New students transferring from a community college may be considered for one of the following merit-based awards. Students must have transferred at least 26 semester hours by January 2016, and must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average in transferable courses (as calculated by the Office of Admissions) for consideration. All newly admitted transfer students who meet the scholarship criteria will be sent information about consideration.
For all competitive transfer scholarships, recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal residents. Disbursement of all awards begins with the fall 2016 semester. The following information describes transfer scholarships to be awarded for 2016 entry only. Future years' scholarships will be determined annually and are subject to change.
Michigan Community College Competitive Transfer Scholarships
To be considered for a competitive transfer scholarship, you must submit all documents required for admission, including up-to-date transcripts, to the Office of Admissions and they must be postmarked by March 1, 2016. Recipients of these scholarships will be selected by the Transfer Scholarship Selection Committee and notified in April.
Non-Michigan Resident Community College Competitive Transfer scholarships
To be considered for both of these competitive transfer scholarships, you are encouraged to apply by January 2016. Qualified, admitted students will be considered for the limited number of awards on a rolling basis from January to March as funds remain available. Please see the full details for more information.
Other University scholarships
Western Michigan University has a variety of departmental and endowed scholarships available for transfer students. Departmental scholarships are administered directly by colleges, schools, alumni and academic departments. Endowed scholarships are administered by the Office of Financial Aid. Please click below to view a list of departmental and endowed scholarships specifically for transfer students, as well as links to other scholarships for which you may be eligible. The deadlines for these awards vary between January 15 and February 16, 2016.