Scholarships

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 2022-2023 academic year in early October of 2021.  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! 


MI-CAPP Scholarship

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MI-CAPP Scholarship Competition is now OPEN!

Returning TRIO Participants:

Complete an application for one of the following scholarships:

Endowment Scholarship Applications

Veterans Scholarship Application

Study Abroad Scholarship Application

 

Email Tanisha Kuykendall kuyktani@gvsu.edu

for more information.

GVSU Scholarships

Featured GVSU Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Award: $10,000

APPLY HERE 

 

Berthold Price Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage black students to achieve and accomplish all that is possible while attending GVSU.

To qualify you must:

  • have completed at least 15 GVSU credits with a 3.0 GPA
  • be enrolled full time

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please submit information on any previous colleges attended. 
    • 1. College(s) previously attended:
    • 2. Degrees held:
    • 3. List any honors or awards:
    • 5. Career Goals:
  2. Upload a letter of recommendation from a Grand Valley State University faculty member in your academic major area.
  3. Explain any unusual obligations/circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance:
  4. Submit an essay describing your knowledge of the African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, or Native American experience in America. Include in your essay your rationale for selecting your current major and career goal(s).
  5. Upload a copy of your most current unofficial transcript.

This scholarship may not be renewed.

Award: Varies

APPLY HERE

 


Institutional Scholarships and Awards

Recipients for this scholarship must have been accepted for admission to GVSU and must have freshman or sophomore standing during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

  • Must be undergraduate students who are a member of an underrepresented group
  • Must be a resident of the Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland or Genesee
  • Must be first-generation member of their family to attend university

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The Thomas and Joyce Wisner Engineering Scholarship was established to provide maximum impact in the field of engineering today and in the future.

1. Nontraditional Students: Candidates and/or recipients, as applicable, for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  •  Candidates and recipients will be “nontraditional” students who are returning students, or students who are “retooling” and pursuing a second degree, or those who interrupted their education before completing a degree and are at least 24 years of age.
  • Candidates must have applied to and be accepted by Grand Valley State University for enrollment in the subsequent academic year.
  • Recipients must be enrolled with full-time or part-time status as a pre-engineering or declared engineering degree-seeking student in the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing.
  • Extra consideration will be given to scholarship candidates who have financial need. For financial need to be considered, candidates must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

2. First Generation Students: Candidates and/or recipients, as applicable, for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be the first person in his or her immediate family to pursue a college degree (neither parent/guardian(s) has a four-year degree).
  • Candidates must have applied to and be accepted by Grand Valley State University for enrollment.
  • Recipients must be enrolled with full-time status as a pre-engineering or declared engineering degree-seeking student

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and assist students who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree.

To qualify students must:

  • Be accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled for 12 credit hours or more
  • Have a declared major in chemistry
  • Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

Preference will be given to students who are first in their family to earn a four year degree (first generation).

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was created to encourage and assist students pursuing careers in education who are the first in their family to earn a four-year degree.

  • Recipients must be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate junior or senior and enrolled for 12 credit hours or more in the College of Education
  • Must have a cumulative 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Must be identified on their admissions application as students who are the first in their family (First Generation) to earn a four-year degree

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The English Faculty Scholarship for New Majors is awarded to two English majors annually. This scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of faculty members of the Grand Valley State University English Department.

  • Applicants must be declared English majors at time of application
  • Currently-enrolled student with fewer than 60 credit hours completed (1st or 2nd year student) during semester of application
  • Cumulative 2.5 grade point average or better
  • First-generation college student

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with the cost of their education, increase awareness of careers in hospitality and tourism management, and promote diversity in the field. Recipients for this scholarship should:

  • Be accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
  • Must be an undergraduate enrolled for 12 credit hours or more in any course of study with priority given to students majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater and meet satisfactory academic progress standards.
  • Candidates must represent a minority status. Multiracial candidates may also qualify for this scholarship.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are the first in their family to earn a four-year degree (First Generation)

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to support first generation students pursuing a degree in education.

To qualify students must:

  • have been accepted or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • be an undergraduate student enrolled for 12 credit hours or more
  • be in the College or Education

Students shall be maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) according to the norms established by the university and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship is established to help first generation college students.

  • Must be the first person in his or her immediate family to pursue a college degree (neither parent/guardian(s) has a four year degree) as demonstrated on the application for admission.
  • Candidates must have applied to and be accepted by Grand Valley State University for enrollment in the Frederik Meijer Honors College.
  • Must be enrolled full time in the Frederik Meijer Honors College
  • Students who participate in the Faculty or Presidential Award of Distinction scholarship competition and are admitted to the Frederik Meijer Honors College will be considered

There is no application for this scholarship. However, students must apply for admission into the Frederik Meijer Honors College by December 31 to be considered.

Award: Varies (Full tuition: 12-15 credits per semester)

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was created to assist First Generation students who are the first in their family to pursue and earn a four-year degree.

  • Applicants must be an undergraduate enrolled for 12 credit hours or more
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Must be the first person in his or her immediate family to pursue a college degree

Financial need may be considered, and shall be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist first generation students who have a parent that has previously been or currently incarcerated (defined as time spent in jail or prison). To be eligible for this scholarship recipients must:

  • Be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Be an undergraduate student (including transfer students)
  • Be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) in any course of study
  • Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress according to the norms established by the University
  • Preference will be given to students who are the first in their family to earn a four-year degree (first generation)

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship is awarded in the spirit with hope that the minority recipients will use their education and a portion of their blessings to positively impact the lives of others.

  • Candidates must be accepted or currently attending GVSU
  • First year students must have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.1 or higher and an ACT composite score of at least a 20 or SAT score of at least 1040
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Candidates must declare their minority status in their response to admissions application form questions regarding their racial/ethnic origins. Multiracial candidates may also qualify for this scholarship. Racial/ethnic origins categories, which qualify, are black/non-Hispanic, Hispanic, American Indian or Aleut, Asian or Pacific Islander
  • First priority will be given to otherwise qualified students candidates whose familial residence is the greater Holland-Zealand, MI area

Award: $3,000

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of scholarship is to reduce the financial stress on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth.

  • Must be accepted or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be undergraduate student junior or senior enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more)
  • Must be the first person in their immediate family to pursue a college degree (first generation)
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards as determined by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to women pursing a degree at GVSU.

  • Must be accepted or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be undergraduate student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) in any course of study
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Preference will be given to women who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree (first generation)

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist African American students who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree (first generation). This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth.

To be eligible for this scholarship applicants:

  • Must be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate, first generation student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) in any course of study
  • Must identify as “African American” in their response to the admissions application form questions regarding racial/ethic origins
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress according to the norms established by the University
  • Preference will be given to graduates of Grand Rapids Public Schools and/or students who have lost one or both parent(s) or guardian(s)

Award: $3,000

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to not only honor Mark A. Warren’s greatest attributes and accomplishments but to support future chemistry students in completing their journey in education and establishing a career filled with meaning and purpose as well as a future filled with hope and happiness.

  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must be a junior or senior
  • Must be a Chemistry major
  • Must have a 3.4 GPA or greater
  • Preference will be given to first generation college students
  • Preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist student participants in University-approved internship opportunities in Washington, D.C.

To qualify students must:

  • Be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Be enrolled in a University-approved internship opportunity in Washington, DC.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Preference will be given to candidates who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree (first generation).

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was created to encourage and assist students pursuing careers in education who are the first in their family to earn a four-year degree.

  • Students must be undergraduate junior or senior enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in the College of Education
  • Must have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Preference will be given to first generation students

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree (First Generation) and promote diversity at GVSU.

Recipients must:

  • Accepted and currently enrolled at GVSU
  • An undergraduate senior
  • Enrolled 12 or more credits
  • Any course of study
  • Shall be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) according to the norms established by the University and the Office or Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Candidates must be from underrepresented ethnic groups and must declare their minority status in their response to admissions application form questions regarding their racial/ethnic origins
  • Preference will be given to students who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree

Award: $2,000

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship is available to first year entering freshman who are accepted by GVSU into one of the many visual arts programs offered through Art and Design.

  • Must be a resident of Michigan
  • Preference given to residents of Ada Township, Cascade Township, Grand Rapids Township or Vergennes Township
  • Demonstration of financial need is not required, although should the top candidates have equal academic qualifications, it may be considered. Must file FAFSA for financial need consideration.

