarosik Civil Discourse Fund
Promotes engagement with the concepts and tools of civil discourse with hopes to strengthen the commitment to informed, peace-based, and respectful dialogue across the campus community.
Endowed Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professorship of Civil Discourse
Prepare students to be leaders in promoting civil discourse in West Michigan.
Pals Student Mentors Fund
Supports the Pals Student Mentors helps to provide at-risk youth with positive experiences.
Pals Volunteer Fund
Helps to support the Pals Student Mentors’ volunteer program, so mentoring can take place in home, the community, and during group events.
Endowed Pamella and Daniel G. DeVos Musical Theater Scholarship
Benefits music majors interested in musical theater.
Remove barriers for students who want to study abroad by helping to cover the extra, and often unexpected expense of passport fees.
Pathway Scholarship for Mathematics
This fund helps widen the pathway to graduation for students who do not qualify for federal need-based aid and are ineligble for government programs intended to defray the costs of tuition and fees.
Endowed Paton Family Entrepreneur Scholarship Endowment
This fund assists students pursuing a major, minor, or certificate in Entrepreneurship or engaged in entrepreneurship clubs and programming at the Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Endowed Paton Family Entrepreneurial Fund
This fund supports student experiential learning by supporting students enrolled in the entrepreneurship major.
Endowed Paul '81 and Pamela '80 Schweitzer Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students pursuing a career in education who are the first in their family to earn a four-year degree.
Paul '87 & Sue Spindler Accounting Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
This fund assists Accounting degree students who will study abroad.
Endowed Paul A. '72 & Janet M. (Nickless) '71 Royce Endowed PATHWAY Scholarship
This fund widens the pathway to graduation for students from middle income families who don't qualify for federal need-based aid or government programs.
Endowed Paul A. Huizenga Biology Education Scholarship
Benefits full-time juniors with a biology major seeking secondary teacher certification.
Endowed Paul and Dianna Johnson STEM PATHWAY Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists full-time juniors or seniors with a declared major in any STEM program.
Paul B. Henry Congressional Internship
Assists with expenses of political science students doing semester-long internships in Washington D.C.
Endowed Paul Brian and Margaret Susan Brooks Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This fund supports students from Richmond High School in Macomb County, Michigan.
Endowed Paul C. Miller Scholarship Endowment
Benefits graduates of Sparta High School with financial need.
Endowed Paul Springer Crew Scholarship Endowment
Enables rowers to benefit from the work ethic and team work inherent in crew.
Endowed Paul W. and Margaret E. Potter Scholarship
Benefits incoming freshmen who graduated from Grand Rapids Public Schools or East Detroit High School.
Benefits deserving pre-med or nursing students.
Endowed Peace and Justice Activist Scholarship
Assists any student actively pursuing a degree who can demonstrate by activity and essay, a devotion to peace, justice and community.
Pediatric Simulation Center
Funds go to the support, protection, and awareness of the Peregrine Falcon population in Michigan and the upkeep of the nest installed on the top of the Eberhard Center.
Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation Scholarship
This fund assists students pursuing a degree in the health sciences.
Endowed Peter P. & Patricia R. Renucci Medical Lab Sciences Scholarship Endowment
Provides financial assistance to students with financial need from the greater Grand Rapids area who are pursuing a career in Medical Lab Sciences.
Endowed Peter P. Renucci Family Medical Lab Sciences Scholarship Endowment
Provides financial assistance to students from the greater Grand Rapids area with financial need who are pursuing a career in health professions.
Endowed Pham Dinh Tham Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists Vietnamese students with the cost of their education at GVSU.
Endowed Philip P. and E. Joyce Versluis Supply Change Management Endowed Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to business majors.
Endowed Philip Peter Versluis Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to provide encouragement and financial support to criminal justice students.
Philosophy Department Gifts Fund
Supports the Philosophy Department and their goal to encourage students to pursue work in their areas of interest.
Endowed Physical Therapy Department Endowment
Enhances GVSU's Physical Therapy Department.
Physical Therapy Pelvic Health Fund
To encourage and assist Doctor of Physical Therapy students in their third year with the costs of attending conferences related to pelvic health or continuing education expenses related to pelvic health.
Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic Fund
Provides support for pro bono physical therapy services including equipment, supply needs, and interpreter aid to the many non-English speaking patients that the clinic serves.
Endowed Physical Therapy Urban Schools Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students from urban schools enrolled in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Physicians Assistant Development Fund
Funds support our PA program to attract and retain the best and brightest students, give them the best preparation for the workforce, and continue our tradition of excellence.
Enables undergraduate piano majors and area piano teachers to focus on the skills necessary for successful piano teaching.
Endowed Pioneer Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students with a "Pioneering Spirit" as exemplified by the Pioneer Class of 1967 at GVSU.
Endowed Plant Service Personnel Descendants Scholarship Endowment
Provides financial assistance to qualified relatives of Maintenance/Grounds/Service (MGS) and Police Staff employees and retirees. The scholarship is available to pre and post graduates of GVSU.
