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Family and Friends of Hugo Salazar

Family and Friends of Hugo Salazar

This scholarship was created in 2009 by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Hugo Salazar and his 30 years of service at Grand Valley State University. Hugo joined Grand Valley in 1965 as a Spanish professor and was the university’s first baseball coach....

Family and Friends of Laura Sakoski

Family and Friends of Laura Sakoski

The Laura Sakoski scholarship seeks to honor the spirit that she displayed in both her life and in her journey with cancer. This award provides financial assistance to students who have received a diagnosis of cancer at some point in their lives. Laura was born in...

Family and Friends of Margaret Proctor

Family and Friends of Margaret Proctor

Dr. Margaret Proctor, a longtime GVSU communications professor, died December 28, 2000 in her Holland home following a lengthy battle with leukemia. Proctor who was known outside of the university as Margaret Proctor Cohen was an associate professor of...

Family and Friends of Shawn Wiersma

Family and Friends of Shawn Wiersma

On September 6, 2004, Shawn Wiersma died in a tragic auto crash. Shawn is remembered for his service to the Holland Police Department through the City Attorney’s Office, a client of the Cunningham Dalman P.C. law office where he practiced. He developed many...

Family and Friends of Todd Jager

Family and Friends of Todd Jager

To honor the memory of Todd Jager, Grand Valley’s Head Athletic Trainer for 10 years, family and friends have created the Todd Jager Memorial Graduate Athletic Training Student Award Endowment fund. It was created in spring of 2008 to assist graduate students...

Family and Friends of Warren Reynolds

Family and Friends of Warren Reynolds

The Warren Reynolds Scholarship was established in 1999 and announced in conjunction with WOOD-TV’s 50 year anniversary. Warren’s 35 year career in broadcasting was recognized as unprecedented in longevity and unequaled in reputation. His integrity, professionalism,...

Family, friends and colleagues in loving memory of Frederick A. Chapman

Family, friends and colleagues in loving memory of Frederick A. Chapman

The Frederick A. Chapman Memorial Public Relations Scholarship was established by Family, friends and colleagues in loving memory of Frederick A. Chapman. Fred was an Air Force Veteran during Korean War, who had many careers and passions in life. Fred was a public...

Family, Friends and Colleagues of Frances Anne Kelleher

Family, Friends and Colleagues of Frances Anne Kelleher

Established in loving memory of Frances Anne Kelleher, by colleagues, friends and her spouse Prof. Susan Swartzlander. Professor Frances Anne Kelleher was a wonderful scholar, teacher, mentor and leader who taught with passion for 26 years at Grand Valley State...

Family, Friends and Colleagues of Richard Hodsdon Sr.

Family, Friends and Colleagues of Richard Hodsdon Sr.

The Dick Nelson Memorial Sports Broadcasting Scholarship was established in memory of Richard Hodsdon Sr.- better recognized by his broadcasting name- Dick Nelson. He was the “Voice of Laker Football” for 37 years and will be fondly remembered as an important part of...

Finance Department Advisory Board

Finance Department Advisory Board

Established by the Finance Department Advisory Board in the Seidman College of Business. In 2007 the advisory board was formed to establish an ongoing partnership with alumni, faculty, and students to discuss current issues in education and the finance professions.

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTCH) knows how important it is to have learning environments that are carefully designed to grow the next generation of talented occupational safety and health professionals. FTCH is pleased to have worked with Grand...

Foreign Language Alumni

Foreign Language Alumni

This scholarship was established in 1986 by Foreign Language alumni in tribute to Drs. Mary and Wilhelm (Bill) Seeger (pictured to the right). Bill Seeger served 40 years, starting as an early member of the faculty and later serving as chair of the Modern Languages...

Frances Bell

Frances Bell

The Bell Family Theatre Scholarship was established by Frances Bell to encourage students to continue honing their craft and to never lose their enthusiasm for the theatre. Frances is the proud parent of a GVSU theatre student and wants to make sure that future...

Frederick A. Bogaert

Frederick A. Bogaert

Frederick A. Bogaert was raised in Marshalltown, Iowa where his father owned/operated a petroleum distributorship, supplying service stations and heating oil. In high school, he discovered a love of theatre where he contributed to many productions. Upon graduation he...

Friends and Business Associates of Richard Giles

Friends and Business Associates of Richard Giles

The scholarship fund was established by friends and business associates of Richard Giles. This fund is to assist deserving full-time graduate students in accounting who show promise of making outstanding contributions. This is the oldest business scholarship at Grand...

