Combined Degree Scholarship Program (CDSP): A National Science Foundation (NSF) Project Application for Phase 2.

The Combined Degree Scholarship Program (CDSP) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) provides scholarships to high-achieving, low-income students to complete both their Bachelor’s and Master’s in Engineering in a compressed timeline. The scholarship program consists of two components: extensive extracurricular support and financial support ($10,000/year) for last two years of the program. This particular application is for phase 2 and is only available to those students who have been part of Phase 1. Successful admission into Phase 2 unlocks the various benefits mentioned below:

*$20,000 in scholarship via CDSP once accepted into graduate program
*Extensive individualized mentoring by faculty member
*Peer mentored by current graduate students
*Targeted seminars and workshop to enhance professional development
*Research activities and conference participation/attendance
*Leadership shadowing of industry senior managers
*Experiential learning

*Admitted to the graduate school

Financial need is required and shall be demonstrated by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

National Science Foundation
Padnos College of Engineering
Supplemental Questions
  1. Did you participate in Phase 1 of the CDSP?
  2. Describe your experience in your CDSP semester project in a short paragraph. Briefly describe the project and discuss what went well and what could have been improved.
  3. How many sessions have you attended with your assigned primary faculty mentor?
  4. Per semester, how many individual faculty meetings with your mentor would you prefer?
  5. Per semester, how many group meetings (the full cohort meets with all faculty mentors) would you prefer?
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