Plante Moran Accounting Scholarship
Endowed PNC Early Childhood Education Scholarship Endowment
Supports training early childhood educators to increase school readiness, social and emotional development.
PNC Early Childhood Scholarship
Provides support for students pursuing Master’s Degree with endorsement in Early Childhood Education and demonstrate commitment to teaching in underserved or at risk school districts in West Michigan.
Political Science and International Relations Fund for High Impact Learning Opportunities
This fund provides support for political science and international relations students who pursue high impact learning opportunities like internships, practicums, study abroad, and leadership development training.
Endowed Positive Black Women Scholarship Endowment
Assists students who demonstrate service to African American women and girls and/or demonstrate a personal commitment to African American women's issues.
Pow Wow Celebration Gift Fund
Endowed Price Heneveld Engineering Scholarship
Benefits deserving engineering students.
Endowed Professional Support Staff (PSS) Scholarship Endowment
Available to students who are enrolled full-time, and who are children of Professional Support Staff (formerly COT Assoc) employees of 3 or more years.
Endowed Professor Charles Knop Chemistry Scholarship Endowment
Provides an award for an outstanding chemistry major.
Project Day Fund
Project Jamaica Fund
Psychology Department Lab Fund
Supports the Psychology Lab where students can study their practice in the science of mind and behavior.
Public Relations Student Society of America Fund
Endowed R.B. Annis Educational Fnd. & Outreach Program Endowment
Supports the Outreach Education Program at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute.
Endowed R.B. Annis Water Resources Institute Endowment
Supports the Annis Water Resources Institute to integrate research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.
Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Fund
This fund supports students pursuing degrees in the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences.
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall
Provides funding for Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall in the university's health campus.
Endowed Ram Chattulani Endowed Memorial Scholarship
To support first generation students pursuing a degree in education.
Endowed Randall G. Litton Endowed Pre-Law Scholarship
Provides assistance to seniors who plan to enroll in law school upon graduation from GVSU.
Endowed Randy and Debra Price Endowed Scholarship
Supports students from Harper Creek High School to pursue their dreams of creating or owning a business, through programming in the DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship and Seidman College of Business.
Endowed Rauch Family Leadership Endowed Scholarship for Portage Schools
This scholarship is intended for young adults from Portage, Michigan who have begun to develop leadership skills through participation in athletics during high school years.
Endowed Ray and Fran Kisor Graduate Engineering Endowed Fellowship
This fund is used to assist graduate students pursuing a graduate degree in engineering.
Recovery Camp Fund
Recreation and Wellness Program Fund
The purpose of the Campus Recreation Program Fund is to support the offerings of quality recreation programs and services to current GVSU students.
Endowed Recreation Leadership Endowed Scholarship
This fund rewards dedicated student leaders involved in recreational sports, programs, services and activities.
Endowed Redfield Financial Group Business & Baseball Endowed Scholarship
Provides assistance to a Laker Baseball Team member who is studying business.
Endowed Regional Math and Science Center Endowment
Supports community programs to encourage and educate K-12 students in science.
Regional Math and Science Center Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for students or families in need who participate in K-12 programming at the Regional Math and Science Center; could include admission to summer camps or transportation needs.
Endowed Reister Family Scholarship
This scholarship is for descendants of families who settled in Chester, Allendale Charter and Sparta townships in the 1800s.
Relevance Fund for Programs and Learning Environment
Supports university priorities for academic programs and centers, named and endowed faculty positions, and capital projects that enhance the learning environment.
Renaissance Festival Club
Replenish Student Food Resource Fund
Supports the efforts of the Student Food Resource run by the Women's Center. Available to all students at GVSU it provides free food, hunger education, and other resources.
Residence Hall Assistance Fund
Endowed Rev. Darld and Joyce Black Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship
Provides assistance to students preparing for careers in physical therapy.
Rev. Terry W. '70 and Sandra L. (Mackus) '68 Allen First Generation Diversity Scholarship
This fund helps to assist students who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree (First Generation) and promote diversity at GVSU.
Endowed Reverend Dennis & E. Jean (Lackey) McMurray Academic Achievement Endowment
Awarded annually, the scholarship assists and encourages graduates of Ottawa Hills High School in their pursuit of higher education.
Endowed Richard A. Winn Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association Endowed Scholarship
To assist students with the cost of their education, increase awareness of careers in hospitality and tourism management, and promote diversity in the field.
Endowed Richard E. Veazey Graduate Academic Scholarship in Accounting
Provides full-tuition for an exceptional student to obtain a master of science in accounting or MBA with emphasis in accounting.
Endowed Richard Flanders Scholarship Endowment
Benefits deserving students majoring in anthropology.
Endowed Richard H. Lefebvre Geology Field Education Endowment
Supports the mission of the department to offer quality geology field trip experiences.
Endowed Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Endowment
Supports the Entrepreneurial Center.
Richard Wheeler Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will benefit dependents of first responders who have fallen while putting their lives on the line for our communities, families and friends.
Endowed Rick K. Hamlin Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Assists students associated with the LGBT Resource Center.
Rifle Club Team Fund
Endowed Rinvelt Family Endowment for Student Success
This fund is used for programs such as the Faculty Mentor Program and other student success programs including mentoring, tutoring, that enable students to thrive as they prepare for their careers.
Endowed Robert and Edward DeVries Families Campus Ministry Fund
Assists GVSU students involved in Campus Ministry in emergency and crisis situations.
Endowed Robert and Linda '89 Rynbrandt Endowed Sociology Scholarship
This fund assists Sociology majors during their junior or senior years.
Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute Field Station
Supports the construction of a new field station which will directly impact the quantity and quality of the Water Resources Institute’s research.
Endowed Robert Chamberlain Scholarship Endowment
Available to GVSU English majors with junior status who excel in writing and have an interest in theatre, art, or music.
Endowed Robert H. and Barbara Wood Entrepreneur Endowed Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to students in the Seidman College of Business who demonstrate an interest and passion for entrepreneurship.
Endowed Robert W. Fletcher Memorial Endowment
Offers aid to students who face a sudden financial emergency that would otherwise leave them unable to continue their education.
Endowed Robert W. Mayberry School of Communications Endowed Scholarship
Assists upper level communications students with financial need.
Endowed Rockford Construction Student Enterprise Endowment
This fund supports GVSU students who are selected as top finalists in the annual GVSU Business Plan Competition
Endowed Rodney and Lucarol Mulder Social Work Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists undergraduate and graduate nontraditional students and students from underrepresented ethnic groups with the costs of their education at GVSU.
Endowed Rodney Mulder Social Work Scholarship Endowment
Assists social work students at the upper class or graduate levels.
Roller Hockey Club Team
Ron Ward Scholarship
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide educational opportunities to students for study in the sciences, engineering, math, and/or health professions at Grand Valley State University.
Rosemarie Reilly Memorial Fund
Endowed Ross Perry Science Scholarship Fund
Provides financial assistance to deserving students pursuing a bachelor's degree in any of the core sciences.
Endowed Rowing Alumni Endowment Fund
This fund is used for expenses associated with the Grand Valley Rowing Team's activities and to provide sustainability for the program as the fund grows.
An investment in the future of rowing student-athletes, the facilities and equipment they use, and their ability to compete at the collegiate level of rowing.
Rowing Club Equipment Fund
For saving and purchasing of new boats, equipment, maintenance and repair.
Endowed Russel H. Kirkhof Fund
Benefits entering engineering freshmen.
Endowed Russell G. Mawby Fellowship in Philanthropic Studies
The Mawby Fellowship, housed at the Johnson Center, supports the work of one GVSU faculty member and two undergraduate students to pursue a research project/topic related to the field of philanthropy.
Endowed Ruth Chamberlain Global Issues Scholarship Endowment
Support for students with a research or career interest in earth changing phenomena and/or population change and identifying solutions to minimize resulting problems.
Endowed Ruth M. Perry Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship
This fund assists students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program.
Endowed Ryan Short Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides financial assistance to Masters of Social Work students pursuing a career in drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education.
S Kleiman DPT Young Alumni Investment Award
This fund provides financial assistance on behalf of the Young Alumni Award recipient to the academic department of their degree at GVSU.
S3:Year of Light
Support a day of interactive, hands-on science fun and learning for K-12 students, teachers, parents, and community members provided by Grand Valley faculty, staff, and community partners.
Sailing Club Fund
Gives GVSU students the opportunity to participate in Collegiate Sailing.
Endowed Samuel L. Westerman Endowed Seidman PATHWAY Scholarship
Provides support for middle income families who do not qualify for federal or governmental aid.
SAP/ERP Young Thinkers Program Fund
SCB Alumni Activities Sponsorships
Invitation for employers to sponsor an Alumni Association event and provide College of Business alumni with the opportunity to network with fellow alums and other successful business people.
SCB ERP/SAP Development Gifts Fund
This fund supports the activities of the Seidman College of Business SAP/ERP program, including the TERP Certification Academy.
SCB Ethics Center Gift Fund
Accepts miscellaneous gifts to the Business Ethics Center for its operations and initiatives.
SCB Finance Gifts
SCB Supply Chain Management Gifts Fund
Endowed School of Accounting Faculty Endowed Scholarship
Established to benefit students in the Seidman College of Business School of Accounting.
School of Communications
The School of Communications Scholarship honors upper-level School of Communication students who have demonstrated promise in their chosen field of study.
Endowed School of Communications Emerging Technologies Endowment
Supports the acquisition of state-of-the-art technology to help multi-media and communication students keep pace with rapidly changing and constantly evolving multi-media platforms.
