WMU University Dames Endowed Scholarship

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Western Michigan University Dames Endowed Scholarship

Eligible graduate students may submit nomination materials for the Western Michigan University Dames Endowed Scholarship. First awarded in 1997 through an agreement between Western Michigan University and the WMU Women’s Association, the scholarship of $200 to $500 is offered to offset the cost of tuition, books, and/or fees. The scholarship will be offered on a competitive basis to exceptional graduate students who have demonstrated financial need.

Deadline

Applications for this current award cycle are due April 12, 2019, no later than 5 p.m.

Application

Access the online application here: WMU University Dames Endowed Scholarship application

Eligibility:

 

  • The nominee must have completed 15 graduate credit hours at the time of application.
  • The nominee must be in good academic standing.
  • The nominee must NOT have a WMU graduate appointment.
  • The nominee must NOT have Third Party support. International governmental scholarships/funding and tuition remission by employers are two examples of third party support. Note: Federal Loans are NOT considered Third Party Support.
  • Receipt of any of the following awards disqualifies students from consideration for the WMU University Dames Endowed Scholarship: Dissertation Completion Fellowship; Gwen Frostic Fellowship; Patricia Thompson Dissertation Award; Fulbright Scholarship; King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellowship; Thurgood Marshall or Graduate Education for the Professoriate Fellowship.

Letter of Support

A Letter of Support must be submitted by the student's advisor or the department/graduate program advisor or the department chair using the following link by April 12, 2019: Dames Letter of Support