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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.
“To prepare exceptional professionals who will impact the health and well-being of the larger community”
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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.
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.
Rev. Darld and Joyce Black Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship
This scholarship provides assistance to students preparing for careers in physical therapy.
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.
Jonathan and Melissa Hodge Cardiovascular Health Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will help students studying cardiovascular sonography, biomedical sciences, or majors related to cardiovascular health.
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.
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.
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.
Debra McKee Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship assists graduate students in the Occupational Therapy program with the cost of their education.
Theresa M. McKee, MS OTR, Occupational Therapy Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship benefits deserving students majoring in occupational therapy.
Denise Meier Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship, in memory of Denise Meier, supports Occupational Therapy students on international fieldwork trips to Guatemala.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physical Therapy Urban Schools Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship provides assistance to students from urban schools that are pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy.
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.
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.
Stephanie Urbanawiz Physician Assistant Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship provides assistance to a Physician Assistant Studies student.