Endowed School of Engineering Endowment
The School of Engineering Endowment enhances the school of engineering.
Endowed School of Public & Nonprofit Administration Endowment
Provides financial assistance to students in the school of public, nonprofit, and health administration.
Schroeder Research Project Fund
Science Education Support Fund
Endowed Science Equipment Endowment
Provides equipment for Grand Valley science instruction and labs.
Science Olympiad Fund
Science/Religion Curriculum Fund
SCJ Student Assistance Fund
Supports students pursuing a SCJ degree at the university to ensure that they are prepared for the workforce upon their graduation.
Scott A. Flahive Police Academy Scholarships
Created to assist an undergraduate student enrolled in the GVSU Police Academy.
Endowed Scott Bleiler Physics Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists a student in physics. Preference will be given to students with a physical disability.
Endowed Scott Dykstra - Oliver Products Scholarship
Assists full-time pre-engineering or declared engineering students.
Seidman College of Business & Community Engagement
Encourages and provides opportunities for College of Business students to engage in their community.
Seidman College of Business Accounting Development Fund
Supports faculty development.
Seidman College of Business Accounting Scholarship
The Accounting Alumni Scholarship assists accounting majors with high GPA and ACT scores.
Endowed Seidman College of Business Commercial Real Estate Scholarship Endowment
Benefits economics and finance majors pursuing a career in commercial real estate investment.
Seidman College of Business Dean's Special Projects/Gifts Fund
Supports the highest academic priorities of Seidman.
Seidman College of Business Economics Special Projects & Gifts
Supports faculty scholarship, professional development, and seminar series.
Endowed Seidman College of Business Endowment
Supports student professional development activities.
Endowed Seidman College of Business Finance Department Endowment
Provides additional support for the scholarly activities of the Finance department faculty.
Seidman College of Business Graduate Studies Excellence Fund
This fund assists graduate students with the cost of professional development opportunities, conferences, and experiential learning opportunities.
Seidman College of Business International Business Development Fund
This fund provides annual support for Seidman College of Business International Business students and programs in the areas of greatest need.
Endowed Seidman College of Business Management Department Endowment
Funds both student scholarships and faculty support needs.
Seidman College of Business Management Projects & Gifts
This fund was established for both student scholarships and faculty support needs.
Seidman College of Business Marketing Development Fund
Supports faculty research and student development.
Endowed Seidman College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment
Awarded to Seidman College of Business students to participate in study abroad programs.
Seidman ERP Certificate Program
One of the world’s leading programs where students gain an understanding of integrated, cross-functional business process experience using enterprise software SAP®.
Seidman ERP/SAP TERP 10 Academy Fund
Two-week academy offered to business and non-business students. Will receive an understanding of business processes adopted by companies around the world.
Seidman Student Experiential Learning Fund
Provides support for co-curricular activities for all Seidman business students. Examples include mentoring/coaching, leadership seminars/conferences, and speaker series.
Endowed Seidman Student Managed Portfolio Endowment Fund
In a curriculum-based course, senior finance students will conduct research, prepare and present reports while managing a live financial portfolio.
Endowed Seidman Taxation Endowment
Supports faculty development in taxation.
Senior Citizens Club
Supports a group of students who come together to show our love of people of all ages! We visit local retirement homes twice a month and hold two dances a year for senior citizens in the community!
Endowed Seymour & Esther Padnos Engineering Scholarship
Assists engineering majors of high academic standing with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues.
Endowed Seymour & Esther Padnos School of Engineering and Computing Endowment
Designated for academic purposes by the School of Engineering.
Shakespeare Dress Circle Fund
Provides training to aspiring theatre students, as well as to deserving undergraduate student designers, actors, directors, scholars, and technical managers.
Support Grand Valley’s Shakespeare Festival, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Your gift will also support Bard to Go, where students get the opportunity to travel and perform on the road.
Shakespeare Festival Alumni Scholarship
Works hand-in-hand with the Grand Valley School of Communications theatre major to financially assist students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to dramatic art.
sHaPe Summer Camp
A one-week day camp intro to the health professions for boys and girls currently in 7th and 8th grades. Students participate in activities that provide hands-on exposure to health professions.
Endowed Shawn D. Wiersma Criminal Justice Memorial Endowment
Benefits a senior student in the school of criminal justice who plans to enter the police or legal professions.
Endowed Shelby Fazio '13 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund assists students interested in wildlife ecology, conservation or animal behavior with costs of studying abroad or scholarship that will enhance their educational experience at GV.
Endowed Shelia Williams Student Leadership Fund
Enhances leadership and volunteerism activities for students on campus.
Sherri L. Muir Single Mothers Scholarship
To provide scholarships to help single mothers who frequently struggle to make ends meet while paying tuition. The first scholarship of its kind at Grand Valley, this scholarship will dramatically improve opportunities for single mothers to attend GVSU.
Simulation Center Gifts Fund
Sisters Who Lead Conference Gift Fund
Sixth Man Society Lay Up Fund
Sixth Man Society Slam Dunk Fund
Ski & Snowboard Club
Endowed Small Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund assists Grand Valley students working their way through college.
Endowed Social Work Faculty Development Endow
Assists with Social Work faculty research and conferences.
Endowed Social Work Scholarships Endowment
Provides financial assistance to a student who has excelled in his/her coursework and has demonstrated financial need.
Provides funds for the ICA Softball team’s projects and events.
Solar Racing Team
Supports GVSU engineering students involved in GV Solar Racing. The team designs and builds a solar racecar that will compete at the Formula Sun Grand Prix and the American Solar Challenge against teams from around the world.
The primary mission of this fund is to use technology to serve the global community through a team of students, alumni, staff, and faculty at Grand Valley.
Endowed Solina and Steven Kramer Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship benefits Physical Therapy students.
Endowed Somers-DeMaria Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by John DeMaria, member of the GVSU Seidman College of Business Dean's Advisory Board since 1992, and Judy Somers-DeMaria.
Endowed Spectrum Industries Inc. Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists students with up to 2 years of their education at Grand Valley.
Endowed Statistics Endowment Fund
Provides support to benefit upper-class statistics majors.
Steele and Mary Taylor Pathway to Education Scholarship
Gives assistance to qualified students from Grand Rapids Public Schools who have participated in the TRIO/Upward Bound programs.
STEM Student Mentoring
Support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students with scholarships and mentors through the RISE program to help ensure their success as they work towards their degree.
Endowed Stephanie Urbanawiz Physician Assistant Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship in memory of PA student Stephanie Urbanawiz used to benefit Grand Valley’s Physician Assistant students.
Endowed Stephen C. Rowe Student Summer Scholars Fellowship
Student Summer Scholars program with research in Philosophy, Liberal Studies or Religious Studies.
STEPS (Science, Technology, and Engineering Preview) Camp engages 7th grade girls in a week long program that centers on flight as a topic and encourages science, technology, and engineering.
Endowed Steve Hecht Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was created to support students pursuing a degree in the Biomedical Sciences.
Steven and Kathryn '83 Bandstra Clinical Placement Scholarship
This fund assists students at clinical placement sites outside of urban areas in Western and Northern Michigan pursuing degrees in RN to BSN, DNP, OT, DPT, and PA programs.
Steven and Kathryn '83 Bandstra Health Sciences Scholarship
This fund assists students with demonstrated financial need pursuing degrees in the RN to BSN, DNP, OT, DPT, and PA programs.
Endowed Steven E. Williams Memorial Pathways to Recovery Endowed Scholarship
Benefits students suffering from an addiction disorder.
Storytime Summer Literacy Gifts
Supports an annual reading program that takes place each week during the summer. Children receive free books and ice cream and gather around to hear stories.
Student African/American Brotherhood Club
Gives students who join the opportunity to explore other cultures and share their own heritage. Provides a range of activities, lectures, festivals that allow students to develop leadership skills.
Student Competitions Fund
Student Emergency Fund
This fund supports physical therapy students who need assistance due an emergency and need funds in order to stay in the Physical Therapy program.
Student Legacy Scholarship
Funded by current GVSU students, the scholarship benefits junior and senior level students who demonstrate leadership in community service through their on or off campus activities.
Student Life Fund
Student Life provides resources, programs, services, and organizations of every kind that help you become who you want to be during college.
Student Success Center Tutoring Fund
Provide academic tutoring for students in any subject to assist in achieving academic and personal goals.
Student Support Fund
Support students who experience an unusual or extreme financial event that could keep them from completing the final requirements to obtain their degree.
Student Support Services Fund
Enhances and expands student support programs.
Endowed Student Sustainability Endowment Fund
Provides for student sustainable development internships on campus and in the community that focus on environmental, economic and social impacts.
Student Textbook and Supplies Fund
Fund supports provision of textbooks, supplies and computer equipment for students in financial need.
Student-athlete Study Abroad Scholarship
Supports student-athletes pursuing their first study abroad opportunity during spring/summer semester.
Students First Fund
This fund provides critical support for student programs and services provided by offices within the Division of Student Affairs.
Students for Life
Endowed Study and Practice of General Semantics Endowed Scholarship
Established by the School of Communications to support juniors and seniors, promote awareness of the Institute of General Semantics and to encourage students to study and practice general semantics in their lives and professions.
Endowed Subar Family Model Coverall Endowment
Benefits Model Coverall Service employees and their descendants.
Sullivan Scholarship Trust
This scholarship is available for incoming freshman from metropolitan Grand Rapids area who participated in athletics during their senior year of high school.
Summer Scholars Program
Support the Student Summer Scholars Program, which provides funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote time to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester.
