Scholarships

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Opportunities

To inquire about available spendable dollars or eligibility, please contact the Director of Operations at (269) 387-6327 or email tiffany.white@wmich.edu. To complete the application, please use this form in Word or PDF. Submit application in any of these formats: via email to tiffany.white@wmich.edu; via fax to (269) 387-6331; postal mail to WMU, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, attention: Tiffany B. White, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5372; or hand deliver to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Adrian Trimpe Building.

Please note that prior to awarding a scholarship, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion requires students to complete a financial literacy module.

Honorable Dennis Wayne Archer Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: A full-time undergraduate student who has a GPA of 3.0 or above at the time of the application. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate a financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and who are first generation college students or are from historically underrepresented student populations. The amount of the award will be determined by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s scholarship committee and will be based upon the endowment’s available spendable dollars.

Doctors Paul Brown and Bassett Brown and the V. Delores Brown Scholarship

Eligibility: Preference will be given to minority students enrolled in programs of study in pre-medicine, pre-dental or paramedical fields. The amount of the award will be determined by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s scholarship committee and will be based upon the endowment’s available spendable dollars.

Ronald E. Hall Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: The fund shall support students in the Haworth College of Business. Eligible candidates will be undergraduate students enrolled in a major in the Haworth College of Business, be in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress towards degree completion. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by Student Financial Aid, who are first generation college students or are from historically underrepresented student populations, be members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and be students from greater metropolitan Detroit. The award is to be used for tuition, fees, books, on campus room and board or international/study abroad expenses.

Dr. William F. Pickard Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: Preference shall also be given to African American students who are U.S. citizens. Preference shall be given to members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. All other resources from Financial Aid must have been exhausted or not available. The amount of the award will be determined by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's scholarship committee and will be based upon the endowment's available spendable dollars. 

Dr. William F. Pickard Scholars Program

Eligibility: This scholarship shall be preferentially governed according to the following: (1) This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who has completed between 45 and 75 credit hours and has a GPA of 3.0 or above at the time of application and must plan to pursue a graduate degree. (2) Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate a financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and who are first generation college students or are from historically underrepresented populations. (3) The amount of the award will be determined by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's scholarship committee and will be based upon the endowment's available spendable dollars. 

Raymond Snowden Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship shall be preferentially governed according to the following: (1) This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who has a GPA of 3.0 or above at the time of application and must plan to pursue a graduate degree. (2) Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate a financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and who are first generation college students or are from historically underrepresented populations. (3) The amount of the award will be determined by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's scholarship committee and will be based upon the endowment's available spendable dollars.

Dr. Charles C. Warfield Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress towards degree completion. This scholarship shall be preferentially governed according to the following: (1) Students who demonstrate a financial need as determined by Student Financial Aid. (2) Students who are first-generation college students or are from historically underrepresented student populations. (3) Students who are from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The amount of the award will be determined by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's scholarship committee and will be based upon the endowment's spendable dollars.

Other scholarship opportunities

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation has scholarship opportunities available on their website.