Award: $500

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to promote and encourage careers in Geology and Earth Sciences and assist first generation college students and students from underrepresented groups with the costs of their education at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).

Recipients of this scholarship must:

  • Be accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
  • Be an undergraduate enrolled for 12 credit hours or more in the Geology or Earth Science major
  • Have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in high school, or a cumulative Transfer or GVSU grade point average of 2.5 or greater
  • Be meeting satisfactory academic progress (https://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/satisfactory-academic-progress-sap-17.htm)

Preference will be given to candidates who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree (First Generation) and/or be a member of underrepresented groups in the fields of Geology or Earth Science

Award: $3,000

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to award a scholarship to a student that best exemplifies what Teri was most passionate about at GVSU. Preference will be given to students who fit into one or more of the following criteria: first generation, challenged with Crohn’s or Colitis, involved in performing and/or visual arts/music at GVSU, comes from a working class family and is considered middle-income and/or a non-traditional student.

To qualify you must:

  • Have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled at least part-time
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University

Preference will be given to students who fit into one or more of the following criteria: first generation, challenged with Crohn’s or Colitis, involved in performing and/or visual arts/music at GVSU, comes from a working class family and is considered middle-income, and/or a non-traditional student.

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The scholarship was created to assist students from the Metropolitan Detroit Area who are the first in their family to earn a four-year degree.

  • Recipients must be undergraduate
  • Must have permanent residence in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Lapeer, Genesee, Livingston, Washtenaw, or Monroe counties
  • Must be enrolled for 12 credit hours or more
  • Preference given to students who are their first in their family to earn a four-year degree
  • Financial need may be considered

Award: $5,000

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist student from Michigan, who are the first in their families to earn a four year degree, with the costs of a Grand Valley degree, and to encourage and reward students who are on track to graduate in four years.

To be eligible, student must:

  • Be an undergraduate junior or senior at GVSU
  • Be enrolled for 15 credit hour or more in any course of study
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Student must be a permanent resident of the State of Michigan

US citizenship is not required. Preference will be given to students who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree. Financial need may be considered.

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The General Dynamics Land Systems Engineering Scholarship is given to qualified Grand Valley State University students who are pursuing a degree in engineering.

  • Must submit a complete admissions application and be accepted to Grand Valley State University by February 1st
  • May be incoming freshman, transfer or upper-class student
  • Must be enrolled full-time as pre-engineering or have declared engineering as a major
  • High School and transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 either in high school (if first year student) in another accredited college or university (if transfer student)
    *Returning students must have 3.0 Grand Valley GPA
  • Must have a math sub score of at least 27 ACT/ 665 SAT and composite of at least 25 ACT/ 1210 SAT
  • Must have successfully completed at least 6 units of high school mathematics and science courses
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). First priority will be given to scholarship candidates that have financial need.

Award: Up to $1,500 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was made available for those who have participated in the TRiO Upward Bound Program, a TRiO program within GVSU followed by those from TRiO programs in Grand Rapids Public Schools.

  • Candidates who have participated in the Upward Bound Program, a TRiO program incorporated within the Advising Resources & Special Programs unit at Grand Valley State will be given preference
  • Must be enrolled full or part-time in a degree-seeking major
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 18 or better, or SAT score of 970 or better
  • Students must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Transfer students must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Transfer students Must be GRPS grads with an Associates Degree from Grand Rapids Community College

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was made available to help out fellow students with the rising cost of college tuition.

  • Undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year
  • Must be enrolled full time with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Available to both U.S. and International students
  • Must be currently involved in the community (on or off campus, volunteer or philanthropic activities.)
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need
  • Transfer candidates must be accepted by GVSU for enrollment and be attending the university

Award: $500 - $1,000 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship will assist non-traditional students who have no parental support to count toward the cost of their education and would benefit greatly from additional scholarship support. Non-traditional students include students who did not begin pursuing a bachelor’s degree immediately following high school graduation and/or may have family or work responsibilities to balance in addition to their studies at Grand Valley. To be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Recipients shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).
  • They must be an undergraduate junior or senior and enrolled for 12 credit hours or more in any course of study
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of (3.0) or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to non-traditional students who may be balancing work or family responsibilities in addition to pursuing a degree

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was created to assist incoming freshmen or transfers students, as well as students currently attending GVSU. This scholarship is specifically for African-American students who demonstrate a high level of interest in pursuing a career in business and/or entrepreneurship.

  • Applicants must be African-American students in any major
  • Freshman, transfer and current students who are attending GVSU are eligible to apply
  • Student must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Award: Up to 3,000 

APPLY HERE 

 

This scholarship was created to advance and support persons of color in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree from the Seidman School of Business.

  • Must be going in to their junior year
  • Transfer students must have Associate’s degree from accredited institution, or be of junior status
  • Recipients must be enrolled with full-time status as a degree-seeking student in the GVSU Seidman School of Business
  • Must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or better and be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University and Seidman School of Business
  • Must declare to be a person of color in their response to scholarship application form questions regarding their racial/ethnic origins (Black/non-Hispanic, Hispanic, Native American, or Aleut, Asian or Pacific Islander)
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required

Award: Up to $1,500 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was established to assist students who might not be able to attend and finish college because of family financial situations. It is intended for a student not initially selected for the Thompson Working Family Scholarship program as an incoming Freshman, but has demonstrated significant academic progress in their freshman year at GVSU. This scholarship is $5,000 per year, and is renewable for 2 additional years for a total award of $15,000.

  • Second-year GVSU student, originally admitted as an incoming Freshman
  • Must have graduate from a Michigan high school
  • Admitted as a degree-seeking, full time student
  • Have a demonstrated need for financial assistance, a completed FAFSA is required
  • Must have applied for all available federal, state and local assistance, work is included
  • Considered as a member of a working family, not necessarily urban or poor
  • Preference will be given to students with the largest gap between eligible aid and tuition
  • Veterans of any full time U.S. or National Guard military service in excess of one year will have the new first year criteria waived and will have special attention in the process
  • Each recipient will be required to perform a minimum of ten hours of community service per semester.

Award: $5,000 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist and encourage students with financial need who are graduates of urban schools or who participated in Upward Bound/TRiO programs.

  • Recipients of this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU.
  • Must be an undergraduate entering his/her senior year
  • Enrolled for 12 credit hours or more in any course of study
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater meet satisfactory academic progress standards
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are graduates of urban schools as identified by admissions and candidates who participated in Upward Bound/TRiO programs.

Award: $1,000

APPLY HERE 

The original intent of this scholarship was to assist African-American women in developing and achieving their academic goals. Today, this scholarship is offered to any GVSU student who demonstrates a successful service contribution to African American women and girls and/or a demonstrated personal commitment to African American Women’s issues.

  • This scholarship is open to all student applicants regardless of their race, creed, color, gender or sexual orientation
  • Preference to part or full-time, re-entering or non-traditional applicants.
  • Students who are studying abroad are encouraged to apply

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was established to help African-American students who are seeking a degree in business management.

  • Recipients for this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
  • Must be an undergraduate African-American student majoring in Business Management
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more)
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA after completing 15 credits at Grand Valley
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards

Award: Up to $1,000

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The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and assist African American students from Wayne County with the costs of earning their degree in business at Grand Valley State University.

  • Candidates must be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Candidates must be a junior, senior, or transfer undergraduate student
  • Must be enrolled full-time in the Seidman College of Business
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Preference will be given to students from Wayne County

Award: $1,500 

APPLY HERE 

 

This scholarship is awarded based on minority status as defined by being a person of color and the student’s ability to articulate their commitment to advocating for social justice for minority populations in their community.

  • MSW applicants must have degree-seeking status and have completed four core courses or have Advanced Standing
  • BSW applicants must have degree-seeking status and be a second semester junior or have senior status
  • Must have GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be Black/Non-Hispanic, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American

Award: Up to $1,000 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was initially established to encourage Asian Americans to advance their higher education and offer some financial assistance. Students must be current students at GVSU with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Award: $1,000

APPLY HERE 

Institutional Freshman and Transfer Student Scholarships

The First Generation Urban Schools Scholarship was established to provide opportunities for new incoming students who are the first in their families to attend college and may receive little encouragement and financial support to attend.

