Academic Years 2014-15 thru 2021-22

The following information pertains to Western Michigan University students who were enrolled for the Fall of 2014-15 through 2021-22 or earlier.

  • Award Administration

    Notification to WMU financial aid

    • Estimates are submitted to financial aid by December 1 each year for entering students and May 1 for returning students.
    • Awards are deposited each semester by the tuition due date.
    • Awards are audited each semester on Census Day, which is after drop/add.
    • Drawbacks will occur if a student no longer satisfies the eligibility criteria as of the census date.

    Notification to students

    • Paper Technology Foundation will continuously communicate with scholarship recipients throughout the calendar year by means of WMU email. It is critical that WMU email be regularly monitored.
    • Paper Technology Foundation will send notice of deadlines for scholarship applications, industry-supported conferences and field trips, activity requirements, scholarship award information, and much more. Please check and respond to your WMU email daily.
  • Award Schedule

    Western Michigan University scholarships will be awarded according to the following schedule provided that the student satisfies the eligibility and activity requirements:

    Annual performance awards schedule

    Entering student (freshmen and transfer) first-semester introductory award$1,000
    Entering student with the application by Dec. 15 (freshmen and transfer) first-semester introductory award$1,500
     GPA range2.7 to 2.993.00 to 3.493.5 and higher
    Freshman (0-25 credits) second semester$500$1,500$3,000
    Sophomore (26-55 credits) annual$750$3,000$5,000
    Junior (56-87 credits) annual$1,000$5,000$7,000
    Senior (88+ credits) annual$2,000$7,000$9,000
    • Transfer students who qualify will receive an award based upon GPA and class level according to the performance awards schedule after the first semester introductory award.
    • Out-of-state or non-resident students
    • All paper engineering majors are eligible to receive the Paper Technology Foundation performance-based scholarship awards for a total of nine semesters provided that the eligibility and activity requirements are satisfied.
    • All applications must be received by the foundation by the application deadline. If you have any questions regarding Paper Technology Foundation scholarships, please call (269) 276-3856.
  • Requirements


    • Registered as a pre-paper or paper engineering major.
    • Paper Technology Foundation scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis for U.S. and Canadian citizens only.

    • Registered as a full-time student at Western Michigan University (at least 12 credit hours during fall or spring semester; at least six credit hours during summer I or II session).
    • Registered for at least one paper course (three credit hours; as required by the program curriculum) during the semester in which a scholarship is awarded.

    Continuing students

    • A minimum overall GPA of 2.7 is required.

    New students

    • A minimum SAT composite score of 1200 or a minimum ACT composite score of 25.
      • In the absence of reported test scores, AP and IB scores, and Dual Enrollment will be considered on a case by case basis
    • The ability to be placed in PAPR 1000.

    Transfer students

    • The ability to be placed in PAPR 1000.