Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Program

Program Overview

The Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Program (IP) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) provides an outstanding educational opportunity for students to reach their full potential as scholars in the classroom and as citizens in their respective communities.

Named in honor of Wade H. McCree, Jr., the former Solicitor General of the United States and distinguished Professor at the University of Michigan, the Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Program reflects a unified commitment by Michigan's public universities to further increase and enhance opportunities in higher education for all qualified students regardless of financial need. Each public university in Michigan provides funds to support McCree program participants. The program began in 1986 with 30 students and currently has grown to include over 1,000 high school students statewide, including those scholars who have enrolled in college.

Program Objectives

  • Enhance students' preparation for post-secondary education
  • Increase students' sense of self
  • Encourage enrollment at GVSU
  • Provide parents with information and support

Fall 2014 Schedule

Winter 2015 Schedule

Participation Requirements

  • Attendance at scheduled meetings
  • Parent involvement
  • Successful completion of the college preparatory core academic requirements (4 years of English, 3 years of Math, Science and Social Science, 2 years of a foreign language)

The Academic Year Program Provides the Following Opportunities for Students:

  • ACT/SAT test preparation
  • Career Planning and college selection
  • Volunteer service
  • Test taking and study skills workshops

Contact Information:
Allison Roman, Assistant Director
Office of Multicultural Affairs

Grand Valley State University
(616) 331-2177 (phone)
(616) 331-3195 (fax)

Page last modified September 11, 2014