President Montgomery stands at the podium in the Michigan Science Center.

Empowering Futures Scholarships

President Edward Montgomery has announced $2.4 million in scholarships impacting 1,350 new and current Broncos, thanks to the generous alumni donors behind the Empowering Futures Gift. But, that's just the beginning.

  • No. 1 in Michigan for earnings by graduates from all backgrounds

  • 9 of 10 Broncos are employed quickly, working in their field in jobs they like

  • 92% of students felt instructors cared about them as a person

Experience Western Michigan University

  • A woman in her graduation cap and gown moves her hand to her tassel.

    The Empowering Futures Gift

    This historic $550 million gift—the largest for a public university in U.S. history—is a commitment to WMU’s mission to create an inclusive education that empowers people and communities to create a bright future for all.

    Learn more

  • A student holding up a smartphone with the WellTrack app open.

    Wellness at Western

    Our goal is to prepare our students for a life well-lived by helping them to pursue, thrive and prosper. That's why Western launched two new holistic wellness tools to help students explore their strengths and areas for growth.

    Explore these tools

  • Zabi Najafi sitting on the porch of a home.

    First-Year Faces

    Western's incoming class is ready to change the world. With goals of promoting social justice, improving sustainability and cultivating a love for math and sports, these future Broncos are excited to pursue their passions.

    Read their stories


Rise and Shine Challenge

Date: Jan. 24
Time: 8:00am
It is essential to take in proper nutritional requirements throughout the day and what you choose for breakfast can make or break the health benefits of the meal. This 5-Day Food Group Challenge will help jump-start your day with a healthy breakfast and develop healthy habits to weave into your morning routine. Rise and Shine Challenge starts Monday, Jan. 24 and runs until the of the day on Friday, Jan. 28