BDO Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage underrepresented students to join the accounting industry by providing financial assistance to remove barriers to earning a GVSU degree.

To qualify students must:
*be accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) as an incoming first-year student
*be from an underrepresented group as identified in the essay question
*be meeting satisfactory academic progress (

Preference will be given to students majoring in Accounting who are currently or were previously involved in the West Michigan Accounting Awareness Initiative.

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

This scholarship may be renewed without reapplication provided the recipient continues to meet the qualifications. This scholarship may be awarded to an individual for a maximum of eight semesters

Accounting, Grand Valley University Foundation
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you or have you been involved with the West Michigan Accounting Awareness Initiative?
  2. The donors for this scholarship desire to help individuals from underrepresented groups join the accounting industry. With this in mind, please explain how this applies to you and include any steps you have taken to overcome challenges and/or how you balance obligations outside of the classroom.