- Must be enrolled full time in the counseling psychology doctoral program within the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology.
- Scholarship is awarded solely on merit.
- Must hold and maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA.
- May be renewed for one academic year, providing the recipient remains a full-time student in the counseling psychology doctoral program, maintains a 3.5 GPA and has demonstrated satisfactory progress as specified by the Office of Student Financial Aid and monitored by the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology.
Scholarships and Awards
There are a number of sources of financial aid available to graduate students enrolled in counselor education and counseling psychology programs at Western Michigan University. Be sure to examine all avenues of funding, whether it be from the graduate college, the College of Education and Human Development or various places on campus. Reach out to us for additional questions.
Departmental assistantships + associateships
Departmental graduate assistantships and doctoral associateships are available and provide opportunities to gain clinical, teaching, research or program development experience while also meeting financial needs.
- Eligibility: Doctoral students. Open to U.S. and international students.
- Application: Available in the counselor education and counseling psychology office, 3521 Sangren Hall.
- Deadline: Feb. 15 for new students beginning fall semester.
- Conditions: 20 hours of work per week in the department.
- Typically offered fall and spring semesters and summer I and summer II sessions.
How to apply
The scholarship application window is December 1 through February 15 for the following academic year.
To be considered for scholarships with financial need criteria, you should submitted a FAFSA application for the upcoming academic year. If you do not complete the FAFSA, you are still eligible to apply for consideration for scholarships without financial need criteria. To view college and departmental scholarships, use the advanced search to filter by organization (College of Education and Human Development). Submitting one CEHD application will consider you for all college-level scholarships you are eligible for.