Precollege scholarship

MLK G.O.L.D. Scholarship

(Michigan & Non-Michigan Residents)

Award amount: $8,000 per year (renewable up to a total of four years) 

Eligible applicants must:
  • Have at least two years of participation in one of the following programs: TRiO Programs: Education Opportunity Center, GEAR UP, Talent Search, or Upward Bound.
  • Have participated in a Migrant Education Program.
Additional Requirements:
  • Must have a 3.2 high school grade point average and be admitted to the University.
  • Must complete the scholarship application in its entirety:
    • An essay AND
      • Letter from one of the above TRiO Program Directors OR
      • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from a Migrant Education Program.
If Awarded, Student Must:
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average and satisfactory academic progress.
  • Participate in the Martin Luther King Jr Academy.
Application Deadline: January 19
  • Applied and admitted by WMU Office of Admissions by scholarship deadline. It is strongly recommended that you apply to WMU by December 15 to ensure that your application has been processed in time.

Award Participants Notified: February 1

Application is on paper  or online and must be submitted to the Office of Admissions (1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008-5211).