The Gerald R. Ford Scholarship is available to one student each year who enrolls as a freshman after high school graduation, takes at least 15 credits per semester, majors in business, technology or health, and attends the W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. The scholarship covers the costs of tuition, books, fees, study abroad, on-campus housing and meal plans.
The interview process is a critical step in the selection of the candidate and includes:
First Interview: All candidates will be interviewed by representatives of admissions, faculty and financial aid. This interview is designed more to get to know the candidate and explore questions related to the essay.
Second Interview: All applicants will be interviewed by the Provost, Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Student Development, Executive Vice President for Advancement, Vice President for University Communications, Executive Director of Admissions and Executive Director for Financial Aid. After these interviews, the committee will make recommendations to the President of Davenport University.
Third Interview: Semi-finalists will meet with the President of Davenport, a representative of the Davenport Board of Trustees and possibly a representative of the Ford family.One recipient will be chosen.
Non-recipients will be considered for other Davenport scholarships.