Scholarships

The application period for the 2016-17 scholarships is closed.

Departmental scholarship eligibility requirements

  • Declared major or pre-major in computer information systems, electronic business marketing, health informatics and information management or telecommunications and information management at Western Michigan University, including students from the Department of Marketing, College of Health and Human Services and School of Communication, due to the majors being interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Overall WMU GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Expected graduation date of December 2016 or later.
  • Enrolled in 6 credit hours or more.

2016-17 scholarships

  • Auto-Owners Insurance: one award of $500.
  • BIS Advisory Council: two awards of $500.
  • Denny and Susan Stults: one award of $500.
  • Department of Business Information Systems: one award of $500.
  • Eaton Corporation: one award of $1,500.
  • Hunan Gardens: one award of $1,500.
  • Meemic Insurance: one award of $500.
  • Richard and Shelby Burton: one award of $1,000.
  • Secant Technologies: one award of $1,000.

Dr. Bernadine P. Branchaw Scholarship eligibility requirements

  • Declared major in computer information systems, electronic business marketing, health informatics and information management or telecommunications and information management at Western Michigan University, including students from the Department of Marketing, College of Health and Human Services and School of Communication, due to the majors being interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Overall WMU GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Full-time (12 credit hours or more) junior at time of application.
  • US citizen.
  • 12 credit hours or more completed of courses offered by the Department of Business Information Systems.
  • Evidence of leadership.

2016-17 scholarships

  • Dr. Bernadine P. Branchaw: one award of $2,000 and two awards of $500.

Donor information

Each year, the Department of Business Information Systems acquires donations for scholarships from corporate partners, alumni and friends. These awards vary in number and amount year to year. Typically, the department is able to offer about ten awards totaling $10,000 or more.

If you are interested in becoming a donor, please contact the department at (269) 387-5410.

2016-17 scholarship recipients

  • Jill Bartz, Bloomingdale, Michigan
  • Yu-Young Chiang, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Thomas Clinkenbeard, Bolingbrook, Illinois
  • Amy Felzke, Midland, Michigan
  • Hallie Green, Caledonia, Michigan
  • Abbigail Griffith, Dearborn, Michigan
  • Cierra Kabat, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Jade Kukuczka, Traverse City, Michigan
  • Aminah Latif, Wayland, Michigan
  • Pooja Mandagere, Portage, Michigan
  • Gorakh Mehan, Caledonia, Michigan
  • Garrett Miner, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Erin Sionkowski, Ferndale, Michigan