GVSU Scholarships

  • Fredrick S. Singer Memorial Veterans Endowed Scholarship: Assists US Military veterans with the cost of a GVSU degree. 
  • WGVU LZ Michigan Scholarship Endowment: This scholarship was established by WGVU Public Media to support Veterans and/or dependents.
  • Lt. William Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship Endowment: Benefits students who serve in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, active or reserve, and for any honorably discharged veterans. 

Learn about external scholarship opportunities and FAQs from GVSU's financial aid office by clicking here! 

Additional scholarship information can be found at:

Additional Opportunities for Eligible GVSU Student Veterans

West Michigan Alliance for Veterans (WMA4V) Housing Assistance Program

The West Michigan Alliance for Veterans currently provides services to West Michigan Veterans through several programs, including the Veteran's Housing Assistance Program. The Housing Assistance Program assists veterans with rent or mortgage payments while attending college full-time. This is a tangible way for the West Michigan Alliance for Veterans to make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families while they pursue a higher education or trade school certification.



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West Michigan Veterans Coalition Armed Forces Scholarship

The West Michigan Veterans Coalition Armed Forces Scholarship of $1000 is available to currently serving, retired or honorably discharged Service Member of the United States Military including those that have served in the National Guard or Reserves.

Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, Retired and honorable Discharged Service Members who are currently attending either a College, University or Trade School.  The scholarship can be used to support school expenses such as books, tuition, transportation, housing, etc. The WMVC Veterans Scholarship is only available to veterans living in Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa Counties. 

For additional information or to apply, go to

National Guard Association of Michigan (NGAM) Veteran Support Grant (VSG)  

The use of a National Guard Association of Michigan (NGAM) Veteran Support Grant (VSG) is intended to assist veterans in need. Veterans; families and organizations that support veterans of Michigan (directly or indirectly); current members of NGAM; and other currently serving military members of Michigan may apply. To see if you qualify, please follow the steps below.

Virtually all approved grant funding will fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • Funding for medical bills
  • Funding for utilities and other normal monthly bills
  • Funding for necessary home and automobile repairs

It may be worth seeking other sources of assistance if your request does not fall into one of the categories above, although we welcome any and all applicants.

For additional information or to apply, go to


AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship

Amount: $2,500 (Deadline: November 16)


The Amvets Scholarship

Amount: $4,000 (Deadline: April 30)


The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $12,000 (Deadline: April 30)


The Henry G. Huestis Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (Deadline: April 30)


Military Veterans Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,000-$4,000 (Deadline: April 30)


CCME Veteran Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (Deadline: November 1)


The H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (Deadline: May 1 & November 1)


Veterans & Military Family Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (Deadline: June 15)


Patrick M. Hughes Retired Inspiration Scholarship

Amount: $500 (Deadline: January 31)


Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton, Jr. Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (Deadline: January 31)


Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship

Amount: $500 (Deadline: January 31)


The Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship

Amount: ~$10,000 (2019 Deadline: February 28)


2019 Google – SVA Scholarship

Amount: $10,000 (Deadline: November 1)


TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (Deadline: July 31 & November 30)


VFW – SportClips Help A Hero Scholarship

Amount: up to $50,000 (Deadline: April 30 & November 15)


Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Amount: up to $50,000 (Deadline: 2019 TBA)


What is myScholarships?

myScholarships is a free, online scholarship application system that allows GVSU students to apply to 400+ endowed and departmental scholarships and is accessed on the GVSU scholarships webpage.


When should I begin searching for scholarships?

October 1 is generally a good time to begin exploring scholarships for the following academic year. This is also when myScholarships opens each year.


How do I know if an Outside Scholarship is legitimate?

Organizations offering scholarships should not ask you for personal information, such as your social security number or banking information. Do not apply if there are any fees connected to the application.


When is the deadline to apply for scholarships?

Most scholarships in GVSU’s myScholarships have an annual deadline of March 1; however, Non-GVSU Scholarships vary and will be listed along with other requirements.


What are External/Outside Scholarships?

External/Outside Scholarships are scholarships that have no affiliation to GVSU and can be accessed on the GVSU Scholarships webpage.


How do I know if I qualify for a particular scholarship?

All scholarships should have an “eligibility requirements” section that outlines the qualifications for prospective applicants. Make sure that you meet all of the eligibility requirements before applying.


How many scholarships can I apply for?

There is no limit to the number of scholarships for which you can apply to increase your chances to receive funding.


If I am a scholarship recipient at GVSU, how will this be applied to my GVSU bill?

Awards through myScholarships and External/Outside Scholarships will be split between both fall and winter semesters - unless otherwise stated in the scholarship guidelines.

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

1 Campus Drive

100 Student Services Building

Allendale, MI 49401


Have more questions? Email scholarships@gvsu.eduor call (616) 331-3234,


*All scholarship information provided may be subject to change and has been cited as accurately as possible.


**PLEASE NOTE: These are external scholarships. Grand Valley State University does not have any affiliation with these scholarship agencies and does not take part in the selection of these scholarships. Please remember that GVSU does not endorse any specific website nor is GVSU responsible for the content on the various websites. We are simply providing these links as a courtesy to you.