A number of scholarships are available for students enrolled at the College of Aviation. Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships that match their interests, career goals, financial and/or academic needs. 

College of Aviation scholarship Blog

The scholarship blog provides up to date scholarship opportunities and information. Subscribe by email to receive updates when new scholarship opportunities become available. To help find scholarships you're eligible for, you can search the blog by major, too. Search "flight science", "management and operations", and "technical operations" or "tech ops". 

Internal scholarships

These internal scholarships are exclusive to the WMU College of Aviation; recipients are internally selected by the College of Aviation after receiving an application from interested students.   The internal scholarship application will open December 1, with a deadline of January 15.

  • College of Aviation W.K. Kellogg Foundation Diversity in Aviation Scholarship
  • College of Aviation Alumni and Friends Scholarship
  • College of Aviation General Scholarship Application

Guidance for applicants

When applying for scholarships, it is important to follow the directions carefully. Scholarship selection committees are very particular, and attention to detail is usually one of the first sorting criteria followed. Therefore, when submitting your scholarship packet, make sure to include all of the requested documents.

For example, certain scholarships may request a resume, cover letter, letter of recommendation and an essay. When submitting the resume, pay close attention to what was requested by the scholarship criteria. The resumes may be evaluated on the stated objective, educational background, work experience/extracurricular activities/volunteer work, leadership roles held and the overall quality and appearance of the resume. Some scholarship applications may ask for an essay on a specific topic. Make sure the essay is formatted correctly, well written and answers the question asked. In addition, essay may be evaluated on the following criteria: the quality of the introduction (a brief abstract), development of the topic (amount, depth and specificity of supporting details), conclusion (summarizes the material and does not introduce new material), sentence structure (grammar), mechanical conventions (spelling, capitalization and punctuation) and overall quality and appearance.