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The Lee Honors College and the Office of Admissions co-sponsor the Medallion Scholarship Program, Western Michigan University’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship for undergraduates. The Medallion Scholarship is valued at $64,000 over four years/$16,000 per year. WMU implements a holistic review of the admission application file to select a cohort of 20 Medallion Scholars who stand out among their peers.

For more information about Medallion Scholarship consideration, please refer to the About the Medallion Scholarship page.

To get a sense of what is expected of Medallion Scholars, please read The Medallion Ethic


$64,000 Medallion Scholarship can be used toward graduate studies at WMU

Medallion Scholarships are awarded for four years of full-time study at WMU. If Medallion Scholars complete an undergraduate degree in less than four years, they may petition the dean of the Lee Honors College to use remaining funds toward graduate study at WMU.  To use these funds for graduate study, the student must either have been accepted and enrolled in a WMU accelerated graduate degree program or been accepted and enrolled full‐time in a WMU graduate degree program beginning in the fall or spring semester immediately following completion of their undergraduate degree.