Scholarships

Western Michigan University scholarships

Lynne and Charlene Fogarty McKee Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility criteria

  • Five recipients selected.
  • Must demonstrate high financial need.
  • Women only are eligible.

Awards

  • $3,000 non-renewable scholarship as long as funds are available

Application

  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information: (269) 387-6000.
  • View the scholarship description.
  • Application is available Jan. 1 through April 1.
  • Deadline is April 1.

Lynne C. McCauley Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility criteria

  • Full-time students majoring in the humanities, such as English, music or theatre.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Preference given to women.

Awards

  • Varies

Application

Patricia Dangremond Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility criteria

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Student must demonstrate financial need.

Awards

  • $1,000 non-renewable

Application

  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information: (269) 387-6000.
  • View the scholarship description.
  • Application available Jan. 1 through April 1.
  • Deadline is April 1.

The Women’s Education Coalition

Eligibility criteria

The Women's Education Coalition Grant Program is a scholarship program facilitated by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and was created in 1995 via a joint venture between four area women's groups. Its purpose is to provide renewable grant assistance to women who are currently underemployed or unemployed and are in need of education to become financially self-sufficient. Eligible recipients must be residents of Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph or Van Buren counties in Michigan.

Awards

  • $250 to $4,000 (renewable)

Application

  • Contact the Women's Education Coalition for more information: (269) 381-4416.
  • View the grant description.
  • The deadline for applications is May 15.

Jennifer C. Wenger International Study and Travel Scholarship

Eligibility criteria

Study or work abroad in the United Kingdom. Preference given to female students, anthropology or sociology majors and/or gender and women's studies majors or minors. Should be employed part time as evidence of commitment to assisting with costs of their education at WMU.

Awards

  • Minimum $500 to $1000

Application

Scholarship opportunities beyond WMU

  • Back to College: Resources for Re-entry Student offers very extensive resources devoted primarily to adult learners, though a number of the resources should also help traditional-age students. Includes a very extensive financial aid section.
  • BPW Foundation Career Advancement Scholarship Program offers scholarships to women 25 or older who are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, have been accepted into an accredited course of study in a United States institution, will graduate 12 to 24 months from the date of the grant and strongly need financial assistance.
  • College Answer offers an extensive, searchable database of scholarships and fellowships for students from high school through graduate school. You have to register, but registration is ree, as are the searches. You're asked a number of questions that are designed to pinpoint the financial aid opportunities for which you qualify. Sponsored by Sallie Mae.
  • Daniel Kovach Foundation Scholarships offers a scholarship award for female students, bloggers and students studying in any of the following fields: business, library and information science, media, as well as minority students and people studying to become teachers. Scholarships are awarded several times a year.
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program has made a $1 billion commitment to support the college and graduate education of high-achieving, low-income African-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American/Alaskan Native, and Asian Pacific-American students in the disciplines of mathematics, science, engineering, education and library science, where these groups are severely underrepresented.
  • Google 2008 Anita Borg Scholarship offers $10,000 scholarships for female undergraduate or graduate students in computer science, computer engineering or a related field, in honor of computer scientist Dr. Anita Borg.
  • Graduate Fellowships for Women offers an extensive set of links to information about graduate fellowships for women in a wide variety of fields. The listing is provided by Cornell University, but most of the grants come from sources outside Cornell and are not restricted to Cornell students.
  • HORIZONS Foundation Scholarship Program offers the HORIZONS scholarship award, sponsored by the organization Women in Defense, to encourage women to pursue careers related to U.S. national security interests. Applicants should be pursuing studies in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business, law, international relations, political science, operations research or economics (or another discipline if you can demonstrate its relevance to a career in national security or defense). Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply; undergraduates must have attained at least junior status (60 credits). Scholarships range from $500 to $2000, and recipients of past awards may reapply for further financial aid.
  • IEEE Scholarships and Awards offers scholarships, awards and competitions for both graduate and undergraduate students in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering and related fields.
  • National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. Awards will pay up to $20,000 for one year; recipients may reapply for additional years (not to exceed four scholarship years).
  • Office of Personnel Management's Scholarships for Service: Cyber Corps offers up to two years of tuition, room, board, books and an annual stipend for undergraduates and graduate students at selected colleges and universities who are interested in the "information assurance" field. The awards carry with them an obligation to perform a 10-week internship and to work for a U.S. federal agency in an information assurance position for a period of up to two years. The awards are open only to U.S. citizens.
  • Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Women offers a large, well-organized site with a searchable database. In addition to a section for women, there are sections devoted to subject areas such as computer sciences and engineering and sections for specific racial and ethnic groups such as African-Americans, ethnic groups and studies, Hispanic-Americans, minorities, and Native-Americans, as well as a host of other sections.
  • Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program offers annual awards to women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in ABET-accredited engineering programs, engineering at SWE-approved schools or computer science in CSAB-accredited programs, or ABET-accredited or SWE-approved schools. Includes information on awards targeted to reentry women.
  • Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards offers Women's Opportunity Awards to assist women entering or re-entering the workforce in obtaining the education and skills training they need to improve their employment status. Applicants must be female heads of household who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational or skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Recipients may use their awards for any expenses related to their educational pursuits, such as tuition, books, housing, child care and transportation.
  • Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund offers need-based scholarships for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago and are seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university or a vocational-technical school.
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Scholarship awards one-year scholarships of $2000 each for students majoring in engineering (including computer engineering) and entering their senior year in college, and is sponsored by the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.