Scholarships

FIRST YEAR CEAS BEGINNER SCHOLARSHIPS

 

UNDERGRADUATE EDMMS SCHOLARSHIP

High school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University in any of the programs listed below are invited to apply for this scholarship:
  • Engineering Management Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
This scholarship was started in 1992 to recruit high school students of high caliber to the above programs. Funds for this scholarship come from donations made to Western Michigan University by the alumni of the Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems. Up to four scholarships are awarded each year.
The award is for a total of $1,500 paid over a period of four years provided the student continues to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and to make satisfactory progress as a full-time student toward a degree in one of the programs specified above.

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:
    1. A completed application.
    2. A sealed high school transcript.
    3. A recommendation letter from your counselor.

Undergraduate EDMMS scholarship description and application:

DESCRIPTION

APPLICATION

Submit application by February 1 to:
Scholarship Committee
Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA

If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems at (269) 276-3554.

 

 

CLAUSING INDUSTRIAL, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

High school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University in any of the programs listed below are invited to apply for this scholarship:

  • Engineering Management Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Clausing Industrial, Inc., a well-established manufacturer and distributor of machine tools in Kalamazoo, Mich., has been offering a scholarship to attend WMU since 1953.  This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors with a preference to those who have taken at least one course in industrial arts.
The award is for $1,000 per year for four years provided the student continues to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and makes satisfactory progress as a full-time student toward a degree in one of the programs specified above.

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:

    1. A completed application.
    2. A sealed high school transcript.
    3. A recommendation letter from your vocational or technical education teacher or counselor.

The scholarship committee may interview top candidates for the final selection. 

Clausing Industrial, Inc. scholarship description and application:

DESCRIPTION

APPLICATION

Submit application by February 1 to:
Scholarship Committee
Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA

If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems (269) 276-3554.

 

 

CURRENT CEAS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Retention Scholarship

Funding for these scholarships is the result of differential tuition paid by undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences who are enrolled in one of the three undergraduate technology programs.

Eligibility and criteria for award
  • All undergraduate students within the Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems—EDMMS—are eligible to apply.
  • Award preference will be given to students who have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
  • Recipients and amounts will be determined based on merit or need.
  • The EDMMS Scholarship Committee will determine the recipients and amounts of the scholarship with input from the departmental faculty.
  • The minimum amount to be awarded to a student is $500.
  • Awards will be made to student accounts in two installments: 50 percent fall term and 50 percent spring term. 
  • Students must be enrolled in good standing in an undergraduate EDMMS program to receive their awards.
Application process

Students may be considered for a scholarship either by completing the application posted on the EDMMS webpage or by being nominated for a scholarship by an EDMMS faculty member. Applications should include a resume, WIN, program and the name of an EDMMS faculty member who supports the application (a letter of support is not required).

Faculty members nominating students must provide the student’s name, WIN, and program and the student must provide a resume to the scholarship committee and should complete an application.

Student-filed and faculty-nominated applications must be received by the posted deadline of March 15.

Deadline for applying is March 15.

Application

 

Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club—KAARC—Scholarship

Description: KAARC offers two scholarships of $500 to full-time WMU students studying automotive engineering technology or a closely related field. Applicants must have completed 30 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Scholarship recipients must attend a KAARC function to discuss their area of study with the members.

Application deadline is March 15.

Application

 

Herbert E. Ellinger Scholarship

Students who have completed at least 26 credit hours, are enrolled in a Department of  Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems technology program and have demonstrated an interest in automotive technology are eligible. Students majoring in any of the curricula listed below are invited to apply for this scholarship:

  • Engineering Management Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Herbert E. Ellinger Scholarship was originally established in 1983 when Mr. Ellinger retired as one of the automotive faculty at Western Michigan University. This award is intended to stimulate and recognize promising students as an encouragement in pursuing studies related to the automotive field.
This is a one-time award for $500.
To apply for this scholarship:

    1. You should have completed at least 26 credit hours.
    2. You should have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
    3. Submit a completed application.
    4. Include a current résumé with the application.

Submit application by March 15 to:

Scholarship Committee
Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI  49008-5336 USA
Applications can also be submitted to the Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems office located in room F-232.

Ellinger scholarship description and application:

DESCRIPTION

Application

Applications may also be picked up at the EDMMS departmental office in F-232.

 

Roscoe Douglas Scholarship

SME Chapter 116 - Kalamazoo

History

The Kalamazoo scholarship fund honors Roscoe H. Douglas, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, who passed away in January 1993. Douglas was an active Society of Manufacturing Engineers—SME— member at Chapter 116 for many years. This fund supports an annual scholarship for a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing engineering at Western Michigan University. Douglas helped assemble the transmission for Sunseeker, the first solar-powered car built by WMU, and helped make parts for suspension and steering for Sunseeker '93, the university's second solar-powered car.
At the time of his retirement, Douglas was the mechanical engineering department's representative to the American Association of University Professors, served as faculty advisor to the SME student chapter and had completed robotics-teaching curriculum that involved a nationwide survey of colleges and universities.

Criteria
  • Scholarship applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Western Michigan University.
  • Scholarship applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours and are seeking a career in manufacturing engineering or manufacturing engineering technology.
  • Scholarship applicants must possess an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
  • The scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, fees, or tuition.

Application and registration:

  • Deadline for applications is February 1.
  • Applications must be submitted to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers through their website.
  • Registration and application information is available at https://scholarships.smeef.org/applications/

Description

The University offers a host of scholarships, grants and financial aid opportunities.

For more information: WMU Student financial aid.