Graduate Scholarships

APPLICATION PROCESS

Award amounts are determined by the endowment unless noted. Eligibility for each competitive scholarship is listed below. Awards for fall and spring will be made before the end of the previous spring semester. Monies for the awards will be disbursed with half of the award credited to the student's account at the start of the fall and the spring semesters.

To be considered for scholarships with financial need criteria, you must have submitted a FAFSA application. The federal school code for Western Michigan University is 002330.

Applications can be submitted between Nov. 1 through Jan. 15.

New Incoming and Current Graduate Students:

This application form is for new or current graduate students who have applied to or are currently enrolled in a graduate program in the College of Education and Human Development.

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Scholarships

Captain Robert E.T. Beisel, Jr. Graduate Scholarship

  • Enrolled full time or part time
  • Must be admitted to a graduate level professional education program in the College of Education and Human Development
  • Preference will be given to students with active duty status in the U.S. military

Kelly Carman Memorial Scholarship

  • Junior, senior or graduate student
  • Enrolled full-time majoring in early childhood education and/or elementary education
  • Preference given to non-traditional students
  • May be renewable (up to two consecutive years) if requirements continue to be met

George G. Dales Endowed Fellowship

  • Must be a graduate student, with preference going to a student from Greece
  • Must be enrolled in an area of health, physical education, recreation or athletics within the College of Education and Human Development
  • Must remain in good academic standing per program requirements

Dorothy H. and Cora Hurd Charles Scholarship

  • All students enrolled in a College of Education and Human Development curriculum are eligible

Dorothy L. (Bladt) and Roy G. Franzen Scholarship-TLES

  • Applicant must be enrolled in master's program in early childhood education 
  • Must hold and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Must be enrolled in ED 6790 Capstone Seminar during upcoming year 
  • Preference given to applicants who show achievement or promise in early childhood education 
  • Each award recipient must complete a project each semester or in two semesters. Projects to be determined by early childhood education faculty member and recipient.

John W. and Evelyn M. Fry English Scholarship Fund

  • All students enrolled in a College of Education and Human Development curriculum are eligible.

Marion I. Hall Endowment Scholarship

  • Full- or part-time student
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must hold and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to students preparing for careers in elementary or secondary education (teacher certification programs)

Lucille Abbott Nobbs/ABE Endowed Scholarship

  • Members of, or a direct descendant of a member of, the Alpha Beta Epsilon (ABE) WMU Sorority will receive first preference for this scholarship. Applicants are responsible for indicating membership and/or familial relationship on the application and providing verification if necessary. 
  • Junior or senior status undergraduate student or graduate student
  • Enrolled full time in a teacher education program
  • Must hold and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Award is solely for WMU tuition, fees and book expenses
  • May be renewable upon reapplication (two consecutive years) if continues to meet requirements

Merze Tate Scholarship

  • Enrolled full time or part time, graduate or undergraduate
  • Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need (including, but not limited to, deserving foreign students who are in need of financial assistance).

Luchara and Greg Wallace Student Support Fund 

  • Enrolled in a program in the College of Education and Human Development
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need a priority
  • May also be used for internships, field placements, student travel , study abroad childcare and/or transportation needs

Gary L. and Sandra S. Wegenke Endowment for Dissertation Completion

  • Doctoral student who has had a dissertation proposal accepted and has completed the literature review
  • Selected by the dean from nominations by respective chairs of CEHD departments