Grand Valley offers 400+ endowed and department scholarships. The majority of scholarship deadlines fall between February 15 and March 1. Students can begin to submit applications for the 2020-2021 academic year in early October of 2019. These scholarships vary and may be based on interests, academic performance, special talents or major. Many of these scholarships are made possible through generous donations. Students may apply for these scholarships each year through myScholarships. To apply for scholarships, complete the general application. To view a comprehensive list of all GVSU scholarships without logging in, please access Our Opportunities.
Below, you will find some information on scholarships specifically for first-generation college students. If you need assistance finding scholarships or have any questions, please reach out to a TRIO advisor so we can help!
GVSU Undergraduate Scholarships
Featured GVSU Scholarship Opportunity
Racial Equity Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice and racial equity.
To qualify you must:
- be accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University
- be an undergraduate or graduate student
- be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
This scholarship may not be renewed.
Institutional Scholarships and Awards
Institutional Freshman and Transfer Student Scholarships
Institutional Study Aboard Scholarships
External Scholarships Internships. Fellowships. and Other Opportunities
Graduate Level Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards
Grand Rapids Trans Foundation Academic Scholarship
Grand Rapids Trans Foundation created this scholarship to provide financial support for transgender and non-binary students pursuing post-secondary education within Kent County, MI.
To be eligible, applicants must identify as trans (including non-binary, two-spirit, third gender, transsexual, and/or any other non-cisgender identity) and demonstrate financial need. There is no GPA requirement and the scholarship is open to students at all levels of education. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Foundation will be awarding a total of $11,000, with individual awards up to $2,500. Scholarship funds can be used to pay for any education-related expenses.
To learn more about the scholarship and apply, please visit the Grand Rapids Trans Foundation website.
The deadline is May 1, 2021.