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IEEEM Departmental Scholarships


IEEEM Retention Scholarships
Funding for these scholarships is the result of differential tuition paid by undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences who are enrolled in our undergraduate IEEEM program.


Eligibility and Criteria for Award

Application Process
Students may be considered for a scholarship either by completing the application posted on the IME webpage or by being nominated for a scholarship by an IEEEM faculty member.
Applications should include a resume, WIN, program, and the name of an IME faculty member who supports the application (a letter of support is not required).  Additionally, students requesting a scholarship based on need should have filed a FAFSA with WMU and should include an explanation of the financial need either on the application or on an attached sheet.
Faculty members nominating students must provide the student’s name, WIN, and program, and the student must provide a resume to the scholarship committee and should complete an application.
Student-filed and faculty-nominated applications must be received by the posted deadline (February, 1).
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: Feb. 1.
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Undergraduate IEEEM Scholarship

High School seniors planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University in Industrial & Entrepreneurial Engineering are invited to apply for this scholarship:
This scholarship was started in 1992 to recruit high school students of high caliber to the above programs. Funds for this scholarship come from donations made to Western Michigan University by the alumni of the Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management Department. Up to four scholarships are awarded each year.
The award is for a total of $1500 paid over a period of four years provided the student continues to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and to make satisfactory progress as a full-time student towards a degree in one of the programs specified above.
To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:

    1. A completed application
    2. A sealed high school transcript
    3. A recommendation letter from your counselor

Undergraduate IEEEM Scholarship Application:

Description (.pdf)

Application (.pdf)

Submit application by February 1 to:
Scholarship Committee
Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management
Western Michigan University, Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5336
If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, F232 Parkview Campus, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5336 or call (269) 276-3350.


Roscoe Douglas Scholarship

SME Chapter 116 – Kalamazoo
History

The Kalamazoo scholarship fund honors Roscoe H. Douglas, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, who passed away in January 1993. Douglas was an active SME member at Chapter 116 for many years. This fund supports an annual scholarship for a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in degree program in manufacturing engineering at Western Michigan University.
Douglas helped assemble the transmission for Sunseeker, the first solar-powered car built by WMU and helped make parts for suspension and steering for Sunseeker 93', the university's second solar-powered car.
At the time of his retirement, Douglas was the mechanical engineering department's representative to the American Association of University Professors, served as faculty advisor to the SME student chapter, and had completed robotics-teaching curriculum that involved a nationwide survey of colleges and universities.


Criteria

Applications

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Description (.pdf)

Leo S. Rayl Scholarship


Full time undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or better who are enrolled in the Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering program are invited to apply.  Students should demonstrate financial need by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov in addition to the Rayl Scholarship Application materials.
Dr. Leo S. Rayl taught Industrial Engineering courses at WMU for many years.  He specialized in industrial processes with a particular interest in safety.  The scholarship fund was established in 2005 and is intended to aid students in need.  Dr. Rayl was particularly interested in students who hold employment while attending school.
The award is for $500 per year, payable in two installments once in the fall and once in the spring terms. Students may re-apply for the scholarship, but must make satisfactory progress toward their degrees to remain eligible.
To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:

    1. A completed application
    2. A recommendation letter
    3. A transcript
    4. A résumé  

The Scholarship committee may interview top candidates for the final selection. 
Leo S. Rayl Scholarship Application:

Description (.pdf)

Application (.pdf)

Submit application by February 1 to:
Scholarship Committee
Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management
Western Michigan University, Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5336
If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact the Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management Department, F232 Parkview Campus, Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5336 or call (269) 276-3350.


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