Scholarship Day

Grand View University hosts a select number of events each year offering first-year students an opportunity to earn additional scholarship dollars. On scholarship days, students are invited to visit the Grand View campus and compete at different levels based upon their talent and academic ability.

Presidential Scholarship

$18,000 Scholarship 

  • Compete for full tuition scholarship
  • Compete for multiple $5,000 awards

Dean's Scholarship

$16,000 Scholarship plus

  • Compete for multiple $3,000 awards

Director's Award

$15,000 Scholarship plus

  • Compete for multiple $2,000 awards

GV Scholar's Award

$12,000 Scholarship plus

  • Compete for multiple $2,000 awards

All non-winning attendees will receive a $1,000 Scholarship Competition Award.  Also, as an out of state student, you can qualify for a $1,000 Discover Iowa Award.  If you have not yet had a qualifying visit, attending this event will meet that criteria!  

Event Schedule

9:30 a.m. Optional Tour Check-In
10:45 a.m. Check-In for brunch with GV students, staff and administrators
11:50 a.m. 

Welcome with President Henning

Students - Micro Classes with GV faculty

Parents - Value in Higher Education Presentation

 1:00 p.m.

Student Interviews

Academic and Involvement Fair - athletics coaches, academic departments, students clubs and organizations, student leadership

Optional break out sessions:

  • Des Moines: an extension of your student experience
  • How to get involved and make the most out of your college experience
  • Hear from a GV student panel
  • The Grand View Honors program
 2:00 Student recognition and closing
 The Grand View Bookstore, located in the Student Center, will be open from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

What to Expect

  • Student Interview - The competition includes a 15-minute personal interview. There are no wrong answers. We are looking for well-crafted, thought-provoking responses that directly reflect you as an individual. You will be competing only against students at your scholarship level.
  • Dress for Success - We recommend students dress in a professional manner.
  • Parent Participation - We encourage parents and/or guardians to accompany their students to this event. (There is a two-guest limit.)
  • Campus Tour - We will be offering an optional campus tours.
  • Have Fun! We look forward to getting to know more about you!

Health & Safety

To help keep you and our GV community healthy, we ask that you wear masks during the Scholarship Day event. Many of the sessions will not allow for social distancing, so we appreciate your help.