Alexandra Burgett Endowed scholarship

 We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. 


2021 Award Ceremony for Alexandra Burgett Scholarship 


 Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrated financial need - applicant must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • Undergraduate level student majoring in Healthcare Services and Sciences (HSS)
  • Must be enrolled at WMU, a full-time HSS student at the time of application and in the Fall 2023 semester
  • 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
  • Previous recipients of the Scholarship are not eligible to apply.  
  • Must be available to attend the award ceremony in Kalamazoo on Friday in April 21, 2023, from 5-6:30 p.m.


  • 5 p.m., March 3, 2023 
  • Recipient will be notified by Friday March 24, 2023


  • For 2023-2024, two scholarships of $3,500 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 of 2023

Application Instructions

  • Complete application form (includes page for essay response)
  • Essay must be single spaced, 12 pt. font and 500 words or less
  • Essay Question: Please write an essay that describes your commitment to providing service to others. Please address the following points: 

          -What service to others means to you and how you have demonstrated that service. 

          -Specific information about service activities and experiences you have completed.

          -What your future goals are and how you envision service as part of that future. 

Application can be submitted as follows:

  • Email to
    (must be received by 5 p.m. on March 3)
  • Personally deliver to Healthcare Services and Sciences office located at the College of Health and Human Services, suite 2400
     (deliver by 5 p.m. on March 3)
  • Mail to our scholarship committee (must be received by February 28)
    Scholarship Committee
    Healthcare Services and Sciences
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5378

Read about Alexandra Burgett  Burgett Scholarship Recipients  


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