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

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 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.