Student Giving

Being a Laker for a Lifetime starts with giving back to help your fellow students. Here’s how you can help.

Student Giving FAQs

Tuition and state support does not cover the total cost of education for a Grand Valley student. That means the university relies on generous donors to help fill the gap. Gifts to GVSU support everything from tutoring, to the counseling center, to the construction of state-of-the-art facilities so our students always have access to the best possible education and opportunities.

The great thing about making a gift is that your money goes wherever you want it to go! Were you part of a fantastic student group? Did you enjoy doing research on campus? Do you have a favorite academic department? Are you passionate about sustainability at Grand Valley? Perfect! You can direct your gift to that department, program, or project.

View all available funds here.

Yes! If every student on campus made just a $5 gift, the total would amount to nearly $125,000. That's enough to support students with scholarships for years to come.  Don't underestimate your ability to make an impact – every gift matters.

Great! Find your favorite fund and easily make a gift online.

You can even set up monthly automatic gifts to build your impact over time and support future generations of Lakers.