Your Engagement and Support Make a Difference!

Please consider helping the GVSU Padnos College of Engineering & Computing provide a high-quality learning experience for today’s students—and tomorrow’s professionals—by sharing your treasures through financial support.

While we are fortunate to have several scholarship funds that have been established to maintain the special elements of our programs, help support our continued growth, and assist our students, the PCEC is currently only able to support about 10% of our students. In times of ever-rising education costs, your support could help us grow these funds, support many more students, and provide the same outstanding experience each of our alumni had while studying at GVSU. 

Search for scholarships for which you feel the greatest connection through the Find a Fund web page, or follow the program-specific links below.


Innovation Design Center

Innovation Design Center drawing

About the Fund

Support is needed for the Innovation Design Center for Engineering. Grand Valley is the primary talent pipeline for engineers in our region. Community demand has led to a 40% growth rate in Grand Valley’s engineering program over the past few years, and we have outgrown current facilities.

Click here for more information on the Innovation Design Center


Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Endowment

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About the Fund

Designated for academic purposes by the College of Engineering and Computing. 


STEPS (Science, Technology, and Engineering Preview) Camp

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About the Fund

STEPS (Science, Technology, and Engineering Preview) Camp engages 7th grade students in a week-long program that centers on flight as a topic and encourages students’ interest in science, technology and engineering.

Click here for more information on STEPS Camp

A Link to Give

Give now to STEPS Camp!


Computing and Information Systems First-Year Student Scholarship

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About the Fund

Scholarships are available to a limited number of incoming first-year students who have indicated an interest in majoring in either computer science or information systems. These scholarships are available to a select group of students who meet the minimum requirements. The scholarship is dependent on maintaining certain academic standards while at GVSU.

Click here for more information about the Computing and Information Systems First-Year Student Scholarship


Dr. Eric L. Van Fleet Occupational and Safety and Health Endowed Scholarship

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About the Fund

In recognition of his achievements and commitment to Grand Valley, the university created an endowment scholarship to honor Dr. Eric Van Fleet, who led the OSH program for 17 years. Dr. Van Fleet guided our program through its formative years and helped put it on the path to distinction. He was instrumental in helping our OSH program achieve ISHM recognition and was widely recognized for his contributions to our field. 

 


Engineering Co-op Endowment Fund

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About the Fund

All GVSU students pursuing an undergraduate engineering degree must complete the integrated cooperative education program. The co-op program has led to national recognition and a 100% job placement for our graduates.

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. 

Click here for more information on the Engineering Co-op Endowment Fund


Solar Racing Team

Students in front of the solar racing vehicle

About the Fund

Support engineering students involved in GVSU 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.

Click here for more information on the Solar Racing Team


Tau Beta Pi Honors Society Fund

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About the Fund

Support the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, which gives honors to junior and senior undergraduate engineering students who display exemplary characteristics and academic achievement.

 

Click here for more information on the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society


West Michigan FIRST Robotics Endowment

West Michigan FIRST Robotics competition

About the Fund

Established by friends and family of Ken Platteschorre, this endowment supports the FIRST Robotics program in West Michigan coordinated by GVSU. “Not many people can say they inspired hundreds of students to pursue STEM-related careers over two decades but Ken did exactly that. It gives us great joy and pride to know that this endowment will continue to give back to FIRST students." -Chris Schorre (brother)

Click here for more information on West Michigan FIRST Robotics


Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Dean’s Special Project Fund

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About the Fund

Donations to the PCEC Dean’s Special Project Fund support events, projects, and programs that encourage experiential learning and prepare students for careers in engineering and computing.

 


Occupational Safety and Health Management Scholarship

Students in hard hats

About the Fund

Give to support scholarship funding for Occupational Safety and Health Majors. Since 1990, GVSU's OSHM majors average two academic scholarship winners per year.

Click here for more information on the Occupational Safety and Health Management Scholarship 


Formula SAE Racing Team

Team in front of SAE Formula one car

About the Fund

The GVSU Formula SAE Racing Team supports students by enabling them to apply classroom theories, engineering design, and project management skills in a challenging competition.

Click here for more information on the Formula SAE Racing Team


Computing & Information Systems Scholarship Fund

Students working on the computer

About the Fund

Scholarships of up to $1000 are available to Computer Science and Information Systems majors to honor those students for their outstanding performance and to encourage them to continue in the profession.

These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of contributors to the School of Computing & Information Systems Endowment Fund.

 

Click here for more information on the Computing and Information Systems Scholarship Fund


Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Young Professionals Endowed Scholarship

Electromagnetic Compatibility lab

About the Fund

Established by the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) to encourage and assist students pursuing careers in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). 

Click here for more information on the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Young Professionals Endowed Scholarship