Marc Henry Simon Memorial Scholarship

Application Instructions: Criteria and Process

The Marc Henry Simon Memorial Endowed Scholarship is given in honor of the memory of Marc Henry Simon who graduated from Western Michigan University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in communication studies and who passed away in November 2013.

Purpose: This scholarship honors a student who demonstrates a capacity for leadership at the university and in the community.

Amount: Each academic year a scholarship award of a minimum of $500 is available for one student.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Full-time undergraduate student with sophomore or junior academic status and a major in the School of Communication.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0.
  3. Preference will be given to a student who possesses leadership qualities and shows resilience from having overcome a challenge such as an injury, academic struggle, or personal hardship.

Application Process:

1. Applicant must submit the Marc Henry Simon Scholarship application form.

2. Applicant must submit an essay detailing his/her leadership qualities and his/her resilience (see preferences noted in Selection Criteria above).

3. Submit your materials by February 22, 2022, using the application form below.

4. Contact Dr. Propp with questions (

Selection Process:

A scholarship committee composed of School of Communication faculty will review the applications. The committee will determine the recipient.  


  1. The scholarship recipient shall be named in the spring for awarding in the following academic year (2022-2023).
  2. The award shall be distributed one half in the fall semester (2022) and one half in the spring semester (2023).