  • Must be the first person in his or her immediate family to pursue a college degree (neither parent/guardian has a four year degree), as reported on their admissions application.
  • Must be a graduate of a high school identified as a urban school or additional schools identified by the financial aid office (please contact financial aid office for full listing).
  • Incoming transfer students are eligible, including those transferring from the community college in Michigan, and who are also graduates of a listed urban high school.
  • Recipients must maintain an minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University
  • Preference will be given to graduates from Michigan Urban Schools
  • Candidates must be accepted by Grand Valley State University for enrollment and recipients must be attending GVSU as full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students to be eligible to receive this scholarship
  • Must have financial need as demonstrated by Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to annually provide scholarships to one or more undergraduate students attending GVSU who have the intent to pursue a degree in business. Recipients for this scholarship must have been accepted for admission to GVSU and must have freshman or sophomore standing during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

  • Must be undergraduate students who are a member of an underrepresented group
  • Must be a resident of the Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland or Genesee
  • Must be first-generation member of their family to attend university

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The English Faculty Scholarship for New Majors is awarded to two English majors annually. This scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of faculty members of the Grand Valley State University English Department.

  • Applicants must be declared English majors at time of application
  • Currently-enrolled student with fewer than 60 credit hours completed (1st or 2nd year student) during semester of application
  • Cumulative 2.5 grade point average or better
  • First-generation college student

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist and encourage students of color who are pursuing higher education in information technology fields.

To qualify, students must:

  • Be accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
  • Declare their minority status on their admissions application questions regarding their racial/ethnic origins
  • Be a graduate of a public high school in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Oakland, Wayne or Macomb county
  • Be an incoming freshman enrolled 12 credit hours or more
  • Be majoring in computer science, information systems, or information technology

Preference will be given to students who are graduates of urban schools identified by the financial aid office and first generation students.

Award: Varies

APPLY HERE 

The General Dynamics Land Systems Engineering Scholarship is given to qualified Grand Valley State University students who are pursuing a degree in engineering.

  • Must submit a complete admissions application and be accepted to Grand Valley State University by February 1st
  • May be incoming freshman, transfer or upper-class student
  • Must be enrolled full-time as pre-engineering or have declared engineering as a major
  • High School and transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 either in high school (if first year student) in another accredited college or university (if transfer student)
    *Returning students must have 3.0 Grand Valley GPA
  • Must have a math sub score of at least 27 ACT/ 665 SAT and composite of at least 25 ACT/ 1210 SAT
  • Must have successfully completed at least 6 units of high school mathematics and science courses
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). First priority will be given to scholarship candidates that have financial need.

Award: Up to $1,500

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students to help with the cost of their education at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). To be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Recipients shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate enrolled for 12 credit hours or more
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University
  • Preference will be given to those who transferred from Grand Rapids Community College

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

Carl and Claudia Bajema created this scholarship in order to provide GRPS graduates who are Grand Rapids residents with the opportunity to access a Grand Valley education.

  • Recipients of this scholarship must be graduates of GRPS and accepted at GVSU.
  • Candidates must have at least a 3.5 high school GPA and 24 ACT or 1180 SAT
  • If the recipient is enrolled for fewer than 12 hours, the award will be prorated.
  • Transfer students are also eligible for this scholarship if they are graduates of a GRPS high school, residents of Grand Rapids at the time of graduation from the GRPS high school, and meet the high school GPA and ACT score requirements specified above.
  • Financial need will be considered based on FAFSA.

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to reduce financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley Education accessible to students from all background. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth.

  • Recipients shall be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate transfer from Grand Rapids Community College
  • Must have an Associates of Art or Associates of Science degree
  • Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in any course of study
  • Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide opportunities for graduates of the Grand Rapids Public Schools to attend college. The scholarship is designated to also benefit student who have participated in the TRiO Upward Bound program.

  • Candidates who have participated in the Upward Bound Program, a TRiO program incorporated within the Advising Resources & Special Programs unit at Grand Valley State will be given preference*
  • Candidates from other TRiO programs who have graduated from Grand Rapids Public Schools may be considered if no one in the GVSU program applies
  • Must be an entering new freshman or transfer student from Grand Rapids Community College who have earned an Associate’s Degree
  • Entering freshmen must have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and a minimum ACT composite score of 18 or SAT composite score of 970. Transfer students must have a prior college GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Full-time student
  • Must demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist transfer students from GRCC and reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth.

To qualify students must

  • have been accepted or be currently enrolled at GVSU
  • be a transfer student from GRCC
  • enrolled as an undergraduate for 12 hours or more in any course of study
  • be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) according to the norms established by the University and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Preference will be given to students who identify their minority status in their response to the admissions application form questions regarding their racial/ethnics origins.

Award: $3,000

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was created to assist incoming freshmen or transfers students, as well as students currently attending GVSU. This scholarship is specifically for African-American students who demonstrate a high level of interest in pursuing a career in business and/or entrepreneurship.

  • Applicants must be African-American students in any major
  • Freshman, transfer and current students who are attending GVSU are eligible to apply
  • Student must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Award: Up to $3,000 

APPLY HERE 

The Mayor George K. Heartwell Through College Scholarship was established to support students who graduate from a Grand Rapids Public High School.

  • Must be a graduate of a Grand Rapids Public High School
  • Transfer students who transferred directly from Grand Rapids Community College and graduated from a GRPS high school are eligible
  • Must be at junior or senior status

Award: $3,000

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The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize the outstanding members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Michigan community colleges at time of application for admission.

  • Must have a total cumulative college grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be a member of the PTK Honor Society
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited community college in Michigan and have earned an associate’s degree
  • Must be admitted to GVSU as new, full time transfer student for fall enrollment

Award: Up to $1,500

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was created to advance and support persons of color in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree from the Seidman School of Business.

  • Must be going in to their junior year
  • Transfer students must have Associate’s degree from accredited institution, or be of junior status
  • Recipients must be enrolled with full-time status as a degree-seeking student in the GVSU Seidman School of Business
  • Must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or better and be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University and Seidman School of Business
  • Must declare to be a person of color in their response to scholarship application form questions regarding their racial/ethnic origins (Black/non-Hispanic, Hispanic, Native American, or Aleut, Asian or Pacific Islander)
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required

Award: Up to $1,500 

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This scholarship was made available for those who have participated in the TRiO Upward Bound Program, a TRiO program within GVSU followed by those from TRiO programs in Grand Rapids Public Schools.

  • Candidates who have participated in the Upward Bound Program, a TRiO program incorporated within the Advising Resources & Special Programs unit at Grand Valley State will be given preference
  • Must be enrolled full or part-time in a degree-seeking major
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 18 or better, or SAT score of 970 or better
  • Students must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Transfer students must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Transfer students Must be GRPS grads with an Associates Degree from Grand Rapids Community College

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was made available to help out fellow students with the rising cost of college tuition.

  • Undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year
  • Must be enrolled full time with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Available to both U.S. and International students
  • Must be currently involved in the community (on or off campus, volunteer or philanthropic activities.)
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need
  • Transfer candidates must be accepted by GVSU for enrollment and be attending the university

Award: $500 - $1,000 

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This scholarship was established to assist students who might not be able to attend and finish college because of family financial situations. This scholarship is $5,000 per year, and is renewable for 1 additional year for a total award of $10,000.

  • New student transferring from a Michigan Community College with at least 30 semester credits
  • Admitted as a degree-seeking student who will enroll as a full time student
  • Have a demonstrated need for financial assistance, a completed FAFSA is required
  • Must have applied for all available federal, state and local assistance, work is included
  • Considered as a member of a working family, not necessarily urban or poor
  • Preference will be given to students with the largest gap between eligible aid and tuition
  • Veterans of any full time U.S. or National Guard military service in excess of one year will have the new first year criteria waived and will have special attention in the process
  • Each recipient will be required to perform a minimum of ten hours of community service per semester

Award: $5,000

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Scholarships are available to a limited number of incoming first-year students who have indicated an interest in majoring in either computer science or information systems. These scholarships are available to a select group of students who meet the minimum requirements. The scholarship is dependent on maintaining certain academic standards while at GVSU.

