A scholarship totaling $4,000 will be given to a high-caliber first-year student entering the University to major in Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering or Engineering Management Technology.  Once awarded, the scholarship shall continue at the rate of $1,000 per year up to four years provided the student remains a full-time student in one of the above mentioned two programs with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The recipient will be selected by a committee of IEE & EM faculty along with the department chair. No application is required.

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High school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University in industrial and entrepreneurial engineering are invited to apply for this scholarship.
This scholarship was started in 1992 to recruit high school students of high caliber to the above programs. Funds for this scholarship come from donations made to Western Michigan University by the alumni of the Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Department. Up to four scholarships are awarded each year.
The award is for a total of $1500 paid over a period of four years provided the student continues to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and makes satisfactory progress as a full-time student towards a degree in one of the programs specified above.

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:

    1. A completed application
    2. A sealed high school transcript
    3. A recommendation letter from your counselor

Undergraduate IEEEM Scholarship Application:



Submit application by February 1 to:

Scholarship Committee
Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management 
Western Michigan University, Parkview Campus 
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5336
If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact the Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Department, F232 Parkview Campus, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5336 or call (269) 276-3350.



IEEEM Retention Scholarship

Funding for these scholarships is the result of differential tuition paid by undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences who are enrolled in our undergraduate IEEEM program.

Eligibility and criteria for award
  • All undergraduate students within the IEEEM department are eligible to apply.
  • Award preference will be given to students who have at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Recipients and amounts will be determined based on merit or need.
  • The IEEEM Scholarship Committee will determine the recipients and amounts of the scholarship with input from the departmental faculty.
  • The minimum amount to be awarded to a student is $500.
  • Awards will be made to student accounts in two installments: 50% fall term and 50% spring term. 
  • Students must be enrolled in good standing in an undergraduate IEEEM program to receive their awards.
Application process

Students may be considered for a scholarship either by completing the application posted on the IEEEM webpage or by being nominated for a scholarship by an IEEEM faculty member.
Applications should include a resume, WIN, program, and the name of an IEEEM faculty member who supports the application (a letter of support is not required).  

Faculty members nominating students must provide the student’s name, WIN, and program, and the student must provide a resume to the scholarship committee and should complete an application.

Student-filed and faculty-nominated applications must be received by the posted deadline of March 15.

Deadline for applying: March 15.



Roscoe Douglas Scholarship

SME Chapter 116 – Kalamazoo

The Kalamazoo scholarship fund honors Roscoe H. Douglas, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, who passed away in January 1993. Douglas was an active SME member at Chapter 116 for many years. This fund supports an annual scholarship for a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in degree program in manufacturing engineering at Western Michigan University.
Douglas helped assemble the transmission for Sunseeker, the first solar-powered car built by WMU and helped make parts for suspension and steering for Sunseeker 93', the university's second solar-powered car.
At the time of his retirement, Douglas was the mechanical engineering department's representative to the American Association of University Professors, served as faculty advisor to the SME student chapter, and had completed robotics-teaching curriculum that involved a nationwide survey of colleges and universities.

  • Scholarship applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Western Michigan University.
  • Scholarship applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours and are seeking a career in manufacturing engineering or manufacturing engineering technology.
  • Scholarship applicants must possess an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
  • The scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, fees or tuition.
  • Deadline for Applications is February 1.
  • Applications must be submitted to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers through their web site.
  • Registration and application information is available at



Leo S. Rayl Scholarship

Full time undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or better who are enrolled in the industrial and entrepreneurial engineering program are invited to apply.

Dr. Leo S. Rayl taught industrial engineering courses at WMU for many years. He specialized in industrial processes with a particular interest in safety. The scholarship fund was established in 2005 and is intended to aid students in need.  Dr. Rayl was particularly interested in students who hold employment while attending school.
The award is for $500 per year, payable in two installments once in the fall and once in the spring terms. Students may re-apply for the scholarship, as this is a one year scholarship only.

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit
    1. A completed application
    2. A recommendation letter
    3. A resume 

The scholarship committee may interview top candidates for the final selection.
Leo S. Rayl Scholarship Application:



Submit application by March 15 to:

Scholarship Committee
Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Western Michigan University

1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI  49008-5336 USA
If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact the Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Department, F232 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI  49008-5336 or call (269) 276-3350.

The University offers a host of scholarships, grants and financial aid opportunities.