Scholarships

Western Michigan University students applying for Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems scholarships must complete the application through WMU's Scholarship Universe by February 15. See detailed instructions for completing the application form.

Apply through WMU's Scholarship Universe

FIRST YEAR CEAS BEGINNER SCHOLARSHIPS

BAFNA Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship totaling $4,000 will be given to a high-caliber first-year student entering the University to major in Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering or Engineering Management Technology.  Once awarded, the scholarship shall continue at the rate of $1,000 per year up to four years provided the student remains a full-time student in one of the above mentioned two programs with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The recipient will be selected by a committee of IEE & EM faculty along with the department chair. No application is required. Read more about this scholarship.

Undergraduate EDMMS Scholarship

High school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University in any of the programs listed below are invited to apply for this scholarship:
  • Engineering Management Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
This scholarship was started in 1992 to recruit high school students of high caliber to the above programs. Funds for this scholarship come from donations made to Western Michigan University by the alumni of the Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems. Up to four scholarships are awarded each year.
 
The award is for a total of $1,500 paid over a period of four years provided the student continues to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and to make satisfactory progress as a full-time student toward a degree in one of the programs specified above.

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:
  • Complete an application in Scholarship Universe
  • Upload a recommendation letter to Scholarship Universe

Submit application by February 15

If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems at (269) 276-3554.

CURRENT CEAS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Retention Scholarship

Funding for these scholarships is the result of differential tuition paid by undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences who are enrolled in one of the three undergraduate technology programs.

Eligibility and criteria for award
  • All undergraduate students within the Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems are eligible to apply.
  • Award preference will be given to students who have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
  • Recipients and amounts will be determined based on merit or need.
  • The EDMMS Scholarship Committee will determine the recipients and amounts of the scholarship with input from the departmental faculty.
  • The minimum amount to be awarded to a student is $500.
  • Awards will be made to student accounts in two installments: 50 percent fall term and 50 percent spring term. 
  • Students must be enrolled in good standing in an undergraduate EDMMS program to receive their awards.
Application process

Fill out the application in Scholarship Universe. You will be prompted to upload your resume during the application process.

Deadline for applying is February 15; apply through Scholarship Universe

Clausing Industrial, Inc., Scholarship

First and second year students pursuing a bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University in any of the programs listed below are invited to apply for this scholarship:

  • Engineering Management Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Clausing Industrial, Inc., a well-established manufacturer and distributor of machine tools in Kalamazoo, Mich., has been offering a scholarship to attend WMU since 1953.  This scholarship is open to all first or second year students majoring in Engineering Management Technology, Engineering Design Technology,or Manufacturing Engineering Technology. The award is for $1,500 per year for up to three years provided the student continues to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and makes satisfactory progress as a full-time student toward a degree in one of the programs specified above.

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:

  • A completed application.
  • A current resume.

The scholarship committee may interview top candidates for the final selection. 

Deadline for applying is February 15; apply through Scholarship Universe

Herbert E. Ellinger Scholarship

Students who have completed at least 26 credit hours, are enrolled in a Department of  Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems technology program and have demonstrated an interest in automotive technology are eligible. Students majoring in any of the curricula listed below are invited to apply for this scholarship:

  • Engineering Management Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Herbert E. Ellinger Scholarship was originally established in 1983 when Ellinger retired as one of the automotive faculty at Western Michigan University. This award is intended to stimulate and recognize promising students as an encouragement in pursuing studies related to the automotive field. This is a one-time award for $500.

To apply for this scholarship:

  • You should have completed at least 26 credit hours.
  • You should have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Include a current résumé with the application.

Deadline for applying is February 15; apply through Scholarship Universe

North American Die Casting Association/MI Scholarship Fund for Die Casting Advancement

North American Die Casting Association/MI Scholarship Fund for Die Casting Advancement Scholarship eligibility criteria include the following:

  • Enrolled in College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • 3.0 grade point average or higher and in good academic standing

  • Preference for a student at junior or senior academic level

  • Preference for a student majoring in one of the Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems undergraduate programs: Engineering Management Technology, Engineering Design Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  • Preference for a student who has cast metal industry experience whether that is through internships or direct experience through special Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management studies

  • The award will be based on fund availability but will be a minimum award of $500. The award will be paid equally between fall and spring semester

Deadline for applying is February 15; apply through Scholarship Universe

The Right Place | The Center - West Manufacturers Council Scholarship

The Right Place | The Center - West Manufacturers Council Scholarship generously supports a student who is enrolled in the Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems and plans to pursue a career in the manufacturing sector.  Applicant should have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater and be in good academic standing. An essay outlining your interests, current academic plan and career goals is required.

The total award is $1,200 paid in the Fall 2022 semester.  Your essay and resume are to be uploaded along with your application. 

Deadline for applying is February 15; apply through Scholarship Universe

Tau Alpha Pi Scholarship

In recognition of Frederick Berger, the engineering technology educator who founded and managed for more than 30 years the Tau Alpha Pi honor society. This scholarship supports a WMU student who holds membership in the university's Tau Alpha Pi chapter (the national honor society for engineering technology students) and is enrolled in one of the three undergraduate EDMMS programs: Engineering Management Technology, Engineering Design Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

Deadline for applying is February 15; apply through Scholarship Universe.  

Other Scholarships

Roscoe Douglas Scholarship

SME Chapter 116 - Kalamazoo (apply through the SME Education Foundation)

The Kalamazoo scholarship fund honors Roscoe H. Douglas, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, who passed away in January 1993. Douglas was an active Society of Manufacturing Engineers—SME— member at Chapter 116 for many years. This fund supports an annual scholarship for a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing engineering at Western Michigan University. Douglas helped assemble the transmission for Sunseeker, the first solar-powered car built by WMU, and helped make parts for suspension and steering for Sunseeker '93, the university's second solar-powered car.

At the time of his retirement, Douglas was the mechanical engineering department's representative to the American Association of University Professors, served as faculty advisor to the SME student chapter and had completed robotics-teaching curriculum that involved a nationwide survey of colleges and universities.

Criteria
  • Scholarship applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Western Michigan University.
  • Scholarship applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours and are seeking a career in manufacturing engineering or manufacturing engineering technology.
  • Scholarship applicants must possess an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
  • The scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, fees, or tuition.

Application and registration:

  • Deadline for applications is February 1.
  • Applications must be submitted to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers through the organization's website.
  • Registration and application information is available at https://scholarships.smeef.org/applications/

 

More information

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems (269) 276-3554.

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