In addition to need-based financial aid and graduate assistantships, WCU offers a variety of financial awards that support outstanding achievement among
graduate students. These awards include:
Graduate Study Grant
Each academic year, the Graduate School awards a limited number of Graduate Study Grants. Study Grants are awarded to exceptionally promising students in order to relieve financial pressures so they may devote more of their energy to study and research directed toward completing their graduate work. The Graduate Study Grant application will be available February 1, 2014.
Morrill Family Fund for Research in Education
This fund supports research in the improvement of teaching at any educational level. Application forms are available in the following locations:
Application deadline: September 1.
The Otto H. Spilker Endowed Scholarship (Physical Education)
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in the School of Teaching and Learning. Priority consideration is given to students studying to teach physical education. Contact the coordinator of the Physical Education Graduate Program.
Kendall W. King Scholarship Fund (International Students)
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide financial support for deserving international students. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the award. Contact the Department of International Programs and Services for more information.
Invest in Teachers Scholarship - Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be available May 1, 2014.
You invest in the future of our youth—WCU wants to invest in you. Here is your chance to receive a scholarship to get you started on an advanced degree in education. Western is offering Invest in Teachers Scholarships this fall. Each scholarship will cover the tuition and fees for one resident-credit or distance course in the fall 2014. The only cost to the student is the $55 Graduate School application fee and the purchase of any required text or supplemental material.