LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
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.
Faculty, staff, and students from the Grand Valley State University School of Engineering (SOE) and applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI), along with members of their families, banded together to design and sew approximately 1,000 facial masks in response to the shortage of supplies for medical professionals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. The masks were donated to American Family Care urgent care, Cherry Health System, Beacon Networks, as well as other institutes and individuals in need. A gift of any size is appreciated to support the resources needed for this project!
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.
Designated for academic purposes by the College of Engineering and Computing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Give to support scholarship funding for Occupational Safety and Health Majors. Since 1990, GVSU's OSHM majors average two academic scholarship winners per year.
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.
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.
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).