Opportunities abound for honors students to apply for merit-based scholarships through the Lee Honors College, Western Michigan University’s Office of Financial Aid, several WMU academic colleges, the Office of the Vice President for Research and through national and international organizations. Awards may assist with research and creative activities, professional travel, study abroad and other projects and opportunities. A few scholarships are highlighted below. Be sure to click through all links listed in this section to learn more about all of the opportunities available.
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Award in the College of Arts and Sciences:
- Increases the opportunities for undergraduates to collaborate with faculty members in professional activities outside the classroom.
- Provides undergraduate students with opportunities for hands-on research or creative activities experience with faculty from the college.
- Recognizes and honors academic excellence and potential.
- Provides opportunities for undergraduates to present research at academic conferences.
- The joint student-faculty projects represent the diversity of scholarly activity in the college. Projects have ranged from English editorial assistants to molecular biology research.
Up to 60 awards of up to $500, which may be used by the students as a stipend or to defray the cost of the project. Work associated with the award may be conducted during the fall or spring semesters or either of the summer sessions. Recipients of the award must be enrolled during the future semester for which they are requesting funds. All awards are subject to final budgetary approval and authorization by the dean of the college. For more information, visit the website. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1
WMU 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. An application is required for most scholarships. Look at each scholarship for specific details, deadlines and applications. The deadline for some endowed scholarships for 2016-17 is Feb. 15. For more information, click here.
All students should complete their 2017-18 FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov. There is no cutoff deadline, but some funds are awarded until they are gone. March 1 is the priority deadline.