First-Year Scholarships

Incoming fall 2022 first-year undergraduate students who wish to be considered for admission scholarships should complete their admission application file † by the Early Action deadline of December 15, 2021 (unless otherwise indicated). 

Information in the admission application (i.e., extracurricular activities, honors and awards, essay/personal statement) will be used to determine your eligibility for scholarships and will be used in the selection process. Make sure to fully complete all areas of the admission application to maximize your consideration for these opportunities.

Students with a 3.60+ GPA* at the time of admission will automatically be invited to join Lee Honors College.

fall 2022 admission Scholarships

Medallion Scholarship Program
Value: Up to $64,000 ($16,000/year for four years)
Consideration Criteria: The Medallion Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship at WMU. Medallion scholars stand out among their peers. Students are selected through a competitive, holistic review of the admission application file. Up to 60 semifinalists will be selected to participate in an interview to select up to 20 Medallion Scholars. 
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by the Early Action deadline of December 15, 2021.

Foundation Scholars
Value: $64,000 ($16,000/year for four years). 
Consideration Criteria: 3.70 GPA* at the time of admission and verified, significant financial need
Deadline: Complete admission application file† and scholarship application due in ScholarshipUniverse by February 15, 2022. The application will open on December 1, 2021.

Bronco Merit 
Value: $16,000 ($4,000/year for four years). 
Criteria: 3.85 GPA* at the time of admission
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by the Early Action deadline of December 15, 2021.

Bronco Honors
Value:
$12,000 ($3,000/year for four years) 
Criteria: 3.60 GPA* at the time of admission
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by the Early Action deadline of December 15, 2021. 

Brown & Gold
Value: $8,000 ($2,000/year for four years) 
Criteria: 3.30 GPA* at the time of admission
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by the Early Action deadline of December 15, 2021.

Bronco Recognition
Value: $6,000 ($1,500/year for four years) 
Criteria: 
3.00 GPA* at the time of admission
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by the Early Action deadline of December 15, 2021.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Admitted Broncos are encouraged to review and apply for additional scholarships using WMU's scholarship-matching tool, ScholarshipUniverse, which students can log in to using their Bronco NetID and password. ScholarshipUniverse houses both institutional and external scholarships. Further instructions on how to log in to and navigate ScholarshipUniverse can be found here.

ScholarshipUniverse

College Departmental Awards
Explore departmental scholarships and awards specific to majors and programs of study. 
Value/criteria: Awards and eligibility criteria vary by department. Supplemental material(s) may be required for consideration.
Deadline: Scholarship applications due in ScholarshipUniverse by February 15, 2022. Applications will open on December 1, 2021. 

MLK GOLD Scholarship
Value: $32,000 ($8,000/year for four years)
Criteria: 3.00+ GPA at the time of admission and at least two of the following criteria: participation in a pre-college/bridge or migrant education program, eligible for participation in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program, and/or first generation college student. 
Deadline: Completed admission application file† and scholarship application due in ScholarshipUniverse by February 15, 2022. The application will open on December 1, 2021.

Endowed Scholarships
Value/criteria: Award amounts and eligibility requirements vary
Deadline: Scholarship application due in ScholarshipUniverse by February 15, 2022. Applications will open on December 1, 2021.

Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
Value/criteria: Competitive, one-time, non-renewable award worth $1,000. View eligibility requirements and further details here.
Deadline: Scholarship application due in ScholarshipUniverse by February 15, 2022

Seita Scholarship
Value: Partial tuition scholarship
Criteria: Students who have lived some or all of their teenage years in foster care. Additional criteria.
Deadline: Scholarship application due by May 15, 2022**.

Notes

Students awarded more than one Office of Admissions scholarship will be awarded the scholarship of highest value. Awards are subject to change.

*Scholarships are awarded based on the transcript GPA at the time of admission. GPA requirements are based on the cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale. Transcript GPAs that are not on a 4.00 scale will be recalculated accordingly.

A complete admission application file includes: application (Common App including WMU supplement), 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 app. Students interested in Aviation Flight Science must complete their admission application by the Early Action deadline.  

**Deadline is extended to next business day if published date occurs over the weekend.

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