Community College Competitive Transfer Scholarships
Students who wish to be considered for Community College Competitive Transfer scholarships should complete their admission application file by April 1†. Community College Competitive scholarships are awarded to domestic students transferring from a community college and entering in the fall semester. Scholarships are highly competitive and selective.
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Transfer Housing Scholarship
Value: Up to $3,200 for one year
- Admitted, first-time WMU transfer student, enrolling in fall
- 21+ completed credit hours or 20 years old with 14 or more transfer credits
- Be a Michigan resident
- Have financial need based on FAFSA and expected family contribution.
Deadline: Scholarship application in ScholarshipUniverse and completed FAFSA due by May 1, 2023.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Admitted Broncos are encouraged to review and apply for additional scholarships using WMU's scholarship-matching tool, ScholarshipUniverse, which students can log in to using their Bronco NetID and password. ScholarshipUniverse houses both institutional and external scholarships. Further instructions on how to log in to and navigate ScholarshipUniverse can be found here.
WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
Sponsored by the WMU Alumni Association, the Legacy Scholarship is awarded to all entering students whose parent, stepparent or legal guardian is a WMU graduate.
Value: one-time, non-renewable award of $500
Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria: Parent, stepparent, or legal guardian must be a graduate of Western Michigan University AND Enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student at WMU in fall for the first time as a freshman or as an undergraduate transfer student.
To Apply: In the appropriate section of the undergraduate admission application, provide the requested information about your parent, step-parent, or legal guardian. First-year students will complete this via the Common App; transfer students via the WMU institutional application.
College Departmental Awards
Explore departmental scholarships and awards specific to majors and programs of study.
Value/criteria: Awards and eligibility criteria vary by department. Supplemental material(s) may be required for consideration.
Deadline: Scholarship applications due in ScholarshipUniverse by February 15. Applications will open on December 1.
Value/criteria: Award amounts and eligibility requirements vary
Deadline: Scholarship application due in ScholarshipUniverse by February 15. Applications will open on December 1.
Veterans and Dependents Scholarships
Value/criteria: The Veterans and Dependents Scholarship is a needs-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.
Deadline: Applications are accepted between October and April.
Value: Partial tuition scholarship
Criteria: Students who have lived some or all of their teenage years in foster care. Additional criteria.
Deadline: Scholarship application due by May 15.
†Transfer students interested in Aviation Flight Science and direct admission to the Bronson School of Nursing must complete their admission application by the Early Action deadline of February 15. Learn more on the Competitive Admission Programs website.