Scholarships

The Department of Business Information Systems acquires funding for scholarships from various donors each year. The number of scholarships and award amounts vary year to year depending on funds and applications received. 

The application period for the 2021-22 academic year is now closed.

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General scholarship eligibility requirements

  • Declared major or pre-major in business analytics, computer information systems, digital marketing and eCommerce, health informatics and information management, or telecommunications and information management at Western Michigan University. 
  • Overall WMU GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Enrolled full time – 12 or more credit hours
  • Expected graduation date of December 2021 or later
  • Submit one application only 

Please see the additional or specific requirements for particular scholarships below.

Endowed Scholarships

Ryan Potter Scholarship

Award details
  • Single, need-based award
  • Amount is $5,000
  • Renewable for one year (must submit new application)
Eligibility
  • Full-time student with a declared major in computer information systems
  • Michigan resident

Hunan Gardens Scholarship

Award details
  • Single award
  • Amount is $1,500
  • One-time non-renewable award

BlueGranite Scholarship

Award details
  • Single award
  • Amount is $1,000
  • One-time non-renewable award
Eligibility

Preference will be given to a qualified full-time student who:

  • is pursuing a business analytics major
  • has financial need 
  • is the first member of family to attend college or graduate from an urban high school

Dr. Bernardine P. Branchaw Scholarship

Award details
  • Multiple awards
  • Award amount varies
  • One-time non-renewable award

John W. Snyder Scholarship

Award details
  • Multiple awards
  • Award amount varies
  • One-time non-renewable award

Non-Endowed Scholarships

Business Information Systems Scholarship

Award details
  • Multiple awards
  • Award amount varies
  • One-time, non-renewable award

Rea Family Scholarship

Award details
  • Single award
  • One-time, non-renewable award

Tarn Family Scholarship

Award details
  • Single award
  • One-time, non-renewable award

2021-22 Scholarships

  • Bernadine P. Branchaw Scholarship
  • Hunan Gardens Scholarship
  • John W. Snyder Scholarship
  • BlueGranite Scholarship
  • Richard and Shelby Burton Scholarship
  • Meemic Insurance/Redman Agency Scholarship
  • Business Information Systems Scholarship
  • McClendon-Lee Family Scholarship
  • Hazarika Family Scholarship
  • Rienzo Family Scholarship

If you are interested in becoming a scholarship donor or sponsor, please contact the department at (269) 387-5411 or email Courtney Buckmaster.