High school seniors with good grades may be eligible for two new scholarships at Western Michigan University. University officials say the new Foundation Scholarship program will give $12,000 a year to students who qualify. That's $50,000 over four years.
Ten scholarships will be offered to incoming freshman next fall. Financial need as well as good grades will be considered in deciding which students get the scholarships that are similar to Western's long-running Medallion Scholarship program. University officials say students can apply for scholarships in both programs but can only get money from one of them.
The deadline to apply for the new Foundation Scholarship is December 22. A high school grade point average of 3.7 and an ACT score of at least 26 are required. Semifinalists will have to write a short biography and submit a two-minute-long video by February 9. The winners will be notified in mid-March. There is a consolation prize for semifinalists who aren't picked. They'll receive up to $3,000 if they enroll at WMU.