Grand Valley State University has announced a new opportunity for students who wish to study abroad.

GVSU will soon begin offering scholarships to 100 incoming students to help fund their study abroad experiences.

The "Lakers Go Abroad!" scholarship program will begin in October, when current high school juniors who have been admitted to Grand Valley (in the class of 2019) can apply for the scholarship. Qualified first-year students will receive $2,000 to use within four years of their start at Grand Valley.

Jodi Chycinski, director of Admissions, said the goal of "Lakers Go Abroad!" is to make study abroad accessible to a larger number of students.