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WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships

Legacy Family Night 

Grab the Reins and Mark Your Calendar

WMU Legacy Family Night is Friday, April 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Heritage Hall. The Legacy Family Night is a great way for you and your family to connect with WMU and meet other incoming students and alumni. 

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WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

for the 2023-24 academic year

Sponsored by the Western Michigan University Alumni Association, the Legacy Scholarship is awarded to all entering students whose parent, stepparent or legal guardian is a WMU graduate. The scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award of $500.


To be eligible to apply for this competitive scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Parent, stepparent, or legal guardian must be a graduate of Western Michigan University.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student at WMU in the fall of 2023 for the first time as a freshman or as an undergraduate transfer student.


Award Process

The WMU Alumni Association awards Legacy Scholarships to students who provided information on their admission application that a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian is a graduate of Western Michigan University. This information is then used to verify alumni status. Eligible students will see the Legacy Scholarship on their student account beginning in February (for students enrolling in fall 2023).


For additional scholarship resources, please visit: https://wmich.edu/admissions/scholarships/firstyearscholarships