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This is a dynamic listing and will be periodically updated based on current needs. Please check back with us regularly for the most updated list.


Academic Merit Scholarships
Support scholarships for students that are primarily based on academic achievement to attract and retain talented students.

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Academic Programs and Centers
Support the highest priorities for academic programs and academic centers.

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Brooks College for Interdisciplinary Studies
Support Brooks College students and programs in the highest areas of need.

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College of Education
Support student experiences that prepare highly skilled educators and programs with the greatest need in the college.

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College of Health Professions
Support student experiences and program areas of highest need in the health professions.

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Support CLAS students, faculty, and specialty programs in the areas of highest merit and excellence.

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Dorothy Johnson Philanthropy Operations
Provides for administration, graduate assistantships, research, lectures and dissemination of educational material about philanthropy and nonprofit work for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center.

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Experiential Learning
Provides high-impact experiences for students such as internships, co-ops and clinical placements.

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Greatest Needs for Academic Relevance
Support the greatest needs for academic programs, centers, and capital projects to meet changing employment needs.

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Greatest Needs for Athletic Facilities
Provides immediate and available resources for upgrades to athletic facilities.

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Greatest Needs in Financial Aid
Provide additional funding where it is most needed in scholarships and financial aid for students.

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Greatest Needs for Student Success
Support greatest needs in any of Grand Valley's student success programs.

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Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
Support the Hauenstein Center's mission of nurturing ethical and effective leaders for the 21st century through the Cook Leadership Academy, Common Ground Initiative, and study of the presidency.

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Health Campus Expansion/Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall
Support Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, the first step in the expansion of the university's health campus.

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Improved Performing Arts Space
Support materials, equipment, instruments, and opportunities for performing arts students.

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Kirkhof College of Nursing
Support rigorous, patient-centered programs and experiences for nursing students.

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Laker Effect Fund
Support the priorities of the Laker Effect campaign.

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Leadership Development
Support enhanced and expanded student leadership opportunities.

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Named and Endowed Faculty Positions
Support faculty positions of highest priority across all academic programs and units.

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Need-Based Scholarships
Support scholarships for students that are primarily based on financial need through supplements to federal grants and support for moderate income students.

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R.B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI)
Support the institute's mission to integrate research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.

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School of Public and Nonprofit Administration
Support student learning opportunities in public, nonprofit, and health administration programs.

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Seidman College of Business
Support the highest academic priorities of Seidman business students.

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Seymour & Esther Padnos School of Engineering  and Computing Expansion
Support the expansion of facilities and educational experiences for the Engineering program.

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Student Support Services
Enhance and expand support programs including academic advising and career counseling. 

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Sylvia and Richard Kaufman Interfaith Institute
This fund is committed to facilitating mutual respect and greater interfaith understanding in West Michigan and beyond, particularly through educational opportunities in the community and on campus.

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