Incoming Freshman and Transfer Merit Scholarships

There is a wide variety of merit-based awards for incoming freshman and first time Grand Valley students. Most require high academic achievement and are automatically awarded to applicants based on information provided in the student's admission application. To be considered for these scholarships, the Admissions Office must receive your completed application and all supporting documents for incoming freshmen by December 31 for fall admission and by March 1 for new transfer students.  Final scholarship decisions are made by May 1. 

A complete admissions application must consist of the following:

  • Official transcripts
  • Results of the ACT or SAT test
  • $30.00 application fee
  • Admissions application submitted either online or by paper

Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Consideration based on admissions application. For requirements and award amounts, click below:

Incoming Transfer Scholarships

Consideration based on admissions application. 


GVSU department and endowed scholarships that require a separate application.