A Success Story

“Being a Grand Valley alum carries a lot of weight...Grand Valley produces a very high caliber student.”

- Mercedes Barragan

SoC Student, Mercedes Barragan, talks about how GVSU taught her to be a critical thinker and advocate for diversity.

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If you would like to help support our students, you have several choices below. You can give to the School of Communications and then specify where you want your donations to go, or you can choose the Frederick A. Chapman Scholarship or Frank Fund directly. Whatever you decide, we thank you for helping our students succeed.

Advertising & Public Relations
Advertising & Public Relations
Communication Studies
Communication Studies
Health Communication
Health Communication
Multimedia Journalism
Multimedia Journalism

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Frederick A. Chapman Scholarship

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The Frederick A. Chapman Endowed Memorial Public Relations Scholarship was established by the family of former Professor Fred Chapman, who taught in the Advertising and Public Relations program from 1990-2000. The fund offers scholarships of $1,000-$1200 per year to a Public Relations student who is committed to community service.


Frank Fund

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Created in honor of Professor Frank Blossom, this fund supports professional development opportunities for Advertising and Public Relations majors, ranging from airfare to conference registrations for experiential learning outside of the walls of GVSU.