Suse LaGory Thesis Research Fund
Supports the research of seasonal impacts on stream fish populations by Suse LaGory.
Sustainability Leadership Gifts Fund
This fund was established for corporate donors, businesses, foundations, and other charitable organizations to contribute funds for ongoing sustainability programs and activities both on campus and the community.
Sustainability Reinvestment Fund
Funds will be used in the form of mini grants and/or mini loans by faculty, staff and students for sustainable development projects both on campus and in the community.
Sustainable Agriculture Project
Funds are used to further develop the education and practice of sustainable food systems on a 1 acre plot in Allendale. Established in 2008 for faculty, staff, students, and the local community.
Endowed Sylvia and Richard Kaufman Interfaith Institute Endowment
This fund is committed to facilitating mutual respect and greater interfaith understanding in West Michigan and beyond, particularly through educational opportunities in the community and on campus.
Synchronized Skating Club
Endowed T.J. Maciak Give Life Endowed Scholarship
Assist undergraduate students waiting for or have received a lifesaving transplant to allow them to continue education at GV.
Table Tennis Club
Endowed Tara E. Cleary Endowed Scholarship
Assist students who have overcome or are currently being treated for a life-threatening medical condition.
Tau Beta Pi Honors Society Fund
Supports the engineering honor society which gives honors to junior and senior undergraduate engineering students who display exemplary character and academic achievement.
Tax Executives Institute Scholarship
This scholarship was established for GVSU accounting students with an interest in tax.
Support programs in the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center that reward innovation in teaching and provide faculty with professional development opportunities.
Endowed Teresa Bernott and Elizabeth Lenartz Dance Endowed Scholarship
This fund was created to give aspiring students who remain committed to dance, while furthering their education at GVSU, one more avenue to reduce University expenses.
Endowed Teri L. Losey Endowed Scholarship
To support a student who exemplifies what Teri is most passionate about at GVSU; first generation students, those with Chron’s/Colitis, students from working class families, non-traditional students or performing and/or visual arts/music students.
Endowed Teri Linn (Houghton) Marsh Endowed Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Provides support for junior, senior, graduate, or doctoral level nursing students.
Endowed The Ilene I. Schooley Biomedical Sciences Scholarship
Assists deserving students majoring in biomedical and health sciences who demonstrate an interest in pursuing graduate work in health related research.
The People Space Scholarship
Provides for students who are at least a GVSU sophomore and living off-campus within the Grand Rapids community.
Endowed The Schmidt/Workman Graduate Student Athlete Endowed Fellowship Fund
To assist former GVSU student athletes with their graduate degree endeavors after their eligibility as a GVSU student athlete is exhausted.
Endowed The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist in Residence
Promotes the teaching of art at Grand Valley.
Therapeutic Recreation Support Fund
Supports specialized recreation and experiential activities or interventions that help maintain or improve health status, functional capacities, and the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
Endowed Theresa M. McKee, MS OTR, Occupational Therapy Endowed Scholarship
This fund provides a one-year, non-renewable award to assist students in their first year in the Occupational Therapy program at Grand Valley State University.
Endowed Thomas A. & Cheryl L. '91, '98 Butcher Endowed Nontraditional Student Scholarship
This fund is a need-based scholarship for non-traditional students who have no parental support.
Endowed Thomas and Joyce Wisner Engineering Scholarship Endowment
Benefits deserving students pursuing a career in engineering.
Endowed Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Endowment for the Performing Arts
To create a "margin of excellence" in GVSU performing arts programs by supporting enrichment activities for students studying or participating in any of the performing arts.
Endowed Tim and Terry Selgo Student-Athlete Scholarship Endowment
This fund assists student athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility.
Tim Strickler Pre-Medical Scholarship
Supports pre-medical students.
Endowed Todd Jager Memorial Graduate Athletic Training Student Award Endowment
Benefits graduate students pursuing a career in athletic training for college athletics.
Endowed Tom and Marcia Haas & Family Laker Marching Band Scholarship Endowment
Provides assistance to students who are members of the Laker Marching Band and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate Junior or Senior at GVSU.
Endowed Tom and Marcia Haas Power of 10 Endowed Scholarship
This fund is for all GVSU students through an annual essay competition.
Endowed TowerPinkster Endowed Engineering Scholarship
This fund assists engineering students pursuing careers in the building industry.
Trans-Matic Engineering Scholarship
This fund assists students with an interest in engineering.
Trooper Raymond L. Hoffman Memorial Scholarship
This fund helps widen the pathway to graduation for criminal justice students from middle income families who do not qualify for federal need-based aid and are ineligible for many of the government programs intended to help defray the costs of tuition and
Tutoring Gifts Fund
Supports the tutoring program at Grand Valley so that students can succeed academically at the university.
UBB to GVSU Student Scholarship
Supports students interested in studying at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania.
