Scholarships

These are the scholarships for the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University.

Scholarship application

Must be received by February 15.

Robert O. Brinkerhoff Endowed Scholarship for organizational change leadership

  • Must be pursuing a master's degree in organizational learning and performance and a full-time graduate student.
  • Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • Special consideration given to single parents and adult students with experience living or working in diverse environments.
  • Scholarship is renewable for a period of up to one year provided student remains a full-time or part-time graduate student in organizational learning and performance and has satisfactory academic progress.

Van E. Cooley Memorial Scholarship for educational leadership

  • Must be a student in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology.
  • The recipient must engage in meaningful academic research or innovative projects aimed at improving K-12 education.
  • The recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • The recipient must collaborate with a school system similar in nature to which Western Michigan University participates with.
  • The recipient must utilize technology to advance K-12 student learning.

Paul and Phyllis Griffeth Endowed Student Affairs Scholarship - Awarded by faculty - no applications accepted

  • Must be a master's or doctoral student in student affairs and higher education.
  • Recipient must maintain good academic standing with a 3.25 minimum GPA.

Howard O. Lindsey Graduate Scholarship for minority students

  • Must be must be a student in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology.
  • Enrolled full-time in graduate studies.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Preferences given to minority graduate students, with first preference to African-American students.
  • Preference will be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

Misner Family Endowment for educational leadership

  • Must be a first-year graduate student pursuing a master's degree in educational leadership full- or part-time.
  • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • Preference shall be given to students who are current or former public school employees in southwest Michigan.
  • Preference will be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

Pratley Family Scholarship for educational leadership

  • Must be a first-year graduate student pursuing a master's degree in educational leadership full- or part-time.
  • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made spring semester.
  • Preference will be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

Schau Family Endowment for educational leadership

  • Must be a first-year graduate student pursuing a master's degree in educational leadership full- or part-time.
  • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • Preference will be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

Don and Helen Weaver Endowment for community education 

  • Must be a doctoral student in the educational leadership program.
  • Based on activity and background in the area of school-community relations.

Questions regarding scholarships? Please contact Gretchen St. John.