Grants and Scholarships


Interdisciplinary Preparation in Autism

  • Graduate Program
  • Tuition Remission for up to 40 credits
  • Deadlines:
    • First cohort: Feb. 1, 2018
    • Second cohort: Feb. 1, 2020
  • Learn more here.


English as a Second Language (ESL) graduate certificate program

  • Tuition funding up to $10,300 plus books
  • Online Certificate Program (24 credits) – only two additional classes required for MA TESOL
  • Funded by U.S. Department of Education N.P.D. Grant for ESL
  • Graduates are eligible for MDE’s ESL Endorsement
  • Deadlines for applications due April 15 each year 2017 - 2022
  • Cohorts begin classes July/Summer II each year 2017 - 2022
  • More information on the ESL Graduate Certificate program


English as a Second Language (ESL) undergraduate courses (9 credits)

  • Three ESL classes (9 credits) funded by U.S. Department of Education N.P.D. Grant for ESL at WMU
  • Deadlines for applications:
    • Due November 1, 2018 for January/Spring 2019 Cohort
    • Due November 1, 2019 for January/Spring 2020 Cohort
    • No cohort beginning Spring 2021
    • Due November 1, 2021 for January/Spring 2022 Cohort 



Homer J. Carter graduate scholarship in reading

  • Enrolled in master's program in Literacy Studies
  • Must hold and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Students must be dedicated to serving their students and the community through their commitment to literacy education
  • Apply by August 15


M.A. in Literacy Studies (reading specialist endorsement)

  • Tuition scholarships up to $4,600 for qualified applicants
  • Online graduate program 30 credit hours
  • Graduates eligible for Michigan Department of Education Reading Specialist Endorsement
  • Deadline for applications due April 30
  • Cohorts begin classes in the fall semester
  • More information on the M.A. in Literacy Studies program


Graduate assistantships

Literacy Studies and TESOL unit graduate assistantship


College of Education and Human Development Scholarships