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.

Admitted Broncos are encouraged to review and apply for institutional and external scholarships using WMU's scholarship-matching tool, ScholarshipUniverse, which students can log in to using their Bronco NetID and password. ScholarshipUniverse houses both institutional and external scholarships. Further instructions on how to log in to and navigate ScholarshipUniverse can be found here.


Most institutional scholarships open for application on Dec. 1 and close on Feb. 15. In addition to using the ScholarshipUniverse tool for your scholarship search, we recommend checking your department’s website regarding their departmental scholarships, as some departments may have different deadlines and application processes.


Usually offered based on merit. Many consider financial need (FAFSA recommended, but not required). Common Sources are InstitutionalPrivate and State of Michigan.


Tend to be based on financial need (FAFSA required). Common Sources are InstitutionalFederal and State of Michigan.

New Student: If you are a new student, you will be considered for scholarships at the time of admission.
Current Student: If you are a current student, please login to ScholarshipUniverse view additional scholarships.
Prospective Student: 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.