There are three scholarships for LGBT and allied students at Grand Valley State University. For the GVSU Faculty-Staff LGBT Scholarship, applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 2.0 GPA. For the West Shore AWARE Scholarship, applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA. For the Hamlin Endowed Memorial Scholarship, applicants must: be an incoming junior or senior and enrolled for at least 12 credit hours; and have at least a 3.0 GPA (preference will be given to students with a declared major or demonstrated interest in environmental design, nursing, psychology and education). The first two awards usually have a set dollar amount, but the amount for the Hamlin Scholarship, amounts will definitely vary.
The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center collaborates with campus and community partners to create an inclusive and equitable environment where all are empowered to be their authentic selves. The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center advocates for institutional equity, promotes community-building, and provides educational opportunities to create an informed, cohesive, and just campus where community members of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations are supported and welcome.