Students attending Grand Valley State University received more scholarship funds than any other Michigan college from Grand Rapids Community Foundation this year.
Grand Valley students were awarded a total of $163,000 in scholarships out of a record-breaking $1 million that was given by the foundation this year. Schools that follow Grand Valley on the college list of scholarships are University of Michigan, Michigan State, Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State.
GRCF is the area’s largest scholarship provider. This year, the foundation awarded scholarships that ranged from $500 to $10,000 with 613 awards of $1,000 or more. Thirty percent were awarded to a diverse population; 56 percent of all recipients are first-generation college students.