Scholarships

The Department of Business Information Systems acquires donations for scholarships from corporate partners, alumni and friends. The department typically offers 13-15 awards per year, totaling $13,000 or more. If you are interested in becoming a scholarship donor please contact the department at (269) 387-5411.

The application period for the 2020-21 academic year is now closed.

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Departmental 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. Includes students from the Haworth College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Health and Human Services due to the majors being interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Overall WMU GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Enrolled full time – 12 or more credit hours.
  • Expected graduation date of December 2020 or later. 

Dr. Bernadine P. Branchaw Scholarship eligibility requirements

  • Declared major in computer information systems, digital marketing and eCommerce, health informatics and information management, or telecommunications and information management at Western Michigan University. Includes students from the Haworth College of Business, College of Health and Human Services, and School of Communication due to the majors being interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Overall GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Enrolled full time – 12 or more credit hours with junior status at time of application. 
  • Expected graduation date of December 2020 or later. 
  • U.S. citizen.
  • Completed 12 or more credits hours in courses offered by the Department of Business Information Systems. 
  • Evidence of leadership.

2020-21 Scholarships

  • Bernadine P. Branchaw Scholarship
  • Blue Granite Scholarship
  • Hunan Gardens Scholarship
  • John W. Snyder Scholarship
  • Department of Business Information Systems Scholarships

Donor Funded Scholarships 2019-20

  • McClendon-Lee Family Scholarship
  • Mousavi Family Scholarship
  • Rienzo Family Scholarship
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Shelby Burton Scholarship
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joshua and Emily Reeves Scholarship
  • Meemic Insurance/Redman Agency Scholarship
  • Visiting Angels-Kalamazoo Scholarship