MLK G.O.L.D. Scholarship

About the Fall 2021 MLK G.O.L.D. Scholarship

Award amount

  • $32,000 over four years / $8,000 per year

Consideration criteria

  • 3.00+ weighted cumulative GPA at the time of admission
  • Admissible to WMU
  • Meet at least two of the following criteria:
  1. Participation in a pre-college/bridge or migrant education program. Pre-college/bridge programs include, but are not limited to, the following TRiO Programs: Education Opportunity Center, GEAR UP, Talent Search, or Upward Bound. Letter of verification from director of the pre-college, migrant, or TRiO program is required. 
  2. Eligible for participation in the Federal Free or Reduced Price lunch program.
  3. First-generation college student.
  • Must be a first-year student enrolling in the fall.


  • Complete admission application file† and scholarship application due in ScholarshipUniverse by February 15, 2021 March 15, 2021


*Scholarships are awarded based on the transcript GPA at the time of admission. GPA requirements are based on a 4.00 scale. Transcript GPAs that are not on a 4.00 scale will be recalculated accordingly. Students awarded more than one Office of Admissions scholarship will be awarded the scholarship of highest value. Awards are subject to change.

†A complete admission application file includes: application (Common App (including WMU supplement) - OR - WMU institutional application), official high school transcripts, and $40 application fee or fee waiver. Students who wish for an ACT/SAT score to be considered in review must self-report their score on the admission application. Please visit for more information and tips.