Scholarships and Financial Aid

Departmental scholarships

College-wide scholarships

The College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University recognizes the importance of a quality education. A number of scholarships are awarded annually by the college as part of our dedication to helping you find a way to achieve your higher education goals. Review the following eligibility criteria and complete the application to apply for the following scholarships.

For more information contact Nancy Cretsinger at nancy.cretsinger@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3680. Deadline to apply for 2020-21 is December 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

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Elissa Gatlin Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility criteria
•  2.75 GPA for undergraduates
•  3.00 GPA for graduates
•  Enrolled in professional programs in occupational therapy, nursing, speech pathology, blindness and low vision studies, social work or physician assistant
•  U.S. citizen
•  Based on financial need
•  African American, Native American or Hispanic American
Award amount:  $500 to one student for each semester for fall and spring semesters

Leonard Gernant and Frances A. Gernant Gerontology Scholarship Fund

Eligibility criteria:
•  Full-time undergraduate student in a degree granting curriculum in Health and Human Services
•  Minimum 3.0 GPA at time of application; maintain 3.0 GPA during duration of scholarship award time period
•  Preference given to eligible students who demonstrate overall high academic achievement and dedication to a career in health and human service areas, with an emphasis on serving the aged
Award amount: Minimum of $500 

Additional resources

•  WMU Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships