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2016-17 GRCC Foundation Scholarships

Looking for help to pay for college? Scholarship are Available!

The Grand Rapids Community College Foundation is pleased to be able to support the education pursuits of so many GRCC College students through the generosity of donors who provide funding.

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You must be admitted to GRCC to apply for scholarships. You will sign in using your GRCC Network ID and Password.

One application will put you in the running for over 200 GRCC Foundation scholarships.

You can update or change your application at any point during the application period. Simply sign back in to make changes or add information.

The scholarship application period ends at midnight on March 15, 2016.


Eight $800 Scholarships available for tuition and books will be awarded to students enrolled in the ADN or PN program at GRCC. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate financial need, receive two faculty endorsements (available <here>), and cannot be receiving any other scholarship, grant or financial aid, private or government, in excess of $500. Application is <here>

This scholarship is awarded on a rolling basis, to any qualified applicant, until all available funds have been used. No application deadline.


One $250 scholarship available. Recipient will be a child of an alcoholic. Overall GPA of 2.0 or better preference to student who is showing improvement (e.g. 2.5 GPA or better in most recent semester). Demonstrated financial need. Enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours. Students may only receive this scholarship once. Students applying will need to submit a one-page essay regarding how parental alcoholism has positively influenced his/her life. Application available <here>

Application due February 15, 2016 


Two $1000 scholarships available. The Kent Association of Retired School Personnel (KARSP) is pleased to be able to offer two (2) one thousand ($1,000) scholarships to students who are graduating from GRCC in good standing and have been accepted at a Michigan university, enrolling in an Education Program. Criteria and application are available <here>

Application due March 1, 2016   POLISH HERITAGE SOCIETY   The Polish Heritage Society will be awarding a $500 scholarship for the Fall semester 2016.   Must be full time with a minimum 2.75 GPA Must be of Polish descent and provide a brief statement (signed and dated) delineating their heritage. Application and more information is <here>   Return to GRCC Financial Aid office by March 15. 2016.


Transfer Scholarships

Graduate transfer scholarships are awarded by the respective colleges and universities on the basis of financial need and/or academic achievement. Transfer scholarships available to GRCC students are posted outside the Financial Aid Office from November through April.

Grand Valley State University Transfer Scholarship

For GRCC students transferring to GVSU for the 2016-17 academic year. Students must be admitted to GVSU by March 1, 2016 to apply.

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Application are due April 1, 2016 to the GRCC Financial Aid Office.

Other Transfer Scholarships

Aquinas College

Central Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Ferris State University

Grand Valley State University

Michigan State University

Michigan Tech

Northern Michigan University

Northwood University

Oakland University

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University

Outside Scholarship Resources

Grand Rapids Community Foundation