2019 Foundation Scholarship Application

The Foundation Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students who meet specific financial need criteria.  To be considered for the award, students must be either a ward of the state, homeless, Undocumented, or receiving free/reduced lunch in school.  Students with other family situations demonstrating high financial need may apply; a determination of eligibility will be made on a case by case basis.  

The completed admissions application, scholarship application (below), and requested documents are due Friday, February 15, 2019.  Review of all scholarship applications will begin after the deadline.

Need verification documents can be submitted one of three ways:

1. Uploaded as PDF attachments within the questionnaire

2. Emailed from your WMU email address to mark.delorey@wmich.edu

3. Mailed to Mark Delorey at the postal address below

Mark Delorey
ATTN: Foundation Scholarship
Office of Admissions
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave. 
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5211

If you have any questions about the financial questionnaire, please contact Mark Delorey at mark.delorey@wmich.edu

For questions about admissions criteria or your application to WMU, please contact the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000. 

Student Information
WMU identification number can be found in your admissions 'welcome' email and on GoWMU.
Essay Questions
Your answers should be thoughtful, but concise. Responses are limited to 100-125 words for each question.
Video Submission
Your video will be evaluated on the content of your response, rather than production quality. Before you submit your link, be sure to test your video for visual and audio clarity. Your video must be accessible through the end of March 2019. Your video should be uploaded to YouTube. If you don't have a YouTube account, please refer to Google's help documentation for assistance with setting up an account and uploading your video. We recommend that your video be unlisted, but not private (see instructions at https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177). After your video has been uploaded, follow Google's instructions for sharing a video to get the correct URL for your video and enter it in the field below. This form can only be submitted once, so make sure you have the correct URL before submitting.
Create a short video (no more than 2 minutes) responding to the following prompt: How has your life story influenced your future goals?
Student Status
If uploading documentation for your status, please attach file here.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Financial Questionnaire
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
If you do not live with your parents, please provide a brief description of your financial situation, and attach a copy of your 2015 federal 1040 if you filed a return.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

Financial information will be reviewed during the financial aid verification process.  Any misleading or false statements could result in a review and possible cancellation of your Foundation Scholarship offer.