Major Priorities

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Major Priorities for this campaign are the most critical strategic needs in the broad goal areas of opportunity, achievement, and relevance. Also view our Additional Needs programs that directly benefit students and our community and address specific ongoing needs.


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Academic Merit Scholarships

Support scholarships that are primarily based on academic achievement to attract and retain talented students. 

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Need-Based Scholarships

Support scholarships that are primarily based on financial need through supplements to federal grants and support for moderate income students.

Students studying.
Greatest Needs in Financial Aid

Provide additional funding where it is most needed in scholarships and financial aid for students. Learn more about Greatest Needs in Financial Aid.


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Experiential Learning

Provide high-impact experiences for students such as internships, co-ops, and clinical placements.

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Leadership Development

Support enhanced and expanded student leadership opportunities.   

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Student Support Services

Enhance and expand student support programs including academic advising and career counseling. 

Students at graduation.
Greatest Needs for Student Success

Support greatest needs in any of Grand Valley's programs. Learn more about Greatest Needs for Student Success.

Two female students, greeting one another. One is a Knowledge Market tutor, while the other is a student seeking help. They are shaking hands.
Knowledge Market Peer Mentoring

Provide peer mentoring opportunities for more students through the university’s Knowledge Market. Peer mentoring is available for writing, research, technology, and presentation skills. Learn more about Knowledge Market Peer Mentoring.

$25 Suggested gift


Rendering of Center for Interprofessional Health
Health Campus Expansion/DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

Support the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health, the flagship of our expanded health campus. The center will allow the maximum interaction between students in our 20 health sciences programs, learning on state-of-the-industry simulation and technology. Learn more about the Health Campus Expansion.

Rendering of the Innovation Design Center for Engineering
Innovation Design Center for Engineering

Support the Innovation Design Center, which will allow the college to transform existing space to meet projected annual enrollment increases, better serve our community and industry partners, and support our K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach to prepare future engineers. Learn more about the Innovation Design Center for Engineering.

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Academic Programs and Centers

Support the highest priorities for academic programs and academic centers. Learn more about Academic Programs and Centers.     

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Enhanced Performing Arts Space and Programs

Support materials, equipment, instruments, and enrichment opportunities for performing arts students. Learn more about the Enhanced Performing Arts Space and Programs.

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Named and Endowed Faculty Positions

Support faculty positions of highest priority across all academic programs and units. Learn more about Named and Endowed Faculty Positions.        

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Greatest Needs for Academic Relevance

Support the greatest needs for academic programs, centers, and capital projects to meet changing employment needs. Learn more about Greatest Needs for Academic Relevance.