  • Applicants must be admitted to Grand Valley State University and have declared the intent to major in either Computer Science or Information Systems
  • The student must have at least a high school GPA of 3.5 and a 28 ACT/ 1310 SAT or better
  • The student must be enrolling at GVSU as a full-time student

Award: Varies

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This scholarship is intended to be awarded to students who participated in the TRiO Upward Bound program with a dream to receive a college degree.

  • Candidates who have participated in the Upward Bound Program, a TRiO program incorporated within the Advising Resources & Special Programs unit at Grand Valley State University, will be given preference
  • Candidates who have participated in other TRiO programs offered in Grand Rapids or nationally will be considered if no participant from the GVSU Upward Bound Program applies
  • Incoming freshman who have participated in the TRiO Upward Bound program will be given preference. However, students at any undergraduate level may apply for this scholarship if they meet the criteria outlined herein.
  • Candidates must be accepted to GVSU, be degree seeking, attending GVSU and making satisfactory academic progress.
  • Financial need as defined by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required

Award: Varies 

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This scholarship was designed for incoming freshman who plan to enroll in the Padnos College of Engineering.

  • Entering engineering freshman applying for admission by December 31
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and a minimum composite test score of 23 ACT/ 1140 SAT with a math score of 26 ACT/650 SAT or better
  • Must have six units of high school math and science.
  • Be enrolled full time 

Award: $1,000 - $2,000 

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This scholarship is designed to support incoming freshmen business majors at GVSU.

  • Applicants must be entering freshman majoring in business
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA and a minimum 29 ACT composite score or 1340 SAT for non-Michigan residents
  • Be enrolled full time.
  • Must remain a business major in the Seidman College of Business.

Award: $1,000 

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The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to minority students who show a strong desire to pursue a career in the field of engineering.

  • Entering freshmen and transfer students must complete application for admission by February 1 and be accepted by GVSU
  • Must be enrolled with full-time status as pre-engineering or declared engineering degree-seeking student in the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, School of Engineering
  • Must possess a strong desire to pursue an education in engineering. Experience in the field via an internship, co-op, or other work related experience is preferred and the recipient must demonstrate academic potential for success in the engineering program
  • Entering freshmen must have completed at least 6 units of high school mathematics and science courses
  • Candidates must also demonstrate financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA

Award: Varies 

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The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and assist African American students from Wayne County with the costs of earning their degree in business at Grand Valley State University.

  • Candidates must be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Candidates must be a junior, senior, or transfer undergraduate student
  • Must be enrolled full-time in the Seidman College of Business
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Preference will be given to students from Wayne County

Award: $1,500 

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The purpose of this scholarship is to assist Hispanic/Latino students (including undocumented students and dependents of migrant farm workers) with the cost of earning a degree at GVSU. To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

  • Must be undergraduate entering freshman with a Hispanic or Latino racial/ethnic background (including undocumented students or dependents of migrant farm workers)
  • Must be enrolled for 12 credit hours or more in any course of study
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by Grand Valley State University

Award: Varies 

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More than 100 incoming Freshmen will be selected each year to receive this $2,000 scholarship, which can be used towards a GVSU approved study abroad program anytime during their 4 years at GVSU. Study abroad is the opportunity to study outside of the United States while earning GVSU credit.

To apply, write a compelling essay (200-500 words) about where you would want to study abroad and why. We encourage you to include how studying abroad would impact you on a personal, professional or academic level. The essay will be the primary consideration for awarding the scholarship, so the committee encourages you to put thought and time into it.

Over 100 scholarships awarded per year.

Eligibility Information:

  • Available only to new incoming Freshman undergraduate applicants
  • Scholarship requires full-time enrollment and GVSU must be first institution attending after high school
  • Awardees are still eligible for additional study abroad scholarships
  • To access scholarships after enrollment, awardee must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at Grand Valley
  • Scholarship must be used within four years after initial enrollment at GVSU, and may only be used on a GVSU-approved, for-credit study abroad program

Award: $2,000 

APPLY HERE 

Institutional Study Aboard Scholarships

This scholarship is designed to support students interested in pursuing a full-time internship abroad for a minimum of 8 weeks. Students must complete the scholarship application by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered. Priority will be given to students with financial need. Priority will also be given to students who have not already had a significant academic or internship abroad experience. Students need to demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA.

To be considered, student must:

  • Be participating in an internship abroad with a minimum internship period of 8 weeks
  • Students must be earning credit for the internship
  • This scholarship is designed for those participating in a full-time internship. This is not available to students who are participating in a study abroad + internship combination.
  • Must have a completed OASIS application in by the priority deadline for the semester you plan to be abroad.

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship is part of the Seidman College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship program. It provides financial support and recognition to business students who study in a foreign country.

Winter Semester Study Abroad: Apply by November 1

Spring/Summer and Fall Semester Study Abroad: Apply to the Seidman College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship (Spring/Summer, Fall and Academic Year). Application period opens November 1 through March 1.

  • Full-time undergraduate or full-time/part-time graduate business majors
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 credits at GVSU
  • Study abroad application must be accepted by the Padnos International Center
  • Good academic standing / Strong academic credentials
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Students must be willing to promote study abroad when they return to GVSU

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

More than 100 incoming Freshmen will be selected each year to receive this $2,000 scholarship, which can be used towards a GVSU approved study abroad program anytime during their 4 years at GVSU. Study abroad is the opportunity to study outside of the United States while earning GVSU credit.

To apply, write a compelling essay (200-500 words) about where you would want to study abroad and why. We encourage you to include how studying abroad would impact you on a personal, professional or academic level. The essay will be the primary consideration for awarding the scholarship, so the committee encourages you to put thought and time into it.

Over 100 scholarships awarded per year.

Eligibility Information:

  • Available only to new incoming Freshman undergraduate applicants
  • Scholarship requires full-time enrollment and GVSU must be first institution attending after high school
  • Awardees are still eligible for additional study abroad scholarships
  • To access scholarships after enrollment, awardee must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at Grand Valley
  • Scholarship must be used within four years after initial enrollment at GVSU, and may only be used on a GVSU-approved, for-credit study abroad program

Award: $2,000 

APPLY HERE 

 

The Barbara H. Padnos International Scholars program is intended to support substantive study abroad programs for GVSU undergraduates. Recognizing the benefit that long-term study abroad can provide to students throughout their lifetimes, the Barbara H. Padnos International Scholars program provides opportunities for students to engage in long-term study, thereby acquiring an in-depth understanding of the language, culture, and values of another country. Ideally, Padnos scholars will spend as much time as possible in the host country/culture. Therefore, only students studying abroad for two semesters or an academic year at one location will be considered eligible, with special consideration for students who have a plan to spend more than 10 months abroad (up to and beyond a full calendar year).

The Padnos Scholar selection process is meant to identify the most promising applicants: those who demonstrate great potential for success through study abroad, as well as those who will positively share their year-abroad experience with others.

  • Student must be full time, degree seeking students attending a full year overseas study program (two semesters, one location)
  • Student must have earned a minimum of 24 credits by time of application
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Students must be planning to spend at least two full semesters in the host country/culture, ideally a full calendar year
  • Students must be happy to be identified in publicity by Padnos International Center as an awardee
  • Students must be making satisfactory academic progress and working toward a degree
  • Preference is given to students in the Arts and Humanities

Award: $5,000 - $15,000

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship is designed to support students interested in pursuing a full-time internship abroad for a minimum of 8 weeks. Students must complete the scholarship application by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered. Priority will be given to students with financial need. Priority will also be given to students who have not already had a significant academic or internship abroad experience. Students need to demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA.

To be considered, student must:

  • Be participating in an internship abroad with a minimum internship period of 8 weeks
  • Students must be earning credit for the internship
  • This scholarship is designed for those participating in a full-time internship. This is not available to students who are participating in a study abroad + internship combination.
  • Must have a completed OASIS application in by the priority deadline for the semester you plan to be abroad.

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The Mark A. & Elizabeth C. Murray Scholarship for Study Abroad is intended to support students who wish to study outside of the United States but without this fund would otherwise not be able to afford to do so.

