Scholarships

Students who are majoring in any of the business programs may apply for Haworth College of Business scholarships. In addition, many departmental and program-level scholarships are available. Students may apply for college, departmental and program scholarships.

Application

The application period for 2014-15 scholarships is closed. If you have questions, please contact the dean's office at (269) 387-5050.

All Haworth College of Business students are eligible to be considered for the scholarships listed below. A separate application is required for departmental and program scholarships.

The dean of the college and the Haworth College of Business Scholarship Committee decide on the distribution of scholarship money available to our students. To be considered for college scholarships (below), you must provide the following:

  • Names  three people who will provide recommendations for you. (Two must be WMU faculty members—one of these should be from your major area.) Recommendations should be submitted at wmich.edu/business/scholarships/recommendation.
  • An application and three recommendations.

Haworth College of Business scholarships

Automatic scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded automatically without application.

  • Scholarships for incoming first year students
    • Dean’s All Stars: Awarded to top students with exceptional ACT score and high school GPA
    • Rising Stars: Awarded to students with exceptional high school GPA but non-competitive ACT score and demonstrated financial need
    • Need-based scholarships: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and exceptional high school GPA
    • Valenti Scholarship: Awarded to one first year student with exceptional high school GPA and demonstrated financial need
  • Transfer merit: Awarded to incoming transfer students with exceptional GPA and minimum of 26 transferable credit hours
  • Current students
    • Current student merit scholarships: Awarded to top students in sophomore, junior and senior levels with exceptional cumulative WMU GPA
    • Current need-based scholarships: Awarded to top students in sophomore, junior and senior levels with exceptional cumulative WMU GPA and demonstrated financial need 

Application scholarships

An application is required for the scholarships listed below.  The application period runs from late fall to the end of January.

Department and program scholarships

 

Scholarship descriptions

  • Dean Palan Carmel Scholarship

    Eligibility criteria:
    • Must be a single parent.
    • Demonstrated financial need.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
    • Must be a Haworth College of Business major.
  • James J. and Martha J. Donoghue Family Scholarship

    Eligibility criteria:
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application.
    • Must be an incoming full-time first year student enrolled at WMU in a pre-business program, or a current full-time first year student enrolled in a pre-business program.
    • Preference shall be given to an incoming first year student whose home is in Midland Country, Mich.; additional preference shall be given to a student who is a graduate of Midland High School.
    • Preference shall be given to students in financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid; academic merit shall be secondary.

    Award:

    • The amount of scholarship shall be determined by the College Scholarship Committee based upon the endowment's available spendable dollars.
    • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
    • A minimum scholarship shall be awarded annually, if sufficient spendable dollars are available.
  • First Agency Foundation Endowed Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application.
    • Must be a full-time incoming first year student in the Haworth College of Business.

    Award:

    • Two equal scholarships will be awarded annually.
    • The scholarship funds will be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and will be available for all educational expenses.
    • One half of the scholarship will be made during both the fall and spring semesters.
    • The scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided that a 2.5 GPA is maintained and that the student remains full-time in the Haworth College of Business.
  • Michael B. Kellay Memorial Business Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • The scholarship may be awarded to a full-time first year student or sophomore enrolled in a pre-business curriculum or to a full-time junior or senior enrolled in the Haworth College of Business with a declared major. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
    • Students will be required to complete and file a FAFSA with the Office of Student Financial Aid for verification.
    • In addition, the recipient shall exhibit a variety of interests including but not limited to an enjoyment of sports and sporting events.
    • Current recipients may reapply for this scholarship in subsequent academic years provided they have maintained a 3.0 GPA.

Award:
  • One half of the award shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
  • The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the Haworth College of Business Scholarship Committee based upon the award’s available spendable dollars.
  • The recipient shall be a student who has lost, through death, one or both parents.
  • McKinley Financial Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application.
  • Must be a full-time incoming first year student in the Haworth College of Business (awarded in even years) and the College of Education (awarded in odd years).

Award:

  • Four equal scholarships per year.
  • Each scholarship will be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for all education expenses.
  • One half of the scholarship is to be given during the fall semester and one half during the spring semester.

The scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided that a 2.5 GPA is maintained and the student remains full-time in the Haworth College of Business or the College of Education.

  • Thomas J. Sullivan Scholarship in Business

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an incoming or existing first year student enrolled full-time at WMU in a pre-business program, or full-time sophomore student enrolled in a pre-business program, or a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Transfer students are also eligible.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application and must maintain that GPA afterwards.
  • Preference shall be given first to residents of Kalamazoo County and then to residents of the State of Michigan.
  • Preference shall also be given to students with relevant business-related work history.
Award:
  • The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need at the discretion of the Office of Student Financial Aid in conjunction with the Haworth College of Business.
  • A minimum of one scholarship will be awarded annually.
  • The scholarship funds will be credited directly to the recipient’s student account, available for tuition, fees and books.
  • One half of the scholarship will be made during both the fall and spring semesters.
  • Though there is not guaranteed renewal, current recipients may reapply each academic year provided they meet the above criteria.
  • Patricia Trainor College of Business Distinguished Student Scholarship

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Minimum 3.5 GPA at the time the scholarship is awarded.
    • Must be a full-time incoming first year or transfer student, who has been identified as a pre-business major. Preference shall be given to a student from the greater Chicago area.
    • The recipient shall be deemed a student of distinction based upon his or her academic achievements and endeavors as demonstrated by his/her GPA, leadership qualities, honors, awards, etc.
Award:
  • The dean of the Haworth College of Business/ Scholarship Committee shall make the selection; one half of the scholarship will be awarded in fall and the other one half during the subsequent semester.
  • Trainor Glass Company shall be notified each year of the scholarship pledge.