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Internal Scholarships


Internal Scholarship Application Form - this form applies to all Internal Scholarships except the W.K. Kellogg Diversity in Aviation Scholarship and the Duncan Aviation Maintenance scholarship. This application is due to the College of Aviation by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2014.


W.K. Kellogg Diversity in Aviation Scholarship

  • Separate Application Required
  • Application Due to College of Aviation by 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2014.
  • Full time, undergraduate aviation program student
  • Freshman status (entering first year at WMU)

Duncan Aviation Inc. Aviation Maintenance Scholarship

  • Maintenance program student
  • Reside in one of the following counties: Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, St. Joseph, Branch, or other Michigan county contiguous to any of the other foregoing counties
  • Write essay that conveys the student’s interest in aviation and what he/she hopes to do with a career in aviation following graduation
  • Letter of recommendation from one of his/her former or current teachers
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Virgil and Maurine Williams Family Aviation Endowed Scholarship

  • Full or part time student(s) enrolled in Aviation Flight Science or Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid
  • May reapply
  • Preference to students who graduate from Michigan high schools

Duke Harrah Scholarship

  • Maintenance program student
  • Junior status
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Kern Family Endowed Scholarship

  • Full time, undergraduate aviation program student
  • Junior or senior status
  • Financial need as verified by the Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Preferred minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Renewable for one consecutive academic year providing student maintains at least a 3.0 GPA in their major field of study

William J. Kozel Scholarship

  • Maintenance program student
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

Herman W. Linder Scholarship

  • Maintenance program student
  • Must have completed the airframe and power plant servicing classes

Warren Miller Distinguished Flying Cross Endowed Scholarship

  • Full time undergraduate student majoring in Aviation Flight Science
  • Preference given for demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Renewable

Dale R. Pitsch Memorial Aviation Scholarship

  • Full-time Aviation Flight Science student
  • Junior or senior status
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

The Major Henry Schmaltz, USAF, Endowed Scholarship for Aviation Sciences

  • Available when endowment reaches $25,000
  • Full time, Junior or senior status
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Aviation Flight Science or Aircraft Maintenance program student
  • Preference given to student in the military or one who intends to serve in the military

Colonel Richard A. Sperling Distinguished Service Cross Endowed Scholarship

  • Contracted United States Army ROTC cadet(s) at Western Michigan University enrolled in Aviation Flight Science at WMU
    -OR-
  • In the event there is no contracted Army ROTC cadet(s) enrolled in Aviation Flight Science, a contracted Army ROTC cadet(s) who has expressed a strong interest in taking flight training at the WMU College of Aviation
    -OR-
  • In the event there are no contracted Army ROTC cadets enrolled in Aviation Flight Science or who have indicated an interest in taking flight training at the College of Aviation, a non-contracted Army ROTC cadet in good standing who is enrolled in Aviation Flight Science or interested in flight training.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Renewable for up to a maximum of three consecutive academic years
College of Aviation
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