  • Students must be enrolled full-time as degree-seeking students and making satisfactory academic progress. Recipients must be taking for credit coursework outside of the United States of America
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance with travel expenses (airfare, passports, etc.) and show that international study for them would be impossible without such assistance
  • Filing a FAFSA will help demonstrate financial need. Must have a current FAFSA form on file with GVSU’s Financial Aid office, in order to help demonstrate appropriate financial need
  • Students must also be planning on participating on an approved for-credit Study Abroad program that involves overseas study for no fewer than 8 weeks
  • Must have 14 GVSU credit hours and 2.8 GPA or higher

Award: $1,500 - $5,000

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in a short-term study abroad program of less than eight-weeks, including but not limited to faculty-led programs and overseas internships.

  • Recipients of this scholarship must be currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
  • Must be accepted to or enrolled in a University approved short-term study abroad program
  • Must be meeting satisfactory academic progress standards
  • Preference will be given to past recipients of the Mary and Wilhelm Seeger Scholarship

Financial need may be considered, and shall be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award: $2,000

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a scholarship in spring/summer semester for student-athletes who have financial need and have not had the opportunity to pursue study abroad previously.

To qualify students must:
*be accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
*be an undergraduate NCAA student-athlete enrolled for 3 credit hours or more in an officially sponsored academic program abroad, approved by GVSU’s Padnos International Center, which involves a course that counts towards their GVSU degree.
*be meeting satisfactory academic progress (https://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/satisfactory-academic-progress-sap-17.htm)

Renewal Criteria: This scholarship may not be renewed.

*Financial need is required, and shall be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application fro Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award: Varies

APPLY HERE 

Brooks College Scholarship for Study Abroad

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with the costs of study abroad programs and to encourage students to seek out study abroad experiences that provide a transformational experience in the classroom and in the community.

  • Recipients for this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate junior or senior with a declared major or minor in one of the programs offered by Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies or a junior or senior in good standing in the Honors College.
  • Must have completed at least two core courses of the major or minor
  • Must be meeting satisfactory progress according to the norms established by the University
  • Preference will be given to students who have been accepted into any faculty-led study abroad program that includes service learning

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist HTM students with the cost of their study abroad program.

  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled for three credits hours or more with a declared major in HTM.
  • Must be accepted to participate in an HTM filed study course with an international component and/or a HTM faculty-led study abroad program
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

Scholarships are available to CS and IS majors who study abroad at an institution of higher learning in another country. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide students with greater opportunities in their study of computer science or information systems.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a CS or IS major
  • Must plan to study abroad during the next academic year
  • Have 45 credit hours completed
  • Have 14 credit hours in the major completed at GVSU
  • Have a GPA of 3.2 overall or better

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE

 

The purpose of this scholarship is to make study abroad opportunities attainable to students who want to learn and experience new cultures.

  • Recipients of this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate junior or senior enrolled in a university approved study abroad program
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards
  • Financial need may be considered, and shall be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Award: $1,000

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students studying history or social studies with the costs of studying abroad to enhance their education at GVSU.

  • Recipients of this scholarships shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate junior or senior and enrolled for 12 credit hours
  • Must be a History or Social Studies major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have been accepted for an approved semester or year-long study abroad program

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship provides financial support and recognition to business students who study in a foreign country. The scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate business majors. With support from this scholarship, students can prepare for a global workplace, and position themselves for success in a world that is more diverse, complex, and interdependent.

  • Candidates must be full-time undergraduate or full-time/part-time graduate business students
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 credits at GVSU
  • Study abroad application must be accepted by the Padnos International Center
  • Good academic standing / Strong academic credentials
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Students must be willing to promote study abroad when they return to GVSU

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad or complete an internship abroad.

  • Must be accepted and currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate enrolled in a faculty led study abroad program or internship abroad
  • Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial need is required, and will be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship was established to provide encouragement and financial assistance to Spanish majors who have desire to promote cultural understanding among Spanish speaking populations. Ideal candidates would be students who plan to study abroad and have engaged in service learning projects or activities that increase intercultural awareness of Spanish speaking countries.

  • Must be accepted for or are currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate enrolled as a full-time junior or senior student with a major in Spanish, and be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA

Award: $3,000

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad.

  • Must be enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate accepted for enrollment in a faculty-led study abroad program
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial need is required, and will be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of the Johnson Leadership Scholarship is to provide financial support for students interested in traveling abroad to advance their leadership skills in any career or area of interest. The scholarship will encourage students who are committed to lifelong learning, developing a global perspective and making a difference. By encouraging study abroad, they hope that students will aspire to what is called `Arete, Greek word meaning to live up to one’s full potential and greatest effectiveness.

  • Recipients for this scholarship should be accepted or fully enrolled at GVSU
  • They must be an undergraduate and enrolled as a full-time junior, senior, or transfer student
  • Must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA, and shall be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University
  • Preference will be given to candidates enrolled in a semester long study abroad program approved by the Padnos International Center at GVSU, and students from Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties

Award: Varies 

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This scholarship is designed to encourage and assist students pursuing degrees in accounting to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.

  • Candidates must undergraduate or graduate students admitted to the Seidman College of Business—School of Accounting
  • Candidates must be attending full-time and making satisfactory academic progress
  • Candidates must be accepted to a study abroad program that is approved by Seidman College of Business—International Business Program
  • Preference will be given to candidates enrolled in a semester-long study abroad program. If there are no eligible applicants enrolled in a full semester study abroad program then preference will be given to an accounting student participating in a spring or summer study abroad program

Award: $1,200 

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The original intent of this scholarship was to assist African-American women in developing and achieving their academic goals. Today, this scholarship is offered to any GVSU student who demonstrates a successful service contribution to African American women and girls and/or a demonstrated personal commitment to African American Women’s issues.

  • This scholarship is open to all student applicants regardless of their race, creed, color, gender or sexual orientation
  • Preference to part or full-time, re-entering or non-traditional applicants.
  • Students who are studying abroad are encouraged to apply

Award: Varies 

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This scholarship is part of the Seidman College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship program. It provides financial support and recognition to business students who study in a foreign country.

  • Full-time undergraduate or full-time/part-time graduate business majors
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 credits at GVSU
  • Study abroad application must be accepted by the Padnos International Center
  • Good academic standing / Strong academic credentials
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Students must be willing to promote study abroad when they return to GVSU

Award: Varies 

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The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students who demonstrate an interest in wildlife ecology, conservation, or animal behavior with the costs of studying abroad or scholarship that will enhance their educational experience at GVSU.

  • Recipients of this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be an undergraduate student, enrolled in 6 credit hours or more (part-time or full-time status) in any course of study
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in a university approved study abroad program and/or students who demonstrate involvement in scholarship outside of the classroom that will enhance their educational experience

Award: Varies

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The purpose of this scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth. This scholarship will make study abroad opportunities possible for students majoring or minoring in international relations that have never traveled outside of North America.

  • Be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Be an undergraduate enrolled for 12 credit hours or more
  • Be pursing a major or minor in international relations
  • Be accepted for enrollment in a faculty-led or approved study abroad program
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress According to the norms established by the University

Financial need may be considered, and shall be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). First priority will be given to students with financial need and second priority will be given to students from middle-income families.

Award: $3,000

APPLY HERE 

Institutional Graduate Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist graduate students in the Occupational Therapy program with the cost of their education.

To qualify students must:

  • have been accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University
  • be a graduate student enrolled in Occupational Therapy

Preference will be given to those who are first generation college graduates.

Students shall be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Award: $1,000

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The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit students who desire to enter the teaching profession after previously earned degrees in other fields and who may have also had prior non-teaching careers.

Eligibility: 

  • Must be admitted into the Graduate Teacher Certification program
  • Must be enrolled full-time student in the graduate M.Ed. program
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and demonstrate financial need
  • REQUIRED: You must upload a resume through the general application for this scholarship 

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

This scholarship is part of the Seidman College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship program. It provides financial support and recognition to business students who study in a foreign country.

Winter Semester Study Abroad: Apply by November 1

Spring/Summer and Fall Semester Study Abroad: Apply to the Seidman College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship (Spring/Summer, Fall and Academic Year). Application period opens November 1 through March 1.
 

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time undergraduate or full-time/part-time graduate business majors
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 credits at GVSU
  • Study abroad application must be accepted by the Padnos International Center
  • Good academic standing / Strong academic credentials
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Students must be willing to promote study abroad when they return to GVSU

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE 

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.

Eligibility: 

  • 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

Award: Varies 

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The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student with their Masters of Athletic Training.

