Scholarships


The Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Page has a searchable database of scholarship opportunities including scholarships for new students, scholarships offered by GVSU, and scholarships from external sources. Apply for any of the scholarships or awards listed on the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships page through myScholarships


Charles H. and Florence Irwin Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this endowment is to provide scholarships to students who have excelled academically and athletically but who would not be able to attend GVSU without some financial assistance.

  • Enrolled full-time 
  • Seeking a major in the Movement Science department
  • Recipient must be an inter-collegiate athlete who meets the NCAA academic eligibility requirements
  • Candidates must have completed at least one season of inter-collegiate athletic participation
  • Must be accepted by GVSU for enrollment or be attending the University

Award: $1,000

 

Boand & Rowe Scholarship for Advancement of Women in Sport & Physical Activity

This scholarship was established to assist current GVSU undergraduate or graduate students for their leadership or involvement in activities to advance women in leadership in sport and physical activity.

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be full-time student
  • Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least 55 credits
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Preference given to those applicants who demonstrate an interest or career goals related tot he advancement of women in leadership in sport and physical activity.
  • Financial need is not required but may be considered by completion of the FAFSA

Renewal Criteria: Non-renewable

Award: Varies

 

Boand & Rowe Professional Development Award for Advancement of Women in Sport & Physical Activity

The purpose of this award is to provide financial support to current GVSU undergraduate or graduate students who are seeking leadership and professional development opportunities relative to supplemental program and project work that relates directly to initiative and the advancement of women in leadership in sport and physical activity.

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be full-time student
  • Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least 55 credits
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Preference given to those applicants who demonstrate an interest or career goals related tot he advancement of women in leadership in sport and physical activity.

PLEASE NOTE: Award recipients will be required to submit a one-page report at the conclusion of their project reflecting on their experiences and listing the specific learning outcomes that were attained. This report will be uploaded into your myScholarships application at completion of the professional development activity

Award: Varies

 

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship

Since 1995, SHAPE America has awarded scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate student members. The Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, developed by the past presidents of SHAPE America to honor deserving students, is awarded to three undergraduate students and two graduate students in January of each year. All scholarships are presented at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo held in the spring.

Undergraduate awards are $1,250 each and graduate awards are $1,750 each. Recipients also receive a complimentary three-year SHAPE America membership.

Applications will be accepted electronically or by mail until October 15. Application forms and detailed eligibility criteria and procedures for submission are available below. Questions should be directed to Patti Hartle at phartle@shapeamerica.org.

 

Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship

The award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to an undergraduate student. Recipients may spend the award in any manner they desire. Recipients will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in SHAPE America. The application materials must be received by October 15. The recipient will be notified by January 15.

Eligibility

  • The award is open to any student officially recognized as an undergraduate health education major at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory.
  • To be eligible, the applicant must be currently enrolled full-time (12 hours) at a college or university for both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year during which the student is applying. The student must have sophomore, junior or senior status at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have a minimum, current overall grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale at the SHAPE America application deadline.