Undergraduate Funding / Opportunities

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AWRI offers several funding opportunities to students interested in natural resources and the environment!

Application available winter 2022.

AWRI Undergraduate Student Internships
Spring/Summer Semester

In 2021, AWRI offered up to 7 competitive spring/summer semester 2021 internships, supported by the R.B. Annis Foundation, the Herbert L. VanderMey Endowment, and other funding sources. These internships are awarded to Grand Valley undergraduate students from any discipline who will conduct research at the Annis Water Resources Institute during their undergraduate tenure at GVSU.


Application available through myScholarships. Deadline is March 1st each year.

Bill and Diana Wipperfurth Student Research Scholarship
Fall Semester

AWRI offers a student research scholarship made possible by a gift from Bill and Diana Wipperfurth. The Wipperfurths started this scholarship because of their love of water and wanted to support promotion of water quality, particularly in the Great Lakes. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student at Grand Valley entering either their Junior year, Senior year, or at the graduate level. Applicants must be available to conduct research at AWRI for 10 hours per week for 15 weeks in the fall 2021 semester.

Students must apply by Monday, March 1, 2021. More information about the scholarship including application instructions, wage and research funding, and a link to the application website can be found by downloading the official 2021 Wipperfurth Scholarship announcement