Student Scholarships

Scholarships application due dates are March 15 and November 1. Students apply online through the GVSU's Financial Aids Office by following the application process below.

Application process:

To apply, go to the university scholarship website at: www.gvsu.edu/scholarships/ and click on "myScholarships" to login. Once you login to myScholarships, you will be able to apply for the scholarship(s) of your choice. Selecting "opportunity" will allow you to view all GVSU scholarships available. If you search on "College of Education" in the in the search box, you will see the options below:

College of Education Future Teacher Scholarship

  • Admitted to the College of Education
  • Student Teaching semester only
  • Demonstrate leadership & character through extra-curricular activities, service & volunteer involvement in schools & community, and pursuit of professional development opportunities
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed

J. Patrick Sandro Education Scholarship
Full-time undergraduate students

  • Admitted to the College of Education
  • Demonstrated passion for children, leadership potential and a commitment to education
  • Financial need required
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed

Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (FTLC) Endowment Scholarship for Minority Students in Education
Full-time undergraduate or part-time graduate students

  • Racial minority
  • Admitted to the College of Education
  • 3.0 or better cumulative GPA
  • Financial need considered
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed

Mack - Jackson African American Teacher Scholarship
Full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students

  • African American heritage
  • Admitted to the College of Education
  • 3.0 or better cumulative GPA
  • Financial need considered
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed

Greta and Arthur DeLong Scholarship
Full time undergraduate or graduate students

  • Preference givent o students with disabilities
  • Demonstrated interest in cognitive learning
  • Admitted to the College of Education
  • 3.0 or better cumulative GPA
  • Financial need considered
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed

Graduate Teacher Certification Scholarship
Full-time GTC graduate students

  • 3.5 or better cumulative GPA in approved teachable major and/or last 60 credits of undergraduate work
  • Admitted to College of Education
  • Financial need required
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed

Joe E. Reid Memorial Scholarship
Full-time undergraduate or graduate students

  • Admitted to College of Education Special Education program

Telephone Pioneers of America
Full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students

  • Admitted to College of Education
  • Preference given to relatives of Telephone Pioneers of America members who conduct fundraising and community service activities

David G. and Mary L. Annis GTC Scholarship
Full-time GTC graduate students

  • Holds bachelor's degree in teachable major or minor
  • Admitted to College of Education
  • Financial need required
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed

PNC Early Childhood Education Scholarship
Full-time or part-time graduate students

  • Admitted to College of Education Early Childhood endorsement program
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teaching in underserved or at risk school districts in West Michigan; preference given to teachers in Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • 3.0 or better cummulative GPA

Other scholarships that are available for teacher education majors that are not administered by the College of Education are:

  • Dr. Nancy K. Mack Scholarship Fund
  • Huizenga Biology Education Scholarship
  • Margaret F. Ward Music Scholarship
  • David G. and Mary L. Annis Education Scholarship