Davenport University

Take Your Career Further and Faster

Talent Development Scholarship

Davenport University’s efficient, career-centered focus is what sets our in-seat and online bachelor’s degree programs, graduate degree programs, professional development and certifications apart from any other university in Michigan. 

Now, thanks to a long-standing partnership between Davenport and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, employees of member companies can affordably skill-up and prepare to take on bigger roles within their companies.

With the Talent Development Scholarship, Michigan Chamber of Commerce member employees can receive up to $4,500 towards earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Davenport University.  With programs in business, technology, health and urban education, Davenport has a program to help take your career to the next level.

Scholarship benefits include:

  • Up to $4,500 annually for 4 years per participant 2
  • 20% discount on Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx) professional development courses
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Take Advantage of the Scholarship Today


Up to 50 employees per company are eligible for the program. Learn more by contacting Julie Milanowski, Director of Corporate Partnerships, at 616.233.2580


Take a few simple next steps:

  • Apply for admission to Davenport University. Be sure to identify your employer as a Michigan Chamber of Commerce member organization.
  • Receive notification that you are eligible for the scholarship.
  • Apply for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Talent Development Scholarship.
  • Sit tight. Davenport will reach out to you to help complete the admissions and enrollment process.

Have questions about Development Scholarships?

Contact Julie Milanowski, Director of Corporate Partnerships, at  Julie.milanowski@davenport.edu, 616.233.2580

Looking to Further Your Professional Skills?

Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx)

Davenport University offers opportunities to help you advance your work place skills through its Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx).  IPEx offers both professional development courses and workshops focused on topics with real-world relevance, aimed at making you more valuable to your organization, your team or potential employers. Led by industry-experienced experts, IPEx courses are designed for busy professionals at our campuses in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland and Detroit and through remote learning.

Custom Training for Your Organization

Enlist IPEx for on-site professional development targeted to your organization’s specific needs, from knowledge-based business skills to essential interpersonal skills and everything in between. Learn more about IPEX Custom Training Your Organization by emailing us or by calling 616.233.2589.

Real-World Relevance

Learn skills employers seek with IPEx — from specific technology certification to big-picture leadership classes such as our three-week IPEx impact series course called Influencing at All Levels.

For a list of Management courses and Leadership classes and more CLICK HERE.