Community College Competitive Transfer scholarships
New students transferring from a community college may be considered for one of the following merit-based awards. Students must have transferred at least 26 semester hours by January 2017, and must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average in transferable courses (as calculated by the Office of Admissions) for consideration. Students who believe they meet the scholarship criteria should apply for admission, request official transcripts (from all institutions attended) be sent to WMU's Office of Admissions, and submit the online scholarship application by the extended deadline of February 1, 2017.
The deadline to submit an application for this scholarship has passed. Applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions at the end of March 2017.
Alumni Legacy scholarships
The Western Michigan University Alumni Association recognizes the loyalty of multi-generational Bronco families with the Legacy Scholarships. Applicants who are a child, grandchild, step-grandchild, sibling or spouse of a WMU alumna or alumnus are encouraged to apply. Siblings of current students may also apply. These awards are not guaranteed and students must submit an online scholarship application by February 1, 2017.
Financial Aid Endowed scholarships
These awards are made possible through endowments established by WMU's many generous donors over the years. Criteria and amounts vary by scholarship, so review each scholarship for specific details. Only one application is required to apply for more than 30 awards. The application will be available in December 2016. Students must file the FAFSA by February 15, 2017 and must deliver the scholarship application to the Student Financial Aid Office by February 16, 2017. Visit the Student Financial Aid website for complete scholarship listings and applications and call (269) 387-6000 for questions.
Veterans and Dependents scholarships
The Veterans and Dependents Scholarship is a need-based scholarship available to military members currently serving, those who have previously served and dependents. There are no restrictions or requirements regarding major, minor or military branch. The award amount is $500 and students may reapply annually for the award. The deadline for the application is April 1, 2017.
WMU has a variety of departmental awards administered directly by colleges, schools, and academic departments. Please consult the scholarship information for each academic college and department as the deadlines vary between December 15 and February 15, 2017.