Each year, Business majors are invited to apply for various scholarships available to all business students through Financial Aid www.wmich.edu/finaid or Haworth College of Business scholarships www.wmich.edu/business/scholarships. In addition, Management students qualify for a variety of departmental scholarships and awards. These are not scholarships in the traditional sense. These are achievement awards for academic excellence or leadership or service or some combination of the three. As such, there is no application process since candidates are nominated and selected by the faculty without any input or knowledge from the students. These are awarded at the end of the academic year.
Dr. Fred V and Jeanne Hartenstein Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Leadership in Management
Funds provide for one full or part-time undergraduate student enrolled in a BBA program with a Management major. The student must demonstrate leadership among peers and be involved or hold leadership positions in student organizations. The student must demonstrate general intellectual promise as evident by an interest in pursuing an MBA degree with a minimum GPA 3.5.
The Dr. James W. Hill Leadership Award
This annual award is presented to an undergraduate student who exemplifies ethics and leadership within the BBA program.
The Distinguished Service Award for the Department of Management
This award, funded by an alumnus of the department, is given annually to a management major or minor for distinguished service to the department, engaging in worthy endeavors and contributing to organizations.
The Dr. Kimon Bournazos Award for the Study and Practice of HRM
This award, established by the family and friends in memory of Professor Bournazos, is given to several Human Resource Management majors who demonstrate scholarship, leadership, and interpersonal communication skills and who plan to work as a human resource manager.
The Jeff Robideau Award for Meritorious Scholarship
This award established by an alumnus of the Department, provides scholarship funds to full-time Management or Human Resource majors with junior or senior status and based on outstanding academic achievement.
The Dean Arnold E. Schneider Management Achievement Award
This achievement award was established by the founding dean of the College of Business and his family. This award is provided for juniors and seniors who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholarship and service qualities.
The Dr. Henry Beam MBA Excellence Award
This award is funded by the family and friends of Dr. Beam. It is presented annually to the outstanding MBA student whose concentration is Management.
The Timmy Parker Memorial Pay It Forward Scholarship in Management
This award will go to a full-time or part-time upper class student with a major or minor in the study of Management. This student must exemplify the following character traits and commitment to the principle of “paying it forward” by exhibiting a positive attitude toward others and the future, a balance in his/her life related to family, friends, work education, athletics and the arts. Most importantly, the recipient must live boldly in the world with a determination to be a positive change agent in whatever he/she endeavors to accomplish.