Alison McManus Walters '73 Fostering Success Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to foster youth and ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth while pursuing a degree at GVSU.

  • Recipients of this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be a resident of Michigan and have been in foster care, orphaned, or a ward of the court on or after their 13th birthday
  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) in any course of study
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
  • Preference will be given to students who live on campus and participate in Student Success Programs offered by GVSU
  • Financial need is required, and shall be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Renewal Criteria: This scholarship may be renewed without reapplication provided the recipient continues to meet the qualifications stated above. This scholarship may be awarded to an individual for a maximum of 8 semesters.

Alison McManus Walters
Full In-State Tuition, Room & Board and a One-Time Computer Stipend
Supplemental Questions
  1. How will this scholarship help you meet your educational and career goals?
  2. If you had to give advice to someone in the foster care system, what would it be and why?