The Lee Honors College co-sponsors the Medallion Scholarship Competition, Western Michigan University’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship for undergraduates, with the Office of Admissions. An average of 20 scholarships currently valued at $60,000 ($15,000 per year) are given each spring. Awarded to incoming high school graduates through a competitive process that occurs in November and January, students who have completed an admissions application by October 16, 2017 and meet the competition criteria are automatically invited to participate. The competition this year will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017, with those selected as finalists invited to return to campus January 12 or 13, 2018 for an interview. To get a sense of what is expected of Medallion Scholars, please read The Medallion Ethic. The current $60,000 value applies to the 2016 Medallion class and those classes to follow, and reflects Western's commitment to periodic increases to the scholarship to keep pace with tuition increases. Additionally, for all first year students competing in November 2017 and beyond - additional awards have been announced for semi-finalists who are not selected to receive a Medallion scholarship.
- About the Medallion Scholarship
- Detailed information regarding eligibility
- Current Medallion Scholars
- List of Endowed Medallion Scholarships
- Post-Competition Information
"Honors First" Priority Registration
Medallion Scholarship competitors will have the opportunity to connect with their academic advisors in April and register for fall 2018 classes. Registration for classes may be completed in person or via phone appointment. Participation in the June orientation program is still required, together with Fall Welcome in August.
$60,000 Medallion Scholarship can be used toward graduate studies at WMU
Medallion Scholarships are awarded for four years of full-time study at WMU. If Medallion Scholars complete an undergraduate degree in less than four years, they may petition the dean of the Lee Honors College to use remaining funds toward graduate study at WMU. To use these funds for graduate study, the student must either have been accepted and enrolled in a WMU accelerated graduate degree program or been accepted and enrolled full‐time in a WMU graduate degree program beginning in the fall or spring semester immediately following completion of their undergraduate degree.