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.

The application window for 2018-2019 scholarships is now closed. Applications will be available Nov. 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Scholarships

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

  • Enrolled full-time or part-time in an advanced degree program
  • 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
  • Renewable up to a maximum of two consecutive years for a junior undergraduate and one consecutive year for a senior undergraduate or graduate student if requirements continue to be met and sufficient funding is available.

Dorothy H. and Cora Hurd Charles Scholarship

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

George G. Dales Endowed Fellowship

  • Must be a graduate student in the department of Human Performance and Health Education in the College of Education and Human Development
  • Preference going to a student from Greece
  • Must remain in good academic standing per program requirements

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

  • 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 and Alpha Beta Epsilon Endowed Scholarship

  • Members of, or a direct descendent of a member of, the ABE WMU Sorority will receive first preference for this scholarship. Applicants are responsible for indicating membership or familial relationship on the application and providing verification if necessary.
  • Must be a full-time junior, senior or graduate student
  • Preference shall be given to students enrolled in the teacher education program
  • Must 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 requirements continue to be met and sufficient funding is available

Merze Tate Scholarship

  • 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