Scholarships

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.

2015-16 scholarships

  • Auto-Owners Insurance: one award of $500.
  • BlueGranite: one award of $750.
  • Denny and Susan Stults: one award of $500.
  • Department of Business Information Systems: two awards of $1,000 and one award of $500.
  • Eaton Corporation: one award of $1,500.
  • Hunan Gardens: one award of $1,500.
  • Infutor Data Solutions: 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.

2015-16 scholarships

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

Application

Applications for 2016-17 scholarships must be submitted before midnight on Tuesday, March 1. Late applications will not be accepted.

Apply for all available Business Information Systems scholarships

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.

2015-16 scholarship recipients

  • Amy Felzke, Midland, Michigan
  • Hallie Green, Caledonia, Michigan
  • Janel Langley, Dorr, Michigan
  • Julia Maassen, Livonia, Michigan
  • Colleen McInerney, Crestwood, Illinois
  • Gorakh Mehan, Caledonia, Michigan
  • Nathan Phillips, Ravenna, Michigan
  • Carrie Renfrow, Natchez, Michigan
  • Quinn Sheridan, Dowagiac, Michigan
  • Erin Sionkowski, Ferndale, Michigan
  • Izabella Stone, Mattawan, Michigan
  • Renee Stone, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Jonathan Trapane, Kalamazoo, Michigan