Western Michigan University's Department of Military Science and Leadership has several existing endowments to which anyone may make additional contributions. For any endowment, the amount you contribute is never touched and remains in the endowment in perpetuity. This is called the corpus. These funds are combined with other funds within the University and invested. Each year the department is able to draw funds from the interest and earnings made by the corpus. As the corpus grows, the amount the department can spend each year grows. Our current endowments are as follows:
Alumni and Friends of ROTC Cadet Fund
This fund may be used at the discretion of the professor of military science to support cadets in the Army ROTC program. The intent is to give the professor of military science broad latitude to determine the best use of available funds. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may do so via the Army ROTC Endowment site or by downloading the donor form and mailing a check.
Herbert W. Kenz Army ROTC Cadet Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a cadet who is a full-time junior or senior, maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0, and exhibits the following character traits and commitment to the principle of balance in one's life: positive attitude toward others and the future; balance in life related to family, friends, work, education, athletics and the arts; and embodiment of the Army values. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may do so via the Herb Kenz ROTC Fund site or by downloading the donor form and mailing a check.
Captain Drew Russell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a cadet who maintains a GPA of 3.25, is involved in extracurricular activities and demonstrates a desire to become an Army officer. Preference will be given to former non-commissioned officers. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may do so via the Captain Drew Russell Fund site or by downloading the donor form and mailing a check.
Colonel Richard A. Sperling Distinguished Service Cross Scholarship
This endowment is dedicated to Army ROTC cadets, but maintained by the WMU College of Aviation. The scholarship is awarded annually to a contracted cadet who is majoring in aviation flight science or who has expressed a strong interest in taking flight training at WMU and who has maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may do so via the Colonel Richard Sperling Fund site or by contacting the College of Aviation.
If you would like to create a new endowment or make other gifts to the department, contact the development office at (269) 387-8700.
Our mailing address is:
Western Michigan University
Department of Military Science and Leadership
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5249 USA
If sending a check, please note in the memo field the name of the fund (if any) to which you would like it applied.