Eligibility: 

  • be accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
  • be a graduate student enrolled in the Masters of Athletic Training progam
  • be meeting satisfactory academic progress

Award: $5,000 

APPLY HERE 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist OT students who participate in international fieldwork. 

Eligibility: 

  • Recipients of this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU.
  • Must be a graduate student enrolled in the OST Program
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress standards and the OST Student Handbook
  • Must be accepted in an OST international fieldwork program

Award: Varies 

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The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students in the Recreational Therapy program with a cost of their GVSU education.

Eligibility: 

  • Must be accepted or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
  • Must be enrolled full time in the Recreational Therapy program as an undergraduate or graduate student (preference given to graduate students)
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) according to the norms established by the University

Award: Varies 

APPLY HERE

This scholarship was the first named scholarship to support the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Program. To qualify for this scholarship students must:

    Eligibility: 

    • Be accepted as a Graduate student into the Master’s in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program
    • A minimum of 6 credits per semester is required
    • Shall be making Satisfactory Academic Progress

    Award: Varies 

    APPLY HERE

    This scholarship will provide support for graduate students in the School of Public, Nonprofit & Health Administration (SPNHA) pursuing careers in local government.

      Eligibility: 

      • Must be enrolled full-time or part-time with a minimum of 3 credits
      • Admitted to the school of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

      Award: Up to $1,500

      APPLY HERE

      This scholarship will provide support for graduate students in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration (SPNHA) who plan to promote and develop philanthropy.

      Eligibility: 

      • Candidates must be enrolled in (or applying to) a declared degree program at GVSU
      • Preference given to enrolled graduate student level but if distributable funds available Junior or Senior undergraduates may be considered
      • Both full and part time students will be eligible
      • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better
      • Must be making satisfactory academic progress
      • Candidates shall be pursuing a career plan to eventually promote and develop philanthropy and engage in non-profit agency fund raising

      Award: Up to $5,000

      APPLY HERE 

      This scholarship will assist students pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree who are interested in child and adolescent health issues. To encourage those who are involved in professional organizations, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate their involvement in professional nursing organizations and community initiates to advance nursing practice.

      Eligibility: 

      • Full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in the Kirkhof College of Nursing
      • Nursing student with a concentration in Advanced Practice Nursing with Child/Adolescent Specialty, who demonstrates community/professional involvement in advancing nursing practices
      • Preference to post-master’s level candidates
      • Total award of $10,000 to be divided evenly among the total number of semesters outline in recipients DNP Course sequence.

      Award: $10,000

      APPLY HERE 

      This award will provide support to outstanding graduate students who are pursuing a career in college athletic training.

      Eligibility: 

      • Must have a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training or similar major and be pursuing an athletic training career in college athletics
      • Preference given to students with involvement in campus ministry
      • Applicants must be a graduate assistant at GVSU with intercollegiate athletics and be enrolled full time
      • The ability to demonstrate a commitment to athletic training and a strong academic record will also be assessed
      • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University

      Award: Varies 

      APPLY HERE 

      The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with demonstrated financial need and those who need support to fill the gap between their personal contribution and financial aid in the Physician Assistant Studies (PA) (graduate) program.

      Eligibility: 

      • Recipients of this scholarship must be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
      • Must be accepted and enrolled in one of the Physician Assistant Studies (PA) (graduate) program
      • Preference will be given to students who are interested in senior care
      • Candidates must demonstrate strong character and work towards their profession through community service and extra-curricular activities

      Award: $5,000.00

      APPLY HERE 

      The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with demonstrated financial need and those who need support to fill the gap between their personal contribution and financial aid in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (OPT) (graduate) program.

      Eligibility: 

      • Recipients of this scholarship must be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
      • Must be accepted and enrolled in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (OPT) (graduate) program
      • Preference will be given to students who are interested in senior care
      • Candidates must demonstrate strong character and work towards their profession through community service and extra-curricular activities

      Award: $5,000

      APPLY HERE

      The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with demonstrated financial need and those who need support to fill the gap between their personal contribution and financial aid in the Occupational Therapy (OT) (graduate) program.

      Eligibility: 

      • Recipients of this scholarship must be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
      • Must be accepted and enrolled in the Occupational Therapy (OT) (graduate) program
      • Preference will be given to students who are interested in senior care
      • Candidates must demonstrate strong character and work towards their profession through community service and extra-curricular activities

      Award: $5,000

      APPLY HERE

      The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with demonstrated financial need and those who need support to fill the gap between their personal contribution and financial aid for the Physician Assistant Studies (PA) (graduate) program.

      Eligibility: 

      • Recipients of this scholarship must be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
      • Must be accepted and enrolled in the Physician Assistant Studies (PA) (graduate) program
      • Preference will be given to students with clinical placements outside of urban areas in Western or Northern Michigan

      Award: $2,000

      APPLY HERE

      This scholarship is established to benefit Social Work students at the upper class or graduate levels

      Eligibility: 

      • Candidates must be entering their junior undergraduate year or studying at the graduate level
      • Be enrolled for minimum of 6 credits as BSW or MSW, degree seeking student
      • Be making satisfactory academic progress
      • Demonstrate financial need is not required; however priority will be given to scholarship candidates who demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA

      Award: Varies 

      APPLY HERE 

      External Scholarships, Awards, and Other Opportunities

      Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation partnered with UNCF to provide a scholarship opportunity for students from the state of Michigan. The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation was founded by Mrs. Eda U. Gerstacker in 1957, in memory of her husband. Its primary purpose is to carry on, indefinitely, financial aid to charities of all types supported by Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Gerstacker during their lifetimes.

      To be eligible for this scholarship opportunity, candidates must:

      • Be from the state of Michigan
      • Attend an accredited 4-year college or university in the United States
      • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

      Award: varies 

      APPLY HERE 

       

      The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.

      Eligibility

      • Applicants must be 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
      • US citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
      • Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months

      Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on a brief 250-word essay. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense.

      Award: $1,000

      APPLY HERE 

      Microsoft awards tuition and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for the scholarship will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward. The Scholarship program is especially committed to offering scholarships to those individuals from backgrounds that may have historically been underrepresented in the technical field and who demonstrate exceptional leadership work in the promotion of diversity in STEM disciplines at their university.

      Eligibility:

      • • Be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time you submit the application.
      • • A demonstrated record of academic achievement/excellence. Because the scholarship is merit-based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0.
      • • Show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related STEM discipline.

      Award: Varies 

      APPLY HERE 

      The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Los Angeles, was established in 1998 by Mr. Kim L. Hunter to address the lack of diversity in the advertising, marketing and public relations fields. TLF provides scholarships, career development workshops, professional development, mentors and internships to African American/Black, American Indian/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

      Eligibility:

      • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient
      • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
      • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
      • *Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)
      • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
      • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2021
      • Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities . If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF's scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.

      Award: $2,500

      APPLY HERE

      The Hispanic College Scholarship Fund is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: Graduating High School Seniors, Community College Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students. 

      Eligibility: 

      • Must be of Hispanic heritage

      • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students

      • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students

      • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2020-2021 academic year

      • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

      • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

      Award: $500 - $5,000 

      APPLY HERE  

      Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

      • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
      • Are the first in their families to attend college;
      • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
      • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.

      Eligibility: 

      • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
      • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
      • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2020.
      • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
      • Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2020
      • Submit one letter of recommendation online

      Award: one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000

      APPLY HERE

       

      The American Indian Graduate Center provide financial support for American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education, and support them in attaining undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The program partner with Tribes, the federal government, foundations, corporations and individuals to ensure the growth and sustainability of scholarships.

      Eligibility: 

      • Must be enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian/ Alaska Native Tribe. 
      • Must display academic excellence, demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to preserving American Indian culture and communities.  
      • Must be majoring in a specific major determined by the scholarship/organization

      Award: Varies

      APPLY HERE 

       

      Brown and Caldwell value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. Brown and Caldwell also offer a $5,000 Minority Scholarship to support students who identify as minorities and are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession.

      Eligibility:

      • A United States citizen or permanent resident.
      • A full-time student enrolled in his/her Junior, Senior year or graduate program at an accredited college/university.
      • Declared major in civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, ecology).
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a 5.0 scale).
      • Identify as a member of a minority group (e.g. African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific American or Alaska Native).

