Hard work is rewarded with scholarships from Western Michigan University.  If you’ve already demonstrated academic excellence or have a demonstrated financial need, consider applying for scholarships. Western scholarships are based on academic and financial need.

 Unless noted, Western Michigan University students applying for Department Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management scholarships must complete the application through WMU's Scholarship Universe by February 15. See detailed instructions for completing the application form.

If you have questions about these or any other scholarships, please contact Scot Conant, outreach and recruiting manager. 

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Gifts to the Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences directly contribute to the success of our programs. Whether it's one-time or a recurring gift, anyone can make a difference for our students by donating to scholarships.

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Departmental scholarships

First year scholarships

  • BAFNA Endowed Scholarship
    • This scholarship, totaling $4,000, will be given to a high-caliber, first-year student entering WMU 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 the Department Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management of  faculty along with the department chair.
    • No application is required.


  • Dr. David and Joyce Lyth Engineering Management Scholarship

    Engineering Management Professor Emeritus Dr. David Lyth established this scholarship to recognize his and his wife Joyce’s longtime support of WMU engineering management students. The scholarship awards of at least $2,000 are given to undergraduate and graduate students in engineering management who display strong academic credentials and demonstrate potential to make strong contributions to the field of engineering management.

    Students do not apply for this scholarship. Scholarship recipients are selected by the advisor to the engineering management program in consultation with the department chair.


  • Undergraduate IEEEM scholarship

    Undergraduate IEEEM Scholarship

    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:

    • Complete an application in Scholarship Universe
    • Upload a recommendation letter to Scholarship Universe

    Submit application by February 15.


Current student scholarships

  • 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.

    Submit application by February 15

  • 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.

    Complete the application in Scholarship Universe by February 15. As part of the application, you will be prompted to upload a resume and recommendation letter.Complete the application in Scholarship Universe by February 15.The scholarship committee may interview top candidates for the final selection.

  • Robert R. and Rhea B. Corrion Scholarship

    The scholarship was created by the generous donation of Robert R. and Rhea B. Corrion.  Although all IEE students may apply beginner students who are first in family to attend college, community college transfer students, and nontraditional students are encouraged to apply.  Application deadline is February 15.  The scholarship will pay at least $1000 per year.  Recipients may re-apply in subsequent years as long as they remain eligible. 

    • The scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students in the Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management.
    • Minimum, GPA of 3.0 is required.
    • A resume must be uploaded with your application in Scholarship Universe.

More scholarship information

If you have any questions or need additional information about the scholarships listed, please contact the department.

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