Scholarships

Eligibility criteria for the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology scholarships are listed below.

Award amounts are determined by the endowment and distributed starting the following fall semester.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications for the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology 2021-22 scholarships are due Feb. 15, 2021. To apply for these and other scholarships, please access WMU’s ScholarshipUniverse system. To be considered for scholarships with financial need criteria, you must have submitted a FAFSA application for the upcoming academic year. The federal school code for Western Michigan University is 002330. If you do not complete the FAFSA, you are still eligible to apply for consideration for scholarships without financial need criteria. To view college and departmental scholarships, use the advanced search to filter by organization (College of Education and Human Development).

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Scholarships

Robert O. Brinkerhoff Endowed Scholarship for organizational change leadership

  • Must be pursuing a master’s degree in organizational change leadership, full- or part-time
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application
  • Special consideration given to adult students who have experience living or working in diverse environments
  • Preference given to single parents

Scholarship is renewable for a period of up to one year provided student remains a full- or part-time student in the MA in organizational change leadership program and has satisfactory academic progress.

Van E. Cooley Memorial Scholarship for educational leadership

  • Must be a student in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, full- or part-time
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Must engage in meaningful academic research or innovative projects aimed at improving K-12 education
  • Must collaborate with a school system similar in nature to which Western Michigan University participates with
  • Must utilize technology to link the foregoing for advancing K-12 student learning

Misner Family Endowment for educational leadership

  • Must be a first-year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership full- or part-time
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application
  • Preference given to students who are current or former public school employees in Southwest Michigan
  • Preference given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need

Scholarship is renewable for a period of up to one year provided student remains a full- or part-time student in the MA in educational leadership program and has satisfactory academic progress.

Pratley Family Scholarship and Schau family endowment for educational leadership

  • Must be a first-year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership full- or part-time
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application
  • Must demonstrate demonstrate financial need

Scholarship is renewable for a period of up to one year provided student remains a full- or part-time student in the MA in educational leadership program and has satisfactory academic progress.

Don and Helen Weaver Endowment for community education

  • Must be a doctoral student in the educational leadership program
  • Must demonstrate their activity and background in the area of school-community relations and other topics related to community education

Scholarship is renewable for a period of up to one year provided student remains in the PhD in educational leadership program and has satisfactory academic progress.

college of education and human development scholarships

https://wmich.edu/education/scholarships/graduate

WMU scholarships and grants

https://wmich.edu/finaid/scholarships-grants