      Award: $5,000 

      APPLY HERE

       

       

      UNCF manages various scholarship programs and awards more than $100 million a year in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 member HBCUs. 

      Eligibility: 

      • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
      • Full-time enrollment in a college or university, presently or prospectively
      • FAFSA application filed
      • Financial need verified by the financial aid director of the college or university you wish to attend

      Award: Varies

      APPLY HERE

      The fellowship offers a unique opportunity to participate in court administration, policymaking, program analysis, development, and implementation and to gain first-hand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex court system in the nation. Judicial Fellows work 10 months as full-time, paid staff members of the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University. 

      Eligibility: 

      • Be at least 20 years of age by September 1st of the fellowship year.

      • Have a Bachelor’s degree by September 1st of the fellowship year, and either a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher or a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the last 60 (semester) or 90 (quarter) units.

      • Demonstrated interest in state government and public policy.

      • Be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the fellowship program.

      Award: 

      • Monthly stipend of $2,698, and health, dental, and vision benefits.

      • Paid university enrollment and student fees for graduate units in Public Policy and Administration.

      • Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy and Government.

      • Student loan deferment

      Deadline: February 2021 

      APPLY HERE 

      The California Senate Fellows program was established in 1973 to provide participants with insight into the legislative process. The fellowship program's primary goals include exposing people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the legislative process and providing research and other professional staff assistance to the Senate. The program is jointly sponsored by the Senate and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State).

      Eligibility: 

      • Be at least 20 years of age by September 1st of the fellowship year.

      • Have a Bachelor’s degree by September 1st of the fellowship year, and either a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher, or a GPA of

        2.5 or higher in the last 60 (semester) or 90 (quarter) units.

      • Demonstrated interest in state government and public policy.

      • Be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the fellowship program.

      Award: 

      • Monthly stipend of $2,698, and health, dental, and vision benefits.

      • Paid university enrollment and student fees for graduate units in Public Policy and Administration.

      • Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy and Government.

      • Student loan deferment.

      Deadline: February 3rd, 2021

      APPLY HERE 

      The Jesse M. Unruh Fellowship Program, founded in 1957 by former Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh and renamed in his honor in 1987, is one of the most prestigious legislative fellowship programs in the nation.

      Assembly Fellows spend 10 or 11 months gaining firsthand knowledge of the California Legislature by working in Sacramento as staff to an Assemblymember or legislative committee. Their duties are similar to those of legislative assistants and consultants, including developing and researching legislative proposals, constituent services, analyzing bills, as well as writing speeches and press releases. This is an excellent way to learn about state government and get your foot-in-the-door for state public service.

      Eligibility: 

      • Be at least 20 years of age by September 1st of fellowship year.

      • Have a Bachelor’s degree by September 1st of the fellowship year and either a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher, or a GPA of

        2.5 or higher in the last 60 (semester) or 90 (quarter) units.

      • Demonstrated interest in state government and public policy.

      • Be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the fellowship program.

      Award: 

      • Monthly stipend of $2,698, and health, dental, and vision benefits.

      • Paid university enrollment and student fees for graduate units in Public Policy and Administration.

      • Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy and Government.

      • Student loan deferment.

      Deadline: February 2021 

      APPLY HERE

      The purpose of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Bachelor's Scholarship is to provide scholarships to individuals who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing and pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

      Eligibility: 

      • Enrolled in a bachelor nursing program at an ACEN, CCNE, or NLN – CNEA accredited School of Nursing in the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

      • Scholarships are available to:

        • Individuals who are currently licensed as a registered nurse.
          Individuals who are not currently licensed as a registered nurse but have a Bachelor’s degree in another field.

        • Individuals who do not currently hold an RN license and do not have a college degree. Applicant must be enrolled in the nursing component of the program.  

      • Note: An individual cannot receive this award more than once   

      Award: $3,000 - $5,000

      Deadline: February 1, 2020 

      APPLY HERE

       

      Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. 

      Eligibility: 

      • Be a graduating high school senior and U.S. citizen.

      • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the U.S.

      • Show leadership potential.

      • Demonstrate a dedication to community service.

      • Present evidence of financial need.

      • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21.

      • Not possess a degree from a two- or four- year college when applying for the scholarship.

      Award: The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice.

      Deadline: February 2021 

      APPLY HERE 

      The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Los Angeles, was established in 1998 by Mr. Kim L. Hunter to address the lack of diversity in the advertising, marketing and public relations fields. TLF provides scholarships, career development workshops, professional development, mentors and internships to African American/Black, American Indian/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

      Eligibility: 

      • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an AB-540 student/DACA recipient.

      • Be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native.

      • Be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter.

      • Have a minimum of GPA of 3.0 (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist on the website listed above).

      • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations.

      • Have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded.

      • Recipient MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF's scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.

      Award: $2,000 awards for undergraduates and $3,250 awards for graduates.

      Deadline:  Friday, February 26, 2021 5:00 p.m. PST

      APPLY HERE

       

      Each year through the Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship Program, ACWA awards one scholarship to a qualified graduate student. Beginning with the 2019-’20 scholarship cycle, the annual scholarship amount was increased to $10,000.

      Eligibility: 

      • Be attending an accredited, public, or private U.S. college at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.

      • Be pursuing a graduate degree (Master’s, Ph.D., or law school) in water law and policy or public administration with a demonstrated concentration in the field of water resources.

      • Commit to full-time enrollment (8-semester units or 10 2/3 quarter units) for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

      Award: $10,000

      Deadline: March 1, annually 

      APPLY HERE

      Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarship, funded by the Sertoma Annual Fund, is for graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in audiology or speech-language pathology from institutions in the U.S. These scholarships, worth $1,000 each, are awarded in the spring to help offset the cost of tuition, books, and fees incurred during the following school year. Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarships provides more funds nationally for graduate-level study in communicative disorders than any other single organization.

      Eligibility: 

      • Be a U.S. citizen.

      • Be pursuing a graduate-level degree in speech-language pathology and/or audiology at a college or university in the U.S., accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation.

      • Have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level course work. This must include the fall 2019 semester

      Award: $1,000

      Deadline: March 29 (4:00 p.m. Central Time), annually.

      APPLY HERE 

      The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the college scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public-at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck!

      Eligibility: 

      • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

      • Open to 2020-2021 high school seniors who want to pursue a college degree or trade school education.

      Award: $2,000 

      Deadline: April 1, 2021

      APPLY HERE 

      The Foundation's mission is to promote information technology research and education and to encourage and support individuals entering and considering entering the information technology profession.

      Eligibility:

      • Be a declared computer science/CIS/MIS/IT major with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
      • Be a student who has satisfactorily completed at least one full semester of college (12 semester hours or equivalent)
      • Be enrolled as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent) undergraduate student at an accredited institution in the U.S.
      • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

      Award: $2,000

      Deadline: May 31, 2021 

      APPLY HERE 

      The American Indian College Fund supports American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking technical, undergraduate, and graduate degrees at tribal colleges and other nonprofit, accredited schools.

      Eligibility: 

      • Be a U.S. citizen or a Canadian eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty.
      • Be enrolled in a certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university.
      • Be enrolled full-time.
      • Be registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state-recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. Learn how to prove descent or trace Indian ancestry.
      • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Your scholarship may require a higher GPA to maintain eligibility.
        • Students attending TCUs with less than a 2.0 GPA may be considered for Tribal College and University scholarships; however, each TCU makes this determination individually.

      Award: The amount of the award varies annually as it is based on interest earned on the funds in the account.

      Deadline: May 31, annually.

      APPLY HERE

      the American Indian Graduate Center provides financial support for American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education, and support them in attaining undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

      Eligibility: 

      • Be seeking a full-time degree at a nationally or regionally accredited higher education institution in the U.S.
      • Each opportunity has specific affiliation requirements; please review the specific criteria that you are applying for to ensure eligibility. Award: Each AIGC scholarship has its own award amount.
      • All applicants must be able to demonstrate tribal affiliation through the submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate.
        • The TEC is due on the day the application is due. Individuals applying for multiple opportunities should submit just one TEC to AIGC

      Award: Each AIGC scholarship has its own award amount.

      Deadline: All applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need through submission of a Financial Needs form (FNF) (due by July 15 each year) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

      APPLY HERE

      The Ron Brown Scholar Program also provides Scholars with the financial resources to attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the country. Upon acceptance, Scholars are each awarded $40,000 ($10,000 per year for 4 years toward educational expenses), that may be used at the college or university of their choice. 

