LZ Michigan Scholarship Endowment

On July 3, 2010 Grand Valley State University, the West Michigan Whitecaps, and WGVU Public Media held LZ Michigan. Thousands of veterans, their family members and community members attended LZ (Landing Zone) Michigan, a "welcome home" celebration to honor Vietnam War veterans for their sacrifice and service. Vietnam Veterans were honored, including those who were killed or declared missing in action.

To continue the legacy of LZ Michigan, WGVU Public Media, the LZ Michigan Committee, and the WGVU Engage Veterans Sub-Committee have launched the LZ Michigan Scholarship Endowment. This endowment will be used for a Veteran and/or Veterans Dependents to attend Grand Valley State University.

Recipients for this scholarship shall have been accepted for or be currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University. The recipient must be a Veteran or Veteran dependent (verified by DD-214 or proof of lineage to Veteran if dependent).  In addition, recipients must include two letters of recommendation and a one to two-page essay of need included with the application.

How can you help?

Join the LZ Michigan Alison Glowinski 25K Team
What is it? Alison has committed to run the Fifth Third River Bank Run in support of the Endowment. Make a pledge to the Team, run with the team, raise money through your business, become a team sponsor, or donate today!

Donate to the LZ Michigan Scholarship Endowment
You can donate through WGVU Public Media and Grand Valley State University online at www.wgvu.org and click on the LZ Michigan Banner or at www.gvsu.edu/give and search LZ Michigan. You can also send a check to WGVU Public Media, Attn: LZ Michigan, 301 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 or fill out the form HERE

Please contact us at veterans@wgvu.org.

WGVU is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, WGVU's tax I.D. number is 38-1684280 WGVU Engage Veterans

Support for LZ Michigan provided by: Air Zoo, Allegra, Anderson Family Chiropractic, B & B Beer Distributing, John and Marie Canepa, Centennial Securities, Ed Koehn Automotive Group, Fritz Wahlfield Construction, Grand Valley State University Conference and Event Planning, Michael W. and Priscilla Hill Gregels, Hopkins Propane, The Jant Group, Kalamazoo Detachment #879 of the Marine Corps League, Law Offices of Sean P. Cox, Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary, Noordyk Business Equipment, United Bank, United Veterans Council of Kent County

Partners of LZ Michigan include: American Legion, American Legion Riders, Artisan Computers, BDO Seidman, City of Grand Rapids, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Fifth Third Bank, Friends of Michigan Veterans Homes Inc, Gerald R. Ford Council-Boy Scouts of America, Grand Rapids Home for the Veterans, Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Young Marines, Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum, GVSU Veterans Network, Heartland Payment Systems, HIS Place Ministries, Icon Sign, Kent County Veterans Honor Guard, Michigan Blood, Michigan Commanders Club, Navy League, Navy Recruiting District Michigan, Noordyk Business Equipment, Patriot Guard Riders of Michigan, Pine Rest, Sean Cox-Attorney, Sons of the American Legion, Thousand Oaks Golf Club, United States Army Reserve, United States Navy, Van Andel Arena, Veterans History Project at GVSU, VFW Post 702 and Auxiliary, Vida Video, Vietnam Veterans of America, West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition, Wounded Warrior Project