Scholarships

Western Michigan University students who are majoring in any of the business programs may apply for Haworth College of Business scholarships. By completing this scholarship application, you are automatically considered for all scholarships listed below. In addition, many departmental and program-level scholarships are available. Students may apply for college, departmental and program scholarships.

Application

The application period for the 2019-20 academic year will be open from December 3, 2018, through January 31, 2019.

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All Haworth College of Business students are eligible to be considered for the scholarships listed below. A separate application is required for departmental and program scholarships.

The dean of the college and the Haworth College of Business Scholarship Committee decide on the distribution of scholarship money available to our students. To be considered for college scholarships (below), you must complete the Haworth College of Business Scholarship Application. This application requires the following:

  • Names of at least one and no more than two faculty members, teachers, or counselors who may provide recommendations for you.
    • Transfer: List the names and email addresses for one or two faculty members from your current institution.
    • High school seniors: List the names and email addresses for one or two high school teachers or counselors.
    • Current WMU students: List the names and email addresses for one or two faculty members.

Haworth College of Business scholarships

Automatic scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded automatically without application.

  • Scholarships for incoming first year students
    • Dean’s All Stars: Awarded to top students with an exceptional ACT/SAT score and high school GPA
  • Current students
    • Current student merit scholarships: Awarded to top students in sophomore, junior and senior levels with an exceptional cumulative WMU GPA
    • Current need-based scholarships: Awarded to top students in sophomore, junior and senior levels with an exceptional cumulative WMU GPA and demonstrated financial need

Application scholarships

An application is required for the scholarships listed below. The application period runs from December 1 to the end of January 31.

Department and program scholarships

Scholarship descriptions

Adam R. & Deborah L. Dingwall Business Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, undergraduate student in the Haworth College of Business.
  • Must be a junior or senior.

Award criteria:

  • The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the awarding department based upon the endowment’s available spendable dollars.
  • A minimum of one scholarship shall be awarded annually if sufficient spendable dollars are available.
  • The scholarship funds shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for tuition, fees, and room and board.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester, and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
  • The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient remains a full-time undergraduate student and has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress.

The John G. and Bertha D. Goodman Scholarship (awarded every other year)

Eligibility criteria:

  • The scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Education or the Haworth College of Business.
  • Preference shall be given to students who enhance WMU’s diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application.
  • Shall be awarded based on financial need.

Award criteria:

  • The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the awarding colleges based upon the endowment’s available spendable dollars.
  • A minimum of one scholarship shall be awarded annually, if sufficient spendable dollars are available.
  • The scholarship funds shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for tuition and fees.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
  • The scholarship award period is for one academic year only. It is not renewable because it is an alternation scholarship.

Business Achievement Award

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a junior or senior in the Haworth College of Business.
  • GPA and extra-curricular activities shall be considered.
  • Must be enrolled full-time each semester that the award is received.

Award criteria:

  • Awards may be awarded from the endowment’s earnings, University scholarship donations and other deposits. The distribution shall be determined by the funds available.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the spring semester.

Dean's Engagement Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be an incoming freshman who is currently participating in the Business Professional Association, DECA or FBLA in high school.
  • Student must submit a proof of participation letter from their advisor.

Award criteria:

  • $2,500 four-year renewable scholarship

Jeanna Dubois Carlson Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • The student recipient intends to or is studying accountancy. If no applicants meet this criterion, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student in the Haworth College of Business. 
  • The student recipient must maintain a 3.0 grade point average at Western Michigan University. 
  • Recipients must have attended Columbia Central High School in Brooklyn, Michigan.  If no applicant meets the criterion, then the scholarship may be made available to anyone who attended high school in Jackson County, Michigan.
  • This scholarship is available to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Award criteria:

  • The scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.
  • The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the Haworth College of Business based upon the available spendable dollars from the scholarship fund.

James J. and Martha J. Donoghue Family Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application
  • Must be an incoming full-time freshman enrolled at WMU in a pre-business program, or a current full-time freshman student enrolled in a pre-business program.
  • Preference will be given to an incoming freshman whose home is in Midland County, Michigan; additional preference shall be given to a student who is a graduate of Midland High School.
  • Preference shall be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need; academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.

Award criteria:

  • The amount of the scholarship(s) shall be determined by the Haworth College of Business Scholarship Committee based upon the endowment’s available spendable dollars.
  • A minimum of one scholarship shall be awarded annually, if sufficient spendable dollars are available.
  • The scholarship funds shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for tuition, fees, room and board.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
  • Current recipients may reapply for this scholarship for the next academic year provided they maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and they have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress.

First Agency Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • The recipients shall have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application.
  • Must be a full-time incoming freshman in the Haworth College of Business.

Award criteria:

  • Two equal scholarships will be awarded annually.
  • The amount of the scholarships shall be determined by the awarding department based upon the endowment’s available spending dollars.
  • The scholarship funds will be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and will be available for all educational expenses.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the spring semester.
  • The scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided the student maintains a 2.5 GPA and remains a full-time undergraduate student in the Haworth College of Business.

