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 The Medallion Scholarship is a prestigious $60,000 award ($15,000 per year for 4 years) and presented to approximately 20 competitors annually.  Of those who attend the on-campus competition, up to 60 finalists will be invited to interview with the Medallion Selection Committee, after which two scholarship tiers will be offered based on a student’s state of residency.  All students who participate in the competition will receive scholarship funds.

No additional application is required. The Office of Admissions will automatically consider all entering freshmen for this scholarship and invite all eligible students to compete in one of two competition days.

AWARD LEVELS

Medallion Scholarship: $60,000 total award ($15,000 per year for four years)

  • Awarded to approximately 20 competitors annually

 

In-state students

  • President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship: $25,000 total award ($5,000 per academic year(s) 1 and 2; $7,500 per academic year(s) 3 and 4).
  • Up to 25 awardees annually who were invited and participated in the interview round (semifinalists), but did not receive the Medallion Scholarship.
  • Dean’s Scholarship: $2,500 for the first year
  • Awarded to all students who participated in the competition but do not receive Medallion Scholarship or President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship.

 

Out-of-state students

The WMU Board of Trustees recently voted to reduce nonresident tuition and required fees by 47%, effective Summer I 2017. With the dramatic tuition reduction, we have had to restructure all of our out-of-state scholarship practices for the fall 2017 entering class. The amounts below reflect the new, restructured amounts for students entering fall 2017. 

  • President's Academic Excellence Scholarship: $25,000 total award ($5,000 per academic year(s) 1 and 2; $7,500 per academic year(s) 3 and 4)
  • Up to 15 awardees annually who were invited and participated in the interview round (semifinalists), but did not receive the Medallion Scholarship.
  • Dean's Scholarship: $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years)
  • All out-of-state students who participated in the competition but do not receive Medallion Scholarship or President's Academic Excellence Scholarship. 

 

Scholarship details

  • Paid in equal amounts, fall and spring only
  • Early deadline
  • Merit-based and renewable
  • Enroll fall term immediately after high school graduation
  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester
  • The Medallion Scholarship may be renewed for up to eight consecutive semesters of undergraduate study, or until graduation requirements are met, whichever occurs first.