      Eligibility: 

      • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
      • Be of Black/African American heritage.
      • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.
      • Excel academically.
      • Exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
      • Participate in community service activities.
      • Demonstrate financial need.

      Award: $40,000 ($10,000 annually over four years) for use at any accredited four-year college or university.

      Deadline: November (early application deadline) and January (final deadline), annually 

      APPLY HERE

      The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Scholars Program mission is to inspire and motivate underserved students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). 

      Eligibility:

      • Demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership, and campus/community activities.
      • Be pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math degree.
      • Have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
      • Be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community.
      • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university in the U.S. or its territories.

      Award: $500 - $10,000, transportation to the annual HENAAC Conference, and a listing in the HENAAC Scholars press release.

      Deadline: April 30th, 2021 

      APPLY HERE 

      Since 2011, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program has committed $7.4 million in scholarships to 185 diverse student leaders nationwide. Recipients represent 40 home states and 110 undergraduate campuses. Our alumni Scholars are leading and serving throughout the world, attending graduate school and working in careers ranging from medicine, law, education, business, nonprofits, and more.

      Eligibility:

      • Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.
      • Demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent).
      • Be citizens of the United States of America.
      • Be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible).
      • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
      • Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need.
      • Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.

      Award: $10,000 renewable.

      Deadline: The 2021 deadline closed; visit website for 2022 deadline 

      APPLY HERE 

       

      Smithsonian fellowships are opportunities for independent study or research related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, or experts. Each unit of Smithsonian fellowships offers a range of learning opportunities. Each unit of the Smithsonian (Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Libraries, American Art Museum, etc.) best understands the learning opportunities it can offer, and individual units directly manage their own fellowship applications.

      Award: Varies 

      Deadline: Rolling Basis 

      APPLY HERE 

      AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships benefit underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded annually to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.

      Eligibility: 

      • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

      • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in graphic design, illustration, photography, or fine art.

      • Be a U.S. citizen or in possession of a Green Card (Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).

      • Be attending an accredited college or university in the U.S. and maintain full-time status.

      Award: $500 - $5,000

      Deadline: April 13, 2021.

      APPLY HERE

      Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.

      Eligibility: 

      • Have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT & PTA of 40dB or greater in both ears.

      • Be a U.S. citizen.

      • Be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the U.S.

      • Graduate degrees, Associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify. 

      • Have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 unweighted scale.

        • High school senior – Cumulative GPA is for grades 9-11 and first semester for grade 12.

        • College freshman – Cumulative GPA is all of high school and first semester of college.

        • College sophomore or higher - Cumulative GPA for all college-level semesters completed.

      Award: 1,000 

      Deadline: 03/30/2021

      APPLY HERE

      Google's education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. 

      Eligibility: 

      • Be a current undergraduate, graduate or PhD student enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply).

      • Be continuing current studies or intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a new program (e.g., graduating and pursuing an advanced degree) at a university in the U.S. or Canada in the 2020-2021 academic year.

      • Be pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load).

      • Maintain a strong academic performance.

      • Be a student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply.

      • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology.

      Award: $10,000 for those studying in the U.S. 

      Deadline: Visit Website 

      APPLY HERE 

      This fellowship introduces undergraduate students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in law and/or social science, as well as to provide guidance about the many career options under the umbrella of the legal profession.

      Eligibility: 

      • Designed to encourage a diverse and inclusive community for underrepresented individuals in the fields of law and sciences.

      • Be a college sophomore or junior only.

      • o Completed at least your sophomore year and have not yet received a bachelor’s degree by the time the fellowship begins.

      • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

      Award: 

      • Each student will be assigned to an American Bar Foundation research professor who will involve the student in his or her research project and act as a mentor during the student’s tenure.

      • The students will also participate in a series of in-house seminars and field visits to get acquainted with the many facets of socio-legal research and the legal system. Site visits include going to law firms, social justice oriented non-profits, criminal court, and Northwestern graduate school classes.

      • The students will work at the American Bar Foundation’s offices in Chicago, IL from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the week for a period of eight weeks.

      • Each student will receive a stipend of $4,000.

      • The American Bar Foundation will provide housing for students during their stay.

      Deadline: Visit Website 

      APPLY HERE 

      The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides up to three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The GRFP supports over 100 subfields. For the 2020 competition, NSF received over 13,000 applications and made approximately 2,000 fellowships offers.

      Eligibility: 

      • Be an undergraduate or post baccalaureate not enrolled in graduate school and who will have adequate preparation to attend graduate school in the fall that begins after they apply to GRFP.

      • Be a graduate student who has not completed more than 12 months of a graduate program in a supported field of study.

      • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S. by the application deadline.

        • The term "national" designates a native resident of a commonwealth or territory of the U.S., such as American Samoa. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship and who has not received U.S. citizenship by the application deadline.

      • Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based Master's and Doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. An individual's proposed research and graduate study must be in a STEM field or in STEM education. Fellows must enroll in a graduate degree program consistent with the relevant field of study proposed in their application and to undertake a course of study leading to a research-based Master’s or Doctoral degree.

      Award: Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.

      Deadline: Visit Webiste 

      APPLY HERE 

       

      CHCI is seeking to offer exceptional Latinos with recent undergraduate academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. CHCI Public Policy Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank. 

      Eligibility:

      • Must have earned a Bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date.

      • Display high academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher).

      • Display evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth.

      • Demonstrate commitment to public service-oriented activities.

      • Have superior analytical skills, as well as outstanding oral and written communication skills.

      • Be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, asylum seeker, or individual who is lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

      • Note: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application.

      • All individuals meeting the listed qualifications are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to individuals with financial need.

      Award: 

      • Paid work experience in Washington, DC.

      • Benefits:

        • Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, DC.

        • Health Insurance Coverage: Insurance is available to the Fellow only and not dependents of the Fellow. o Optional short-term housing. CHCI secures and individuals reimburse CHCI for this service.

        • Weekly leadership training, networking and more.

      Deadline: Visit Website 

      APPLY HERE 

      The APAICS Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AAPI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time, paid, 9-month program, places fellows in congressional offices to gain policy experience serving as part of the legislative team. The program provides fellows with opportunities to build their leadership skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interest in a public service career.

      Eligibility: 

      • Completed an undergraduate degree prior to the program start date, unless otherwise specified.

      • Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or individual who is legally authorized to work in the U.S.

      • Be an individual pursuing a career in public policy with a background in energy, engineering and mechanical sciences.

      Award: Program stipend, medical insurance, and roundtrip airfare for a one-year Washington, DC fellowship.

      Deadline: Visit Website 

      APPLY HERE 

      Law School Scholarships

      Below are examples of major scholarships available for prospective law students. Remember this is only a sampling! 

      To explore further, search the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank for a full list of possibilities that match your academic interests and law school or career aspirations. 

      Every year, Liebenhaut Law firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on why they want to be a lawyer.

      Eligibility: 

      • Incoming or current law student

      • Pursuing a career in law

      Award: $1,000

      Deadline: August 15

      APPLY HERE

       

      Every year,  Fielding Law Group Scholarship grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on why they want to be a lawyer.

      Eligibility Requirements: Currently attending or accepted to an accredited college or university in the U.S.

      Award: $1,000

      Deadline: August 15

      APPLY HERE 

      Every year, Brylak Law firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on how lawyers make the world a safer place.

      Eligibility: 

      • Current U.S college student 

      Award: $1,000

      Deadline: August 15 

      APPLY HERE 

      The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bail. 

      Eligibility: 

      • Enrolled or enrolling in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association for the 2021/2022 academic year; and,
      • Able to demonstrate either an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.
      • An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.

      Award: Up to $5,000

      Deadline: August 15 

      APPLY HERE 

      The Roxanne Barton Conlin Scholarship recognizes excellence in academics, community service and activities that advance women. The intent of the scholarship is to provide an educational supplement for a female law student who has distinguished herself through academics, community service and/or involvement in activities promoting women.

      Eligibility: 

      • Law student 
      • Female 
      • Demonstrated academic success, community service and/or involvement in activities promoting women

      Award: $2,000

      Deadline: September 4 

      APPLY HERE