More than 300 scholarship opportunities

The Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Scholarship (GRCCF) Application for 2020-2021 opened on December 1, 2019.

We are committed to making your education at GRCC financially possible. Through the GRCCF, we have more than 300 scholarship opportunities and over $1,000,000 available to our students.

Apply for all scholarships with one easy application

The information you provide is used to automatically match you to those for which you may qualify.

The priority deadline has passed. Applications will continue to be accepted and scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the more possibilities will be available! In order to maximize your scholarship opportunities, be sure to complete a 2020-21 FAFSA.

We encourage students to inquire with departments for additional scholarship opportunities. 

Scholarships for Future Students

Recently accepted students are encouraged to apply for GRCCF Scholarships. You will first need to create a GRCC username and password using your ID number from your acceptance letter. Once created, use this to log onto the GRCCF Application.

Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Student Scholarships

DACA and undocumented students are not eligible to receive federal or State of Michigan financial aid, but scholarships are available. DACA students are considered for GRCC Foundation Scholarships as described above and are NOT required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for consideration for GRCC Foundation Scholarships. Please refer to our DACA page for additional resources and scholarship information.

Other Scholarship Opportunities for DACA Students

In some instances, applicants for these scholarships may be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for consideration.

  1. Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
  2. Golden Door Scholars.
  3. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).


External Scholarship Opportunities

Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Kent County Residents

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards over a million dollars annually to Kent County students and has helped countless GRCC students pay for their educations. Applications  are open December 1 and are due by March 1, 2020.  Learn more and apply for scholarships today.

Michigan Student Aid Scholarship Search

Explore Michigan place-based scholarships on this webpage, or use the MI Scholarship Self-Service Tool to discover your eligibility. Scholarship eligibility are dependent on county, gender, and student type.

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation (GRTF) Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to help transgender students with education-related expenses while pursuing a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program with a satellite campus or permanent presence in Kent County. Individual scholarships may be up to $2500. Applications for the 2020-2021 year will open January 1, 2020.

Apply online at the Grand Rapids Trans Foundation.

Fremont Area Community Foundation Scholarships

The Fremont Area Community Foundation has scholarships available for adult students who live in Newaygo County or a Newaygo County school district and are pursuing an undergraduate degree. These scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.

Learn more about adult student scholarships for Newaygo County residents.

Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

Click on a link below for scholarships for students transferring to the following schools.

Aquinas College

Northern Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Northwood University

Eastern Michigan University

Oakland University

Ferris State University

University of Michigan

Grand Valley State University

Wayne State University

Michigan State University

Western Michigan University

Michigan Tech



Other Recommended Scholarship Searches

Scholarship Search Tips

  1. Never pay for a scholarship search.
  2. Read the scholarship privacy policy. If you apply, who will have access to your data? Opt out of sharing your data when possible.
  3. If a school lists a web resource, do not assume the school endorses the scholarship or source.
  4. Use good judgment. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  5. Check with fraternal organizations that your family belongs to, such as clubs, unions, employers, etc.
  6. Do not provide contact methods that provide solicitors an opportunity to sell you products or services. Consider using an email created solely for the purpose of a scholarship search.