Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

West Michigan Scholarships

Scholarship Action
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) State of Michigan View
Grand Valley Folds of Honor Scholarship View
Guy M. Wilson/William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship  Children of Veterans View
National Guard Association of Michigan (NGAM) Veteran Support Grant (VSG) View
West Michigan Alliance for Veterans (WMA4V) Housing Assistance Program - 2020-2021 View
West Michigan Veterans Coalition Armed Forces Dependent Scholarship View
West Michigan Veterans Coalition Armed Forces Scholarship View

External Scholarships

Scholarship Amount Deadline
AFCEA General ROTC S.T.E.M. Scholarship $2500 June 1
AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship $2,500 November 16
CCME Veteran Scholarship $1,000 November 1
Google - SVA Scholarship $10,000 November 1
John Edelman Scholars Scholarship (SVA) $10,000 March 5
Military Veterans Scholarship Program $2,000-$4,000 April 30
The Amvets Scholarship $4,000 April 30
The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship $12,000 April 30
The H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship $1,000 May 1 & November 1
The Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship ~$10,000 February 28
TonaLaw Veteran's Scholarship $1,000 July 31 & November 30
Veterans & Military Family Scholarship $1,000 June 15
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship Up to $50,000 Feb. 28 & Sept. 30
VFW - SportClips Help A Hero Scholarship up to $50,000 April 30 & November 15

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