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Alison McManus Walters ‘73 Fostering Success Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to foster youth and ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth while pursuing a degree at GVSU.

  • Recipients of this scholarship shall have been accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Must be a resident of Michigan and have been in foster care, orphaned, or a ward of the court on or after their 13th birthday
  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) in any course of study
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
  • Preference will be given to students who live on campus and participate in Student Success Programs offered by GVSU
  • Financial need is required, and shall be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Renewal Criteria: This scholarship may be renewed without reapplication provided the recipient continues to meet the qualifications stated above. This scholarship may be awarded to an individual for a maximum of 8 semesters.


Your donations help make a difference.

Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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