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GROW Rewards

Parallel to Hope's Global Learning (GL) requirement - the goal of which are increased curiosity, knowledge, self-awareness, empathy, and responsibility - in order to develop gloabal learning for everyone on Hope's campus, GROW also fosters an awareness of underrpresented groups within the Greater Western Michigan community and particularly Holland, Michigan, such as the Hispanic, African descendant, and Asian communities living in the area.

Reward Levels

Planting Seeds
Bearing Fruit
Receive a $25 gift certificate for attending 3 events offered by the OME or any of the Arts & Humanities Departments that has the GROW endorsement within 2 consecutive semesters, e.g. Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 or Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. Most events are free and open to the public.

Receive a $50 gift certificate for attending 10 grow events in a given 2 semester cycle. You have bourne fruit if you have:

  • brought a friend to 3 out of the 10 events you have attended
  • have deepened your knowledge and empathy for others


Open to students, faculty, and staff within the divisions of Arts & Humanities:

  • Students must be majors in one of the 9 academic departments within A&H;
  • Faculty must have their tenure homes in one of the A&H departments or programs;
  • Staff must be administrative, office, or student workers in offices that support A&H divisions



Attendees cannot double-dip. If you know that your goal is to "bear fruit" within the timeframe, "bank" your grow rewards until you reach that goal. Because this is a pilot program there are limited amounts of gift certificates. Rewards will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are not part of Arts & Humanities stop by the OME or the A&H departmental office - exceptions may be made.