Francis J. and Margaret E. Fleck Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a student in the Haworth College of Business studying accountancy, business information systems or finance. Preference will be given to a junior or senior student in good academic standing.

GM/EEOC Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Preference is given to GM employees, their spouses, and children.
  • Must be a full-time, undergraduate student in the Haworth College of Business.
  • Recipient will be selected based on who applied for financial assistance.

Award criteria:

  • No student may receive more than $2,500/year; however, the award may be renewed up to three times.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester, and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
  • College determines the amount and number of awards to be provided.
  • Awards may be expanded beyond tuition to include other expenses. Inclusion of the following costs would be appropriate: school books, lab fees, room and board, admission fees, or instructional fees. No recreational sports or social activities are coverable.
  • College requests scholarship nominees to verify GM relationship.

G.W. Haworth Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a high school senior applying for, or admitted to, the Haworth College of Business who demonstrates extraordinary potential to excel.
  • Student must be pursuing accountancy, business information systems, finance and commercial law, management, marketing, or military science and leadership.
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 at the time of application.
  • Student must be a full-time student and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 during their sophomore, junior and senior years.
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent Michigan residence.
  • Student must submit an essay between 200-300 words, describing the applicant's thoughts about how free enterprise and innovation benefits both the individual and society at large.
  • Student must submit one letter of recommendation before the submission deadline. Letter of recommendation must not come from someone related to the applicant.

Award criteria:

  • The scholarship award is expected to total $25,000 over the course of a four-year academic period.
  • The total dollar amount is designed to escalate as the student progresses through their course of study. For example: Year one will total to $2,500. Year two will total to $5,000. Year three will total to $7,500 and $10,000 for the fourth year. 

Haworth College of Business Military Veteran's Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a senior in the college of business
  • Must be a veteran.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Attention will be given to character. Preference will be given to students that demonstrate work ethic, civic duty and have an interest in entrepreneurial pursuits.

Kampen-Brown-Valikodath-Lassen-Kirby Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student must be a sales and business marketing or finance major.
  • Preference will be given to students who have shown a high level of involvement on campus, in internships or with volunteering.

Michael B. Kellay Memorial Business Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • The scholarship may be awarded to a full-time freshman or sophomore enrolled in a pre-business curriculum or to a full-time junior or senior enrolled in the Haworth College of Business with a declared major.
  • The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • The recipient shall be a student who has lost through death, one or both parents.
  • Students will be required to complete and file a FAFSA with the Office of Student Financial Aid for verification.
  • The recipient shall be a student who exhibits a positive outlook relative to his or her future. In addition, the recipient shall exhibit a variety of interests including but not limited to an enjoyment of sports and sporting events.

Award criteria:

  • The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the Haworth College of Business scholarship committee based upon the endowment’s available spending dollars.
  • A minimum of two scholarships shall be awarded annually, if sufficient spending dollars are available. One half of the award shall be made during the fall semester, and one half during the subsequent semester.
  • The scholarship funds shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for tuition, fees, room and board, and course textbooks.
  • Current recipients may reapply for this scholarship in subsequent academic years provided they have maintained a 3.0 GPA.

David Luce Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student, with a junior or senior status, enrolled in the Haworth College of Business.
  • Financial need shall be the primary consideration.
  • Academic merit will be a secondary consideration with a preferred minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.

Award criteria:

  • One half of the award shall be made in the fall semester and the other half in the spring semester.
  • The award shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for tuition and fees.
  • The scholarship is renewable for one consecutive academic year provided that the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA each semester.
  • A minimum of one award shall be made annually.
  • The amount of the scholarship shall be the available annual dollars from the endowment.

McKinley Financial Foundation Endowed Scholarship (awarded every other year)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a full-time incoming freshman in the Haworth College of Business or the College of Education.
  • The recipient shall have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application.

William Edward and Mary Cockram Morse Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student must be enrolled in the Haworth College of Business.

Award criteria:

  • The scholarship funds shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for all educational expenses.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the spring semester.
  • Four equal scholarships will be available each year, and the amount of the scholarships shall be determined by the awarding department based upon the endowment’s available spendable dollars.
  • The scholarship is renewable for up to a period of three years provided the student maintains a 2.5 GPA and remains a full-time undergraduate student in the Haworth College of Business or the College of Education.

Norman Clark Perkins Memorial Business Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a full-time student enrolled at WMU and declaring a major in the Haworth College of Business.
  • Preference will be given to a junior or senior.
  • This award shall be merit based and all awardees must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Award criteria:

  • The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the awarding department based upon the endowment’s available spendable dollars.
  • A minimum of one scholarship shall be awarded annually, if sufficient spendable dollars are available.
  • The scholarship shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for tuition, fees, and book expenses.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
  • Current recipients may reapply for this scholarship the next academic year provided they have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress.

Al Pugno Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in any of the college of business curricula.
  • Must maintain an average of a 2.0 GPA or above.
  • Financial need will be given strong consideration.

