Alexandra Burgett Endowed scholarship

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now closed. We will begin accepting applications in mid-January 2021 for scholarships that will be awarded fall 2021.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrated financial need - applicant must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 academic year
  • Undergraduate level student majoring in Healthcare Services and Sciences / Interdisciplinary Health Services
  • Must be currently enrolled at WMU, a full-time HSS/IHS student at the time of application and in the fall 2020
  • Must have a 3.0 minimum grade point average
  • It is preferred that students are currently working in a part-time job at least 10 hours a week
  • Available in person on Friday, April 10, 2020, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for the award ceremony in the Ernest Wilbur building lounge area (located next to the College of Health and Human Services)


  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • Recipient will be notified by Wednesday, March 25, 2020


  • Varies - For 2020-21, two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded
  • Applicants will be evaluated on financial need, GPA and their essay
  • Award will be credited directly to the recipient’s student account in the fall 2020

Application Instructions

  • Essay - Describe your commitment to providing service to others. How have you demonstrated your commitment? The best essays will provide specific information about activities, organizations, and experiences you have completed and the future service you envision. 

Application can be submitted as follows:

  • Email (must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020)
  • Personally deliver (by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020)
    Healthcare Services and Sciences office located at the College of Health and Human Services, suite 2400
  • Mail (must be received in the Healthcare and Sciences office by Wednesday, February 26, 2020)

    Scholarship Committee
    Healthcare Services and Sciences
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5378

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