UBB To GVSU Student Scholarship Fund
UFCW Local 951 Scholarship
Benefits full-time or half-time students in good standing who are members, or children of members, of the UFCW union for at least 1 year.
Undergraduate Class Fund
Provide an undergraduate student with tuition support for one course.
Universities Allied for Essential Medicine Fund
University Art Collection & Events Fund
Supports the university’s art galleries and events to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society.
Endowed University Library Endowment
Provides discretionary funds for the library.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon
Supports the international Honor Society for the Computing and Information disciplines.
Endowed Valerie P. Eggert Distinguished Scholarship in Philanthropy Endowment
Provides scholarship support to graduate students who both aspire to study and promote philanthropy and engage in nonprofit agency fundraising.
Vander Zwaag Family Business Scholarship
Provides assistance to undergraduate business degree-seeking students for their senior year of studies.
Endowed VanderJagt Math/Athletic Endowment
Awarded to students who both major in mathematics and participate in intercollegiate athletics.
Endowed VanderMey Endowment for WRI
Funds research and education at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute to protect and improve the water resources of the region.
Endowed VanSteeland Campus Beautification Fund
Funds help to keep the Grand Valley campus healthy and eco-friendly. Named in honor of Ronald VanSteeland for his beautification efforts and idea for the Recycling Forest.
Vertical Earth Club
Endowed Veterans History Project Endowment
Supports activities of conducting/archiving oral history interviews of US military veterans, development of documentaries and educational materials, and live presentations by US veterans.
Vetter Family Marketing Scholarship
This fund assists undergraduate senior with a marketing major.
Victory Lap Scholarship
Provides support to student athletes in completing their degree after their eligibility as an athlete is exhausted, which will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to graduation.
Video Team Fund
Supports the Grand Valley Video Team, the resource on campus for producing videos and other promotional materials for internal departments and programs.
Village at 48 West Freshman Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist and encourage graduates from public high schools in Michigan to attend Grand Valley State University.
Visual and Communications Projects
Endowed Volkhardt Family Scholarship
Provides assistance to future nurses and physical therapists who demonstrate financial need.
All contributions to the Volleyball Fund go directly to the operations of the volleyball program.
Endowed W.G. Jackson Research Vessel Endowment Fund
Provides support for the WG Jackson, a boat used at the Annis Water Resources Institute.
Endowed W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair
Provides enduring support for original research and publications, the creation and delivery of professional development curricula, administration, thoughtful reports that advance the field, and more.
Endowed Waddell-Treanor Native Plant Endowment
Educates students about native Michigan plants and the importance of their preservation while educating the public about the role native plants can play in landscaping, conservation and remediation.
Wade Jones Memorial Fund
Walsh VIP Scholarship Fund
This fund assists students from Metropolitan Detroit Area who are first in their family to earn a four-year degree.
Endowed Walton B. Koch Memorial Scholarship
Benefits deserving students completing a B.S. or B.A. in Anthropology or related area.
Endowed Warren Reynolds Endowment Fund
Supports students who aspire to work in the broadcast arts.
Water Level Nutrient Effect Research Fund
Supports the research on the Upper Great Lakes Water Level Study. The study will help inform decision-making regarding the regulation of water levels in the upper Great Lakes.
Water Ski Club Team
Wayland Street Films Scholarship for the Arts in Memory of BrownHill
This fund assists graduates from Michigan urban schools who demonstrate an interest in the arts or communications.
Weave Journal Gift Fund
Energy efficient lighting for the studio
Endowed Weldon Memorial Chemistry Endowment
This fund supports supplies, equipment, travel, and similar needs for undergraduate research projects in Chemistry.
Wesley Fellowship at GVSU Fund
Wesley Fellowship is a campus ministry of the United Methodist Church which is open to all students and young adults. They are committed to being a place where all persons are welcomed, received, loved and accepted as they are or as they hope to become.
Wesorick Center Operations Fund
This fund ensures that the Wesorick Center’s mission to address the issues within our nation’s healthcare systems is possible at Grand Valley.
West Michigan Academic Consortium Fund
Provides programming that leads to greater interfaith understanding and mutual acceptance.
West Michigan Career Fund
Endowed West Michigan FIRST Robotics Endowment
Established by friends and family of Ken Platteschorre, this endowment will support the FIRST Robotics program in West Michigan coordinated by GVSU.
Endowed West Shore Aware Scholarship Endowment
Provides support to students who demonstrate a positive sensitivity and involvement in issues relative to the gay community and who promote visibility by service to the larger community.
Endowed West Side Challenge Scholar Endowed Scholarship
This is an endowed fund which provides financial assistance to high school graduates of Union High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Endowed West Side Service Projects Endowment
Enables engineering faculty and students at Grand Valley to carry out projects that will benefit the neighborhood that borders the university’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
Endowed Westerman Nursing Scholarship Endowment
Benefits full-time nursing students with demonstrated financial need who are in their junior or senior year.
