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Ada Council for the Arts

Ada Council for the Arts

The mission of the Ada Council for the Arts is the encourage artistic expression in all of its forms and to enhance, through the arts, the quality of life in our community. To that end the Council has determine to sponsor and support local education in the arts. The...

Alan "Poppy" Workman & Steven Alan Workman

Alan "Poppy" Workman & Steven Alan Workman

This fellowship was initiated by Alan “Poppy” Workman and his son,Steven Alan Workman, in honor of Kim "Schmidty"Schmidt ‘88 & ’00. The inspiration for this fellowship came from Alan and Steven and their family’s passion for supporting education. Alan and his...

Alena E. Zachery-Ross '95 and Quinton Ross

Alena E. Zachery-Ross '95 and Quinton Ross

The Alena E. Zachary-Ross ‘95 and Quinton Ross Muskegon Heights Scholarship was established by Alena Zachery-Ross ’95 and Quinton Ross. Alena graduated from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 1995 with degrees in psychology and special education. Zachery-Ross...

Alexis P. Siegel '14

Alexis P. Siegel '14

The Daphne Siegel Memorial PATHWAY Scholarship has been established by Alexis P. Siegel ‘14, in loving memory of her childhood dog, Daphne. Alexis wants to provide a resource for students facing similar circumstances she experienced as a student and to honor her...

Alison McManus Walters

Alison McManus Walters

The Alison McManus Walters ‘73 Fostering Success Scholarship was established in 2016 by Alison McManus Walters ’73. Alison earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and German, and a teacher certificate from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in...

Allison "Allie" J. Oosta

Allison "Allie" J. Oosta

Established by Allison “Allie” J. Oosta ‘11 out of gratitude for the education she received in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Allie graduated with the department’s distinction in writing honor and was involved as a leader in many...

Allison and Roger Swets

Allison and Roger Swets

Maria I. Perez started her life in Puerto Rico. As a teenager, she moved to New York City where she worked in the cafeteria for The French Hospital in Chelsea. She would gaze upon the nurses’ crisp, white caps and uniforms and longed to wear the same uniform. Being...

Alumni, Colleagues and Friends of Gregg K. Dimkoff

Alumni, Colleagues and Friends of Gregg K. Dimkoff

The Gregg K. Dimkoff Finance Scholarship was established by alumni, colleagues and friends of Gregg K. Dimkoff to honor more than 40 years of excellence in education and inspiration to students studying finance, accounting, and economics.

Alumni, Colleagues, Family and Friends of Michael F. Young '90, '94

Alumni, Colleagues, Family and Friends of Michael F. Young '90, '94

The Michael F. Young ’90, ’94 Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Michael f. Young to continue his legacy of leadership in Rockford, Michigan. Michael earned both his bachelors and masters degrees in Public Administration, and was a member of the...

Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Community Leaders

Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Community Leaders

The Hispanic Scholarship fund was established in 1992 but in October 2015, the scholarship was renamed by the Committee to Honor Cesar E. Chavez to honor the leadership of Lupe Ramos-Montigny ’79. Lupe Ramos-Montigny (D-Grand Rapids) is no stranger to hard work. Born...

Alumni from the Class of 1968

Alumni from the Class of 1968

To honor their 50th reunion, the Class of 1968 established the Class of 1968 Endowed Scholarship to assist students with the cost of a Grand Valley Education and to create a lasting legacy at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and...

A.Newton Dilley and Abby P. Dilley

A.Newton Dilley and Abby P. Dilley

The Ann M. Dilley Jewelry/Metalsmithing Scholarship was established to honor Ann M. Dilley and her passion for the metalsmithing arts. Ann has been taking metalsmithing courses led by Beverly Seley at Grand Valley State University for more than 35 years. Ann’s...

Anita and Edward Bikowitz

Anita and Edward Bikowitz

Anita and Edward Bikowitz established the Grand Day at a Time Scholarship to make education more accessible to students with little or no means to pursue a four year degree. Anita did not have the means to attend college and did not qualify for any financial...

Anne Hiskes on behalf of the faculty and friends of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Anne Hiskes on behalf of the faculty and friends of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Anne Hiskes initiated The Brooks College Scholarship for Study Abroad on behalf of faculty and friends of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Brooks College offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to enrich their lives and support them in...

