Leadership Scholarship

Criteria for selection

This is a competitive scholarship.

  • Any first-time, domestic, freshmen degree-seeking student entering WMU in the fall.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the end of the junior year.
  • ACT Math score of 25 or higher OR an SAT Math score of 600 or higher (580 old SAT)
  • Completed admission application file (application, transcript, ACT/SAT and fee).
  • Must declare a major in College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Student must live on WMU campus during the freshmen year.
  • Students must submit an essay that highlights leadership experiences, successes, and learning. Up to 3 letters of recommendation may be included with the essay submission and must be received no later than January 12th of senior year.

Essay should be sent to:
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Scholarship Committee
c/o Scot Conant
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5317 USA

Awards

  • Annual awards range from $1,000 to $12,000.
  • Awards disbursed in no less than one and no more than four years, as decided by the CEAS Scholarship Committee. 
  • Award amounts and scholarship disbursements are decided by the CEAS Scholarship Committee and are not subject to appeal.

Maintenance

  • Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point at WMU.
  • Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full time (12 credit hours/semester) at WMU.
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a major in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Top candidates from the pool will be considered based on appropriateness of essay, recommendation letters, and academic profile.

Leadership application