Scholarships

Scholarship Application

Application
Application deadline: March 15, 2018

Elsie Komm Maile

$1,000 award

Eligibility

  1. Enrolled in the elementary education program.
  2. Completing final elementary internship in Fall 2016.
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.5.
  4. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Effie B. Phillips

$1,000 award

  1. Enrolled full-time in the elementary education program.
  2. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  3. Academic merit and commitment to the profession of teaching.

The Farm Fund

$500 award

  1. Must be a Junior, Senior or Master's level student
  2. Enrolled full-time in a teaching program
  3. Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  4. Demonstrate financial need

R. Keith and Margo LaGore

$500 award

  1. Enrolled full-time in the Secondary Education program with major in English.
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85.
  3. Commitment to the profession of teaching.

Mary Lynn Marquard Elementary Education Scholarship

$1000 award

  1. Enrolled full-time in the Elementary Education program and completed first year courses, per advisor approval
  2. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
  3. Scholarship may be renewable

Sharon L. Wood Secondary Education Scholarship

$500 award

1. Enrolled full-time as a junior or senior in the secondary education program.

2. G.P.A. of 3.0 or better and commitment to the profession of teaching

Priscilla J. and Richard V. Washburn Early Childhood Education Fund

$500 award

1. Graduate student in good standing in an Early Childhood Education program in the department of TLES.

2. Commitment to work with children from underrepresented populations.

Assistantships and associateships

Graduate assistantships and doctoral associateships within the Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies provide opportunities to gain clinical, teaching, research or program development experience while also meeting financial needs.

Eligibility

Prior to placing an application, the student must be regularly admitted to a master's or doctoral degree program and be in good academic standing at Western Michigan Univeristy. Open to U.S. and international students.

Application

Complete application and submit along with a resume or CV.

Deadline

Submit by February 15 for the Fall semester.

Conditions

Up to twenty hours of work per week in the department.

Availability

Typically offered fall or spring semesters.

College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development has built a strong tradition of providing scholarship assistance to its students. An award from the College of Education and Human Development's scholarship program reduces the need for the recipients to work outside of class and therefore enables them to focus more fully on their studies. Through scholarships, more students will become teachers, school administrators and counselors, and fill other critical positions in our educational system. It is especially rewarding to see the donors meet with the recipients who see from the beginning of their careers the impact they can have on others lives through leadership, service and giving support to others.

Graduate College

Opportunities for financial support from the Graduate College include:

  • Dissertation Fellowships
  • Fellowships, Assistantships, Associateships and Grants
  • Graduate Student Research Fund
  • Graduate Student Travel Fund
  • Historically Underrepresented Groups Program
  • Martin Luther King/Cesar Chavez/Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowships
  • Thurgood Marshall Assistantships

Other resources