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The Bright Side of Grants  June 2013 Office of Sponsored Programs, Chris ne Chamberlain, Director In This Issue:  1. Success Story 2. Grants Resource Center News 3. Upcoming Deadlines Lists of FY12 and FY13 grant recipients are included at the end of the Bright Side! OSP commends the hard work of all the GVSU Principal Inves gators. Volume V, Issue 2 FY 2012 Submissions/Awards (to date)  Submissions 169 $51,559,973 Awards 100 $21,003,973 FY 2013 Submissions/Awards (to date)  Submissions 179 $38,206,699 Awards 77 $15,680,641 1. Success Story GRPS Students Experience College Life About 33 incoming ninth grade students from Grand Rapids Public Schools visited Grand Valley June 11‐14 to experience life as a college student. The visit was part of the Michigan Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) ini a ve, a college awareness program at Grand Valley that provides academic support and en‐ couragement to students from Grand Rapids. The students, from Gerald R. Ford and Riverside middle schools, toured campus, including classrooms, com‐ puter labs and campus dining restaurants. The GEAR UP program received a $52,400 grant in March to con nue through 2018 from the U.S. Depart‐ ment of Educa on and the State of Michigan. The program is coordinated by staff members in Grand Valley’s Office of Mul cultural Affairs. Bobby Jo Springer, associate director of OMA and GEAR UP program manager, said nearly 500 students will visit Grand Valley by the end of the summer. The program also supports current GRPS seventh grade students. GEAR UP is a na onal effort and all 15 public universi‐ es in Michigan have a program. For more informa on, visit

Bright Side Newsletter, June 2013

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