WGVU AM - Real Oldies
Supports WGVU’s Real Oldies station.
Endowed WGVU Engineering Student Co-op Endowment
Partnership between Grand Valley and businesses around the world to provide a full year of paid intern work to engineering students.
WGVU FM NPR
Provides funding for WGVU’s NPR station.
Endowed WGVU LZ Michigan Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was made available by WGVU to support Veterans and/or Veterans Dependents.
Endowed WGVU Scholarship Endowment
Benefits students employed at WGVU.
WGVU TV PBS
Provides funding for WGVU TV’s PBS channel.
Endowed WGVU-AM Program Endowment
Endowed WGVU-TV Program Endowment Fund
Supports WGVU TV programs.
Endowed Whitney Young Outreach Engineering Scholarship
This fund supports full-time degree seeking students in the School of Engineering.
Wildey Family Scholarship
This scholarship assists nursing students who have financial need.
Endowed William "Bill" W. Idema Physics Endowed Scholarship
This fund is to provide encouragement and financial support to physics students.
Endowed William C. Baum Endowment Fund
Alternately funds speakers in American law and piano recitals on the Allendale Campus.
Endowed William G. Hegarty Scholarship Endowment
Benefits criminal justice students.
Endowed William James Endowment
Provides for funds used by administration in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Endowed William L. and Mary W. Ford Pathway Endowed Scholarship
Established by Bill and Mary Ford to assist students from middle income families in any field of study.
Endowed William Pickard Endowed Lecture Series
Funds a lecture series with speakers who are prominent minority business leaders and with lectures that center around business topics.
Endowed William Schroeder Undergrad Endowed Fellowship in Chemistry
Assist students who participate in GV Student Summer Scholars program and interested in research in the field of Chemistry.
Windstream Enterprise Resource Planning Academy Award
Encourages business students to obtain certification in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning software.
Windstream Enterprise Resource Planning Scholarship
Encourages business students not majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS), to complete the ERP track courses offered at GVSU. Established by the Grand Rapids office of PAETEC, Inc.
Windstream Technology Scholarship
Benefits students pursuing Masters degrees in Computer Information Systems.
Endowed Wisner Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship
Benefits graduate students preparing to become physical therapists.
Endowed Wolverine Worldwide Endowed Scholarship
This fund assists a student with the cost of a Grand Valley State University education.
Women In Business Leadership Fund
Provides support for experiential and co-curricular activities related to leadership development of women business students. Examples include mentoring/coaching, leadership seminars/conferences, and speaker series.
Women in Science and Engineering Fund
Supports the academic living and learning community designed for women majoring in science, mathematics, engineering, or computer science.
Women's Basketball Club
Women's Basketball Facility & Program Enhancement Fund
Women's Basketball Fund
Provides for fundraising activities for the women's basketball program.
Endowed Women's Center Endowment
Supports the Women's Center in providing programming on the topic of gender equality.
Women's Center Fund Raiser
Supports the Women’s Center to raise awareness about issues that affect women and gender justice.
Endowed Women's Center Non-Traditional Student Endowment
Provides financial assistance to part-time students and those re-entering college.
Women's Center Production
Women's Golf Fund
This fund provides for fundraising activities for the women’s golf program.
Women's Hockey Club Team
Women's Lacrosse Club Team
Women's Lacrosse Fund
Provides funds for the varsity Lacrosse team's projects and events.
Women's Rugby Club Team
Supports the equipment costs, transportation, and coaching needs of the rugby club.
Women's Soccer Club Team
Women's Softball Club
Women's Varsity Soccer Fund
Provides for fundraising activities for the soccer program.
Women's Volleyball Club Team
Women's Waterpolo Club Team
Endowed Woods Athletic Training Scholarship Endowment
Assists students pursuing athletic training as a career.
Wounded Warriors Traumatic Brain Injury Project Fund
The Wounded Warriors project helps to provide Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with traumatic brain injuries with free, comprehensive rehabilitation in Grand Rapids.
Supports the equipment costs, transportation, and coaching needs of the wrestling club.
Endowed Wrestling Endowment
Supports the GVSU wrestling club.
Endowed WRI Equipment Endowment
Used for equipment purchases at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute.
Writing and Leadership Scholarship
This fund was established by Allison "Allie" J. Oosta '11. It's used to assist and celebrate young upcoming leaders in the department of writing, and to reduce the financial pressure on students.
Endowed Writing Majors Scholarship Endowment
Benefits students who are successful academically, who are strong writers, and demonstrate financial need.
Zeeb International Relations Study Abroad Scholarship
This fund provides opportunities for students to study abroad who are majoring or minoring in international relations.
Endowed Zukaitis Athletic Scholarship Endowment
Assists members of any Grand Valley intercollegiate athletic team with financial need.
Endowed Zukaitis Scholarship Endowment
The Zukaitis Scholarship Endowment provides for an Excellence scholarship.
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