Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

As we recover from the impact of covid-19, some scholarships may not be available due to the drop in market value. Please refer to WMU’s ScholarshipUniverse system, for access to all scholarships.


Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

Below you will find the scholarship and funding opportunities for the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University.

Scholarships for ELRT students 

Several scholarships are available to students in the ELRT Department. Please review the guidelines and deadlines for the various scholarships.

ELRT student global engagement fund application  

ELRT graduate scholarships

CEHD graduate scholarships

Student travel and research funds

ELRT Student Presenter Travel Fund 

The purpose of this fund is to support ELRT graduate students’ travel to meetings or events sponsored by professional organizations to report the results of research, exhibit or perform creative works, or otherwise disseminate the results of their scholarly activity. This fund does not cover conference attendance for other purposes. See additional guidelines.


ELRT Student Research Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support ELRT graduate students actively engaged in independent scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and artistic/creative activity. The research fund supports student needs for active data collection, data synthesis, data handling, data cleaning, and data analysis.


ELRT Graduate assistants and doctoral associates

The Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology hires graduate students (typically doctoral students), as needed, to assist faculty with research and program development. In addition, usually one graduate teaching assistant position is available to teach certain undergraduate educational technology courses. Students applying for any of these positions typically must have familiarity with the educational systems and organizations that our programs prepare students to work in. Awards are made in early spring for the following fall semester.

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be a student in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must be able to work the required 20 hours of service per week for a full time award

Application deadline: February 15

Additional funding opportunities

Additional information about fellowships and grants for WMU students can be found on the Graduate College website.

Doctoral/Graduate Associates for the 2022-23 Academic Year