The Make A Difference award is a campuswide peer-to-peer program that recognizes Western Michigan University staff members for their outstanding accomplishments and daily investment of energy and creativity.

Every fall and spring, semiannual awards are presented to a maximum of 15 people. Those selected for the award receive a before-tax prize of $300 and a certificate. These semiannual award recipients are then eligible for one of four annual Make a Difference awards, which include a before-tax prize of $1,200.

Award recipients are selected by a committee of peers from the participating employee groups of AFSCME, APA, MSEA and the Staff Compensation System.