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.
After this initial review, a Davenport Admissions Representative will contact candidates to schedule interviews and provide information about the interview process.
First Interview: All candidates will be interviewed by representatives of admissions, faculty, student services and financial aid. This interview is designed more to get to know the candidate and explore questions related to the essay. Questions will focus on applicant leadership qualities, career goals, and involvement in school and/or community organizations. The interview will also ask the candidates to express their view of leadership and public service, especially in light of what they learned about President Ford and his view of public service.
After the first interview, the committee will recommend two to three candidates to the President of Davenport University. A Davenport Admissions Representative will contact the final candidates to schedule the second interview and provide information about the interview process.
Second Interview: Candidates in this final interview will meet with the President of Davenport University and a representative of the Davenport Executive Leadership Team.
One recipient will be selected from the finalists. Admissions representatives with contact all candidates to inform them of the decision. Non-recipients will be considered for other Davenport scholarships.