LAS Student Grants

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Supporting Student Scholarship


The Latin American and Latino/a Studies Gift Fund supports the scholarly and professional development of students minoring in Latin American and Latino/a Studies.


Students may apply for up to $500 of financial support for activities related to their Latin American and Latino/a Studies goals. This includes activities such as academic conferences, study abroad, internships, research projects, or student-faculty collaborative research projects. If you are uncertain about whether you may qualify for these funds, please reach out to the Latin American and Latino/a Studies coordinator to ask.

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How to Apply

Students may apply at any time by providing a

  • Brief proposal (1-2 pages) describing the activity in need of funding. The proposed activity must be related to the study of Latin America, the Caribbean, or issues related to Latinos/as in the United States.
  • Budget that outlines how the money will be used. Please include any other potential sources of funding (other scholarships, grants, etc.)
  • Supporting document for the activity, such as an internship acceptance letter, a conference program, capstone assignment proposal, etc.
  • Letter of support from a GVSU faculty member who is not a sitting member of the LAS Executive Committee.


Compile and send application materials to the Area & Global Studies department at [email protected]u, with the subject line "LAS Gift Fund application."

Students who receive this funding are expected to send a 1-page summary of their funded activity and how it benefitted their studies.

If you have any questions about this fund and the application process, please contact LAS Coordinator Andrew Schlewitz at [email protected].

Page last modified September 27, 2022