First-Year Scholarships

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

Information in the admissions 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 admissions application to maximize your consideration for these opportunities.

Students with a 3.60+ GPA* will automatically be invited to join Lee Honors College.

fall 2021 admissions 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 approximately 20 Medallion Scholars. 
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by Early Action deadline of December 15.

Foundation Scholars
Value: $64,000 ($16,000/year for four years). 
Consideration Criteria: 3.70 GPA* and verified, significant financial need
Deadline: Completed admission application file† and supplemental materials due by February 15. 

Bronco Merit 
Value: $10,000 ($2,500/year for four years). 
Criteria: 3.85 GPA*
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by Early Action deadline of December 15. 

Bronco Honors
Value:
$9,000 ($2,250/year for four years) 
Criteria: 3.70 GPA*
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by Early Action deadline of December 15. 

Brown & Gold
Value: $8,000 ($2,000/year for four years) 
Criteria: 3.50 GPA*
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by Early Action deadline of December 15.

Bronco Recognition
Value: $4,000 ($1,000/year for four years) 
Criteria: 
3.25 GPA*
Deadline: Complete admission application file† by Early Action deadline of December 15.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

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: Deadlines vary and most occur in January and February.

MLK GOLD Scholarship
Value: $32,000 ($8,000/year for four years)
Criteria: 3.00+ GPA 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 supplemental materials due by February 15. 

Endowed Scholarships
Value/criteria: Award amounts and eligibility requirements vary
Deadline: The endowed scholarships application will be available in early December 2020. Applications are due by February 15.

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**

Notes

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

*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) - 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 wmich.edu/apply for more information and tips.

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

View Fall 2020 Scholarships