Award criteria:

  • Recipients of this award will be encouraged to correspond personally with Mrs. Arlene Pugno. The college will send Mrs. Pugno a list of selections annually.

John Roa Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a Haworth College of Business student.
  • Must submit an essay describing entrepreneurial goals and aspirations.
  • The essay portion does not require any particular format. Potential ideas for consideration may take the form of a proposal to an investor, career plan or even an exploration of a business concept. 

Award criteria:

  • Two $1,250 scholarships shall be awarded to two full-time students enrolled in the Haworth College of Business and one $500 scholarship shall be awarded to one part-time student enrolled in the Haworth College of Business for best entry received.
  • Complete an essay (description within the application) describing entrepreneurial goals and aspirations.
  • Preference will be given to students with a personal and professional focus on entrepreneurship.
  • No minimum GPA requirement.

The St. Doris Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be an incoming freshman.
  • Must have graduated from a high school in the metro Detroit area.
  • Preference shall be given but not limited to a student indicating a career interest in business.
  • The recipient shall have and maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA.
  • Preference will be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

Award criteria:

  • The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the awarding department based upon the available spending dollars from the scholarship fund.
  • It is the donor’s intention to provide the cost of tuition and fees for each academic year the scholarship is awarded.
  • The scholarship funds shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for tuition and fees.
  • One half of the scholarship will be made prior to each fall semester and one half shall be made prior to each subsequent semester.
  • The scholarship is renewable provided that the recipient remains a full-time undergraduate student and maintains a 2.5 minimum GPA, and has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress.
  • If the scholarship is awarded to a freshman, it shall be renewable for a maximum of three years; to a sophomore, a maximum of two years; to a junior, a maximum of one year. If awarded to a senior, it is not renewable.

Dean Arnold E. and Roseanne Schneider Endowment Fund

Eligibility criteria:

  • Recipient shall be the graduating woman, B.B.A. student, with the highest GPA.

Award criteria:

  • The initial amount of the award shall be $500.
  • The award shall be given once annually, to one recipient.

William T. & Terri L. Sturtvant Business Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, undergraduate student majoring in the Haworth College of Business.
  • Preference shall be given to students enrolled in the Department of Marketing, but all Haworth College of Business students shall be eligible.
  • Must have a minimum 3.3 GPA at the time of application.
  • Preference shall be given to eligible students based upon academic merit; students who demonstrate financial need shall be given secondary consideration.

Award criteria:

  • The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the awarding department based upon the endowment’s available spendable dollars.
  • A minimum of one scholarship shall be awarded annually, if sufficient spendable dollars are available.
  • The scholarship funds shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for tuition, fees, room and board, and books.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
  • Current recipients who have maintained a 3.3 GPA may reapply provided they have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress.

Thomas J. Sullivan Scholarship in Business

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be an incoming or existing full-time freshman student enrolled at WMU in a pre-business program, or to a full-time sophomore student enrolled in a pre-business program, or to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Transfer students are also eligible.
  • The recipient shall have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application and maintain a 2.5 GPA as required by the Haworth College of Business for graduation.
  • Preference shall be given to a resident of Kalamazoo County, then to a resident of the state of Michigan.
  • Preference shall also be given to students with relevant business-related work history.

Award criteria:

  • The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need at the discretion of the Office of Student Financial Aid in conjunction with the Haworth College of Business.
  • The amount of the scholarship(s) shall be determined by the Haworth College of Business scholarship selection committee based upon the endowment’s available spendable dollars.
  • A minimum of one scholarship shall be awarded annually, if sufficient spendable dollars are available.
  • The scholarship funds shall be credited directly to the recipient’s student account and shall be available for tuition, fees and books.
  • One half of the scholarship shall be made during the fall semester, and one half shall be made during the subsequent semester.
  • Though there is not guaranteed renewal, current recipients may reapply each academic year provided they meet the above criteria and have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress.

Psyche & Vantoba Terry Urban Hydration Founders Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student must be enrolled in the Haworth College of Business. Preference will be given to students who are a first-generation college students, who have overcome significant socio-economic hardships and students who graduated from identified urban high schools

Edward J. Todd Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a Haworth College of Business student
  • Must be from Muskegon or Berrien County

Valenti Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in the Haworth College of Business.

Robert A. Welborn Endowed Scholarship in Business and Paper Science and Engineering (awarded every other year)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be pursuing, or intending to pursue, a program in Business or Paper Science and Engineering.
  • Must have met the basic academic requirements of WMU and the Haworth College of Business or Department of Paper Science and Engineering.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Preference will be given to students who are residents of the city of Kalamazoo, Cooper or Richland Townships in the county of Kalamazoo; Precinct #1 of Kalamazoo Township in the county of Kalamazoo; or Barry, Ionia or Montcalm Counties in the state of Michigan at the time of application.

Award criteria:

  • The award will be rotated annually between the Haworth College of Business and Department of Paper Science and Engineering , unless qualified applicants’ circumstances warrant otherwise.
  • The scholarship shall be for one academic year, non-renewable.
  • The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the committee.