The Oliver Wilson Scholars Program

Mission Statement

The Oliver Wilson Scholars program is a learning community that is designed to provide comprehensive academic, professional and social support to students. This programs offer multi-dimensional support both in group and one-on-one settings. The Oliver Wilson Scholars program focuses on easing the transition for students from high school to college, with a heavy emphasis on academic preparation, personal development and skill building.

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Location & Hours

Oliver Wilson Scholars program 
1 Campus Drive
4000 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Allendale, Michigan 49401 

Office hours:  Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM 
Phone: 616-331-5200
Email:  ows@gvsu.edu

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Participation & Expectations

What are the benefits of participating in Oliver Wilson Scholars program?

  • One-on-one academic advising and social support from Oliver Wilson Scholars program staff members
  • Learning and college study skills development
  • Mentoring from prior Oliver Wilson Scholars program participants and faculty
  • Specialized course sections with learning communities
  • Specialized tutoring/study groups

What are the expectations of students who are participating in the Oliver Wilson Scholars program?

  • Visit with Oliver Wilson Scholars program staff after your orientation session in the summer
  • Meet with their Oliver Wilson Scholars program adviser throughout each semester.
  • Attend weekly Oliver Wilson Scholars program study table.
  • Register for general education courses that are designated for Oliver Wilson Scholars program participants.

How can I join Oliver Wilson Scholars program? 

The Oliver Wilson Scholars program is only open to incoming students who are selected by the Admissions Office during the application review process.