Application for Scholarship Award


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Western Michigan University Paper Technology Foundation scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis. Applications must be completed for each academic year a student would like to be considered for an award with awards deposits occurring at the beginning of each semester. An application is available below or can be picked up in the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering as well as the foundation office.

Scholarship application

Scholarship application process for new and transfer students

Paper Technology Foundation scholarship applicants who are eligible for an award will be processed according to the following time frame:

  • Dec. 1
    Top 20 students accepted based upon ACT composite score; the balance are placed on a waiting list.
  • Jan. 1
    Top 10 students accepted based upon non-weighted essay score and ACT composite score; the balance are placed on a waiting list.
  • Feb. 1
    Top 10 students accepted based upon non-weighted essay score and ACT composite score; the balance are placed on a waiting list.

Applications received by Dec. 1 will receive an additional $500 early bird award!

Waitlist process

New and transfer students beyond the first 40 accepted will be awarded on a funds-available basis. The decision will be made by the Paper Technology Foundation Scholarship Review Committee each August. Wait list applicants will be awarded based upon a total score according to the following method:

ACT score (50 percent) + Essay score (30 percent) + application month score (20 percent) = Total Score Application Month Score

MonthPoint value
Dec. 1 12
Jan. 1 8
Feb. 1 4
March to Aug. 1 0

Application deadlines

For continuing students

  • Fall 2017 and spring 2018: Saturday, April 15, 2017
  • Fall 2018 and spring 2019: April 1, 2018
  • Fall 2019 and spring 2020: April 1, 2019

For new and transfer students

  • Fall 2017: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
  • Fall 2018: Feb. 1, 2018
  • Fall 2019: Feb. 1, 2019

Mailing address

Mail your completed application to:

Paper Technology Foundation Inc.
Western Michigan University
4651 Campus Dr
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5438 USA

Fax: (269) 276-3535