Due to the impact of covid-19, there will not be any scholarships funded for the 2021-22 year from our endowments.
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.
Student travel and research funds
ELRT Student Presenter Travel Fund
Given the impact of COVID-19 on University budgets, this fund is not available for the 20-21 academic year. We will keep the research fund though.
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.
Graduate College Graduate Student Travel Grant
The purpose of this fund is to support graduate students reporting the results of their research, exhibiting or performing creative works, or otherwise disseminating results of their scholarly activity. See website for specific deadlines.
Graduate College Graduate Student Research Grant
The purpose of this fund is to support graduate students engaged in independent scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and artistic/creative activity. See website for specific deadlines.
Graduate Student Association (GSA) Conference Grant
The purpose of this grant is to support students in attending academic conferences in which they are not presenting to enrich their knowledge, better their resumes, and boost their job opportunities. See website for specific deadlines.
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.
- 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.
AAUW Educational Funding and Awards
Encourage your women graduate students and scholars to apply for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship. Deadline Dec. 1, 2016. For more information, click here.