Anonymous

Anonymous

This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to make a Grand Valley State University education accessible to prospective students with the greatest financial obstacles to overcome. This families’ wishes are to assist a few deserving students from Kent...

ARAMARK and GVSU Campus Dining

ARAMARK and GVSU Campus Dining

The ARAMARK Student Excellence Endowed Scholarship was established by ARAMARK and GVSU Campus Dining to celebrate 25 years of service to Grand Valley State University. The purpose is to assist deserving students with the costs of a Grand Valley education. ARAMARK...

Archie A.'79, '83 & Mary M. Blood, Jr.

Archie A.'79, '83 & Mary M. Blood, Jr.

Mr. Blood is a proud graduate of the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University and wishes to establish this fund out of gratitude for the benefits his education afforded him. Mr. Blood earned both a bachelors and masers in business administration...

Arend D. and Nancy Lubbers

Arend D. and Nancy Lubbers

This scholarship was created to honor retiring Grand Valley State University President Lubbers and his wife, Nancy, and was the result of an extensive fund-raising effort made among the greater constituency of the University. President Lubbers’ dream and long-term...

Arnold and Marion Ott

Arnold and Marion Ott

This scholarship was created by Dr. Arnold C. Ott and Mrs. Marion P. Ott to honor Ms. Hilda C. Holder for her professional and personal service to the Otts for over forty years. Honoring Hilda with this scholarship is an expression of the Otts’ love for her and their...

A. Scott and Ruth P. Koeze

A. Scott and Ruth P. Koeze

The purposes of the scholarship are to support graduate education in business, to commemorate the business careers of A. Scott and Ruth P. Koeze, and to continue the Koeze Family’s long-standing support of Grand Valley State University. Ruth Koeze grew up in Grand...

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Autocam Medical Corporation

Autocam Medical Engineering Scholarship was established by Autocam Medical Corporation under the leadership of President John C. Kennedy. Autocam Medical is a leading contract manufacturer of high-performance, precision CNCmachined components for demanding medical...

Autocam Precision Components Group Engineering

Autocam Precision Components Group Engineering

Established by Autocam Corporation in 2012 to encourage engineering careers in West Michigan. Autocam, now a division of NN, Inc., is a worldwide manufacturer of precision machined components for many advancing industries around the world. Autocam attributes the...

Barbara L. Flaschenriem

Barbara L. Flaschenriem

Dr. Barbara L. Flaschenreim was a distinguished feminist scholar of Latin literature, who was one of the original members of Grand Valley’s Department of Classics, and a professor at the University until her death in 2013.

Barbara Waddell

Barbara Waddell

Barbara Waddell, whose avocation was plants, was a medical technologist at the former Ferguson Hospital. At her home in Howard City, Michigan, she and her companion, Arlene Treanor, were avid gardeners who became especially interested in using Michigan native plants...

Bari and JoAnn Johnson

Bari and JoAnn Johnson

Establish by Bari S and JoAnn R. Johnson to honor their mother, Charlotte A. Johnson, and the women in their family who emerged as leaders in their communities and blazed many trails for generations to come. They describe these women as DIVA’s: Diverse, Interesting,...

BDO USA

BDO USA

BDO USA views the study abroad experience as a valuable tool for students to prepare themselves for an increasingly international business environment. We look for students who express a desire to broaden their perspective of other cultures and how organizations...

Beatrice "Bea" (Aldrink) Idema

Beatrice "Bea" (Aldrink) Idema

Beatrice (Aldrink) Idema in loving memory of her husband William W. Idema established the William “Bill” W. Idema Physics Scholarship. The Idema name is a familiar one in West Michigan and is often associated with great philanthropy and leadership. William “Bill” W....

Beatrice "Bea" (Aldrink) Idema

Beatrice "Bea" (Aldrink) Idema

The Beatrice “Bea” A. Idema Nursing Scholarship was established by Beatrice “Bea” (Aldrink) Idema to help future nurses studying at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). With over 40 years of giving to the University, Bea has always been a special friend to Grand...

Beatrice "Bea"(Aldrink) Idema

Beatrice "Bea"(Aldrink) Idema

The Philip Peter Versluis Criminal Justice Scholarship was established by Beatrice “Bea” (Aldrink) Idema in loving memory of Philip Peter Versluis, her brother-in-law. Philip was a devoted family man and community leader in West Michigan. Philip and his wife, Joyce...