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Additional Needs

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Additional Needs are programs that directly benefit students and our community and address specific ongoing needs. View our Major Priorities for the most critical strategic needs in the broad goal areas of opportunity, achievement, and relevance. 

 
 
 

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One undergraduate class

One Undergraduate Class
Provide an undergraduate student with tuition for a 3-credit course or a share of a course.                                                                                                                                           

$1,500          1 average 3-credit course
$50                 Share of a course                                               

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National grants

Application Fees for National Grants
Help more high-achieving students apply for nationally prestigious awards, such as Fulbright or Rhodes Scholarships, through the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships.

$50     1 student                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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Emergency Support

Emergency Support
Help a student in a time of unexpected economic or personal hardship through the Student Support Fund.                                                                                                                                                         

$3,500          Average need
$100              Share of need
 

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Graduation

Grand Finish Grant
Support and encourage the Grand Finish, an incentive program for students to graduate in four years. Learn more.

$1,000         Full grant 
$50                Share of grant 
 

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Textbooks

Textbooks for One Semester
Directly support students in the classroom by providing textbooks for one semester.                                                

$350          Full semester of books
$70             Average textbook
 

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Scholarship

Create a Scholarship
Start your own endowed or annual scholarship to support GVSU students for years to come. Learn more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Achievement

 
 
 

Student retreat

Campus Leaders Retreat
Support LeaderShape, a training retreat to provide student campus leaders the opportunity to discover their strengths and learn how to maximize their skills in current and future leadership roles.

$250         Per student
$50            Share of need

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Career selection

Career Selection Testing
Provide one student the chance to establish their career goals with selection testing, simulated interviews, and professional development through the GVSU Career Center.

$50                                          

                     
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First generation

First Generation Student Development
Support one week of academic and personal development counseling to help first generation college students stay at Grand Valley through graduation.                                                 

$700           1 week
$100           1 day                                  

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Leadership Development

Leadership Development
Provide one student a full year of leadership training, assessment, and practice designed to instill leadership excellence at the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy.

$5,000         Full year
$500             Share of training

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Tutoring

One Hour of Tutoring
Provide one hour of academic tutoring in the Student Success Center for one student in any subject to assist in achieving academic and personal goals.

$100                                                                                                                                                             

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Counseling

One Hour of Counseling
Provide one hour of counseling for one student in need of psychological services to keep them on track for graduation.                                                                                              

$150                                                                                                                            

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Laker Band

Post-season Travel Expenses for Laker Marching Band
Support the Laker Marching Band and their travel expenses during the post-season.                                                                                                                                         

$10,000          Anticipated need 
$100                 Share of need

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Stipend for Unpaid Internships/Clinicals

Stipend for Unpaid Internships/Clinicals
Provide a stipend for one student to cover the extra living and transportation expenses associated with internships, co-ops, and clinicals that are not covered by unpaid internships.

$500              1 student, 1 semester
$50                 Share of stipend

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Supplies for Replenish Food Pantry

Supplies for the Replenish Food Pantry
Support the student food pantry to provide students with food and personal care items to meet short-term challenges.                                                                                                                                                                                    

$50         15 pounds of food                                                                 

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Writing Center Peer Mentor

Writing Center Peer Mentoring
Provide peer mentoring for students working with the Frederik Meijer Center for Writing & Michigan Authors to develop strategies and skills for building awareness of and confidence in their own writing process.

$50                                                                                                                                                              Give

 

 
 

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Brooks College

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

                                                                                                                                   
$50         Share of need                                                                                                                                          

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College of Community and Public Service

College of Community and Public Service
Support students, faculty, and academic programs with additional resources to fulfill our mission and positively impact our community.

$50          Share of need                                                                                                                                

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College of Education

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

$50         Share of need                                                                                                                                                               

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College of Health Professions

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
$50         Share of need                                                                                                                                    

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

$50             Share of need
 

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Communications Classroom Technology

Communications Classroom Technology
Support the purchase of advanced technology within communications and journalism to give students the most current experience as they prepare for graduation.                                                                               

$5,000         Initial need  
$100             Share of need

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Formula SAE car

Formula SAE Car
Support the GVSU Formula SAE Race Team by supporting students and enabling them to apply classroom theories, engineering design, and project management skills in a challenging competition.                                                                                                                                            

$10,000          Total need
$100                 Share of need

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Greatest Needs for Athletic Facilities

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

$50          Share of need                                                                                                                                   

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Interfaith Student Ambassador

Interfaith Student Ambassador
Support a student ambassador in the Kaufman Interfaith Institute and Campus Interfaith Resources who will engage positively across lines of religious difference, promoting dialogue on shared values and action toward the common good in the community.

$5,000          1 student, 1 year
$100              Share of cost

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Johnson Center Student Researcher

Johnson Center Student Researcher
Support a student researcher within the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy to develop models and provide data for nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.                                                                            

$5,000          1 student, 1 year
$100              Share of cost

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Kirkhof College of Nursing

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

$50          Share of need


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Pediatric Simulation Center

Pediatric Simulation
Help health professions and nursing students receive hands-on learning about the health needs of children by supporting infant and child simulators in the GVSU Simulation Center.                                                                                                                                

$50                Share of need
 

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Research Supplies

Research Supplies
Support the materials needed for student research and presentations through the Summer Scholars Program.                                                                           

$250          Total need per student
$50             Share of need                                             

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Seidman College of Business

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

$50          Share of need                                                                                                    

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Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Support the greatest needs for student experiences and academic programs in the college.                                                                                  

$50           Share of need                                                                              

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Student Competitions

Student Competitions
Support local, regional, and national student competitions in all majors by providing travel expense for extracurricular events beyond the classroom.

$500          Cost per student   
$100          Share of need

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Water Resources Summer Intern

Water Resources Summer Intern
Support an undergraduate summer intern for the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute to help enhance and preserve our freshwater resources.

$5,000           Summer internship
$500               Share of cost

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