Each year, faculty members from across the University select the most outstanding senior in their various academic schools, departments and programs to represent their units as a WMU Presidential Scholar. The Presidential Scholar designation is the highest academic honor that WMU can bestow on its undergraduates. Selection is based on the students' general academic excellence, academic and artistic excellence relative to their majors, and intellectual and artistic promise.
- December 15
- Senior (88 or more credits by the start of the spring semester)
- Academic and/or artistic excellence and promise in the student's program
- Students that graduate in December are eligible
- Student must be nominated by faculty (one per area)