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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS STUDENTS

Students who have been admitted into the College of Health Professions programs may qualify for financial support through these scholarships. Please log in to the "My Scholarships" page on the Financial Aid website to apply. Here is a list of scholarships for admitted health professions students: MyScholarships.

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“To create an environment that is recognized and respected for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the community, our professions, and the constituents we serve. We will be recognized for our collegiality, collaboration, evidence-based practice, and development of life-long learners.”

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SUPPORTING THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

The College of Health Professions (CHP) provides students with a rigorous, patient-centered education, critical and creative thinking skills, and soft skills needed to successfully face the challenges of our changing health professions fields. We work diligently to prepare our students in a supportive environment with excellent faculty and resources and strong connections to the health care community. 

Private gifts fund important educational areas such as scholarships, research, and hands-on learning not covered by tuition dollars or state aid, which are a necessity for many of our students. In addition, the recruitment and retention of faculty and students who reflect the diversity of our population have been identified as essential strategies to address U. S. health care disparities. Because of gifts that support these needs, our students can pursue their passions and ultimately make positive impacts on the health of our communities. 

There are many ways to support Grand Valley State University. You can give to any of the following funds to directly support students at the College of Health Professions. On behalf of our current and future students, we sincerely thank you for your contribution.

Please scroll down for a list of current CHP scholarships and funds.


Steven and Kathryn ’83 Bandstra Clinical Placement Scholarship

This scholarship assists students in clinical placement sites outside of urban areas in Western and Northern Michigan who are pursuing degrees in RN to BSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Occupational Therapy, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies.

Give to the Steven and Kathryn ’83 Bandstra Clinical Placement Scholarship 


Steven and Kathryn ’83 Bandstra Health Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship assists students with demonstrated financial need and to fill the gap who are pursuing degrees in RN to BSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Occupational Therapy, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies who are interested in senior care.

Give to the Steven and Kathryn ’83 Bandstra Health Sciences Scholarship


Rev. Darld and Joyce Black Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to students preparing for careers in physical therapy.

Give to the Rev. Darld and Joyce Black Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship


Budden Family Pathway Endowed Scholarship

This fund assists a student in a health sciences program from a middle-income family who does not qualify for federal-need based aid.

Give to the Budden Family Pathway Endowed Scholarship


David Daniels Memorial Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship endowment benefits a senior-level physical therapy student.

Give to the David Daniels Memorial Scholarship Endowment


​​​​Jonathan and Melissa Hodge Cardiovascular Health Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will help students studying cardiovascular sonography, biomedical sciences, or majors related to cardiovascular health.

Give to the Jonathan and Melissa Hodge Cardiovascular Health Endowed Scholarship


Mark ’73 and Kris Kelley Therapeutic Recreation Scholarship

This fund helps GVSU therapeutic recreation students reduce debt and confidently select junior year fieldwork placement and senior year clinical internship that will enrich their education and training in a specific area of interest, especially with veterans.

Give to the Mark ’73 and Kris Kelley Therapeutic Recreation Scholarship


Koning Family Health Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship assists a student with financial need who is in the nursing, radiation therapy, or diagnostic medical sonography program.

Give to the Koning Family Health Sciences Scholarship


Kulesza Family Healthcare Pathway Scholarship

This scholarship assists students majoring in Allied Health Sciences or Biomedical Science from middle income families who do not qualify for federal need-based aid.

Give to the Kulesza Family Healthcare Pathway Scholarship


Debra McKee Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship assists graduate students in the Occupational Therapy program with the cost of their education.

Give to the Debra McKee Memorial Endowed Scholarship


Theresa M. McKee, MS OTR, Occupational Therapy Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship benefits deserving students majoring in occupational therapy.

Give to the Theresa M. McKee, MS OTR, Occupational Therapy Endowed Scholarship


Denise Meier Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Denise Meier, supports Occupational Therapy students on international fieldwork trips to Guatemala.

Give to the Denise Meier Memorial Endowed Scholarship


Occupational Therapy Fund

This fund provides assistance to Grand Valley’s Occupational Therapy Program.

Give to the Occupational Therapy Fund


Dr. Roy and Patricia Olsson, Jr. Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship provides assistance to students in the Recreational/Therapeutic Recreation program with the cost of their GVSU education.

Give to the Dr. Roy and Patricia Olsson, Jr. Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation Endowed Scholarship


Christos and Joan Panopoulos Physician Assistant Studies Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship assists students in the Physician Assistant Studies program during their year-long clinical phase.

Give to the Christos and Joan Panopoulos Physician Assistant Studies Endowed Scholarship


Ruth M. Perry Scholarship for Physical Therapy

This scholarship benefits graduate students preparing to become physical therapists.

Give to the Ruth M. Perry Scholarship for Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy Department Endowment

This endowment enhances GVSU's Physical Therapy Department.

Give to the Physical Therapy Department Endowment


Physical Therapy Pelvic Health Fund

This fund assists Doctor of Physical Therapy students in their third year with costs of attending conferences or continuing education expenses related to pelvic health.

Give to the Physical Therapy Pelvic Health Fund


Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic Fund

This fund provides support for pro bono physical therapy services including equipment, supply needs, and interpreter aid to many non-English speaking patients that the clinic serves.

Give to the Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic Fund


Physical Therapy Urban Schools Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to students from urban schools that are pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy.

Give to the Physical Therapy Urban Schools Endowed Scholarship


Physician Assistant School Program Development Fund

This fund provides assistance to the Physician Assistant Studies program.

Give to the Physician Assistant School Program Development Fund


Peter P. & Patricia R. Renucci Medical Lab Sciences Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship endowment provides financial assistance to students with financial need from the greater Grand Rapids area who are pursuing a career in Medical Lab Sciences.

Give to the Peter P. & Patricia R. Renucci Medical Lab Sciences Scholarship Endowment


Peter P.  Renucci Family Medical Lab Sciences Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship endowment provides financial assistance to students from the greater Grand Rapids area with financial need who are pursuing a career in health professions.

Give to the Peter P.  Renucci Family Medical Lab Sciences Scholarship Endowment


Stephanie Urbanawiz Physician Assistant Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship provides assistance to a Physician Assistant Studies student.

Give to the Stephanie Urbanawiz Physician Assistant Endowed Scholarship


Volkhardt Family Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to future nurses and physical therapists who demonstrate financial need.

Give to the Volkhardt Family Scholarship


Wisner Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship

This scholarship benefits graduate students preparing to become physical therapists.

Give to the Wisner Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship