Transfer Scholarships

Community College Competitive Transfer Scholarships

New, first-time, domestic transfer students transferring from a community college in- or out-of-state may compete for one of the following awards. Students must have earned at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (as calculated by the Office of Admissions) and completed 24 college credit hours for consideration. Additional criteria are required for certain awards. Students who believe they meet the scholarship criteria should apply for admission and request official transcripts (from all institutions attended) be sent to WMU's Office of Admissions.


Alumni Legacy scholarships

The Western Michigan University Alumni Association recognizes the loyalty of multi-generational Bronco families with the Legacy Scholarships. Applicants who are a child, grandchild, step-grandchild, sibling or spouse of a WMU alumna or alumnus are encouraged to apply. Siblings of current students may also apply. These awards are not guaranteed and students must submit an online scholarship application.


Financial Aid Endowed scholarships

These awards are made possible through endowments established by WMU's many generous donors over the years. Criteria and amounts vary by scholarship, so review each scholarship for specific details. Only one application is required to apply for more than 30 awards. Endowed Scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic year will be available in December 2018.  Completion of the Endowed Scholarship application AND Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are due Feb. 15, 2019 for the 2019-20 academic year. Students receiving awards will be notified no later than April 15.

Visit the Student Financial Aid website for details and call (269) 387-6000 for questions.


Veterans and Dependents scholarships

The Veterans and Dependents Scholarship is a need-based scholarship available to military members currently serving, those who have previously served and dependents.  There are no restrictions or requirements regarding major, minor or military branch. The award amount is $500, and students may reapply annually for the award. Students must be admitted to WMU to receive award and will be required to show proof of military status on the scholarship application.


Departmental awards

WMU has a variety of departmental awards administered directly by colleges, schools, and academic departments. Please consult the scholarship information for each academic college and department as the deadlines vary.