Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are types of financial aid that do not need to be repaid. They are a great way to pay for your education and may reduce the need for student loans.

Scholarships

  • Usually offered based on merit.
  • Many consider financial need (FAFSA recommended, but not required).
  • Common Sources:
  1. Institutional 
  2. Private 
  3. State of Michigan 

Grants

  • Tend to be based on financial need (FAFSA required).
  • Common Sources:
  1. Institutional
  2. Federal
  3. State of Michigan

If you are a new student, you will be considered for scholarships at the time of admission. If you are a current student, please login to view additional scholarships. If you are considering WMU and are not admitted yet, you can still view public scholarships. To maximize your eligibility for both scholarships and grants, students need to complete the FAFSA.