Laker to Laker: Scholarship Highlights
Scholarships are a large and growing part of a student’s financial aid plan. At Grand Valley State University there are many unique scholarships available. It is important for students to do the research to find out what’s out there and then follow through by applying for the scholarship.
There are a few ways for you or your student to research the extensive list of available scholarships:
• Visit the scholarship website and use the advanced search capabilities to find what fits your student.
• Visit the Office of Fellowships website to find out more about fellowship opportunities for especially gifted students.
• Call the Financial Aid Office at (616) 331-3234 for further information.
One of the scholarships you might hear about in your search is the Student Legacy Scholarship. This regularly awarded and supported scholarship was created in 2007 and is given to a “typical Grand Valley student,” who shows the strong academic commitment and community involvement that represents a true Grand Valley Laker. The scholarship is made possible through gifts given by current and past students. This year, seven outstanding candidates were chosen to receive the Student Legacy Scholarship.
Latrice Jones ’12, a social work major from Wyoming, Michigan, was one of these recipients. Time and money were tight, but Jones made it a priority to give back to the community and got involved in many different service and social organizations, such as Make a Difference Day, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the Multicultural Higher Education Cohort. When she received the Student Legacy Scholarship this year, she was struck by the generosity of her fellow students.
“It is important to give back to those in need, and that’s why I’m so thankful for everyone who invested in students like me and gave to the Student Legacy Scholarship.”
- Latrice Jones
To learn about supporting scholarships, please visit the website.