Friends and Colleagues of Dr. Marvin G. Devries

Friends and Colleagues of Dr. Marvin G. Devries

Dr. Marvin “Marv” G. DeVries was one of the first six founding Pioneer faculty members of Grand Valley State University. He was key to the introduction of business courses at Grand Valley. Through Bill Seidman’s continuing efforts and generosity, the Seidman...

Friends and Colleagues of Kurt Kimball

Friends and Colleagues of Kurt Kimball

Established to honor Kurt F. Kimball’s 22 years as the longest serving city manager of Grand Rapids. Kurt has worked for Grand Rapids for more than 35 years and has lived here for more than 54; during that time, he has mentored many Grand Valley students. In...

Friends and Family in memory of Brian Haskin

Friends and Family in memory of Brian Haskin

The Brian Haskin Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of Brian Haskin. Brian was a beloved member of the Grand Valley State University community and a part of many student organizations where he had an impact on all those he...

Friends and Family of Joyce Hecht

Friends and Family of Joyce Hecht

Named in recognition of her contributions to Grand Valley State University as its first Director of Development, the founding Executive Director of the Grand Valley University Foundation, and a gracious and effective ambassador of the University’s needs, the Joyce F....

Friends and Family of Robert L Chamberlain

Friends and Family of Robert L Chamberlain

In 1989 the Grand Valley English Department established an endowed fund in memory of Robert L Chamberlain. Robert Chamberlain, a Pioneer Faculty Member at Grand Valley, Professor of English and past chair of the Department of English and of the Division of Arts and...

Friends of Howard and Rose Stein

Friends of Howard and Rose Stein

The purpose of this scholarship fund is to recognize the long and outstanding service of Howard and Rose Stein to Grand Valley State University. Howard Stein served as a faculty member in the Biology Department, rising to the rank of Full Professor, from 1965 until...

Friends of the Grand Rapids Symphony

Friends of the Grand Rapids Symphony

This scholarship was was established by Friends of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Grand Valley State University to encourage non-music majors who played in the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony (GRYS) to join the GVSU Symphony Orchestra to continue to develop their musical...

Gail and Scott Haebich

Gail and Scott Haebich

Alma L. Simpson was a 1948 graduate of Indiana University School for Nurses. Throughout her nursing career she enjoyed working at Riley Hospital for Children (Indianapolis, Indiana), Denver General Hospital (Denver, Colorado), Logansport State Hospital and Logansport...

General Dynamics Land Systems

General Dynamics Land Systems

The General Dynamics Land Systems Engineering Scholarship is given to qualified GVSU students who are pursuing a degree in engineering. This scholarship was initiated and endowed by General Dynamics Land Systems, headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, which...

Gerard Kwiatkowski

Gerard Kwiatkowski

Gerard Kwiatkowski earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Mathematics and Spanish from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 2008. Through his coursework, serving on the Student Senate, working as a Resident Assistant and in the Math Tutoring Center, Gerard...

Gilbert and Patricia Davis

Gilbert and Patricia Davis

The Davises have deep connections to Grand Valley, which include Dr. Davis’ long tenure as professor in the English Department, establishing a merit scholarship for English majors (the first at Grand Valley to include part-time students), and currently serving on the...

Glenn A. and Betty J. Niemeyer

Glenn A. and Betty J. Niemeyer

This scholarship honors Glenn and Betty Niemeyer, pioneers in the development of Grand Valley State University. Dr. Glenn A. Niemeyer began his Grand Valley career as a history professor in 1963. Until he retired in 2002, Dr. Niemeyer advanced through various...

Grand Forum

Grand Forum

Grand Valley State University holds that education is a lifelong process, and should be accessible to anyone regardless of age, work schedule or family responsibilities. The Continuing Education Division coordinates programs and a variety of student services, at...

Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) Forensics Unit

Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) Forensics Unit

Established by the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) Forensics Unit in memory of Kyle Grant. Kyle was a 2012 graduate of grand Valley State University (GVSU) with a bachelors of science in biomedical science. Kyle began working in the Forensics Unit of the GRPD...

Grand Valley

Grand Valley

This scholarship is established in honor of Gayle Davis. She was appointed Provost in 2002 and became the second person in Grand Valley history to hold the position. During her tenure, she shepherded a major reorganization of the University’s colleges, as well as...