scholarships awarded on merit
Significantly reduce the cost of your education by securing a merit scholarship. WMU-Cooley has a very generous scholarship program that rewards excellence.
Scholarship Opportunities After Enrollment
Scholarship opportunities extend beyond those offered by admissions. Once enrolled, students may apply for additional scholarships AFTER classes begin.
Class-Rank Merit Scholarships
Students receiving a scholarship award of less than 50% may increase the level of that scholarship through academic achievement in subsequent terms, based on the class ranking system. The new, higher scholarship award is continued as a minimum award for the duration of the student's enrollment as long as the student is not subject to sanction under the Honor Code or Disciplinary Procedures.
All WMU-Cooley students, both current and transfer, who have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours are eligible for a scholarship from 10 to 50 percent based on their academic achievement. Scholarships will be awarded to the top 25 percent of those students who are in good standing in each of the credit hour completed groupings.
Scholarship by Class Ranking*
|Top 5 percent||50%|
|Top 6-10 percent||40%|
|Top 11-15 percent||30%|
|Top 16-20 percent||20%|
|Top 21-25 percent||10%|
*A student qualifying for both entering and class ranking merit scholarships will be awarded the higher of the two and will retain their highest scholarship amount for the duration of the student's enrollment so long as the student is not subject to sanction under the Honor Code or Disciplinary Procedures.
Transfer students are eligible for incoming scholarships, with awards based on the highest of the two scholarship calculations. In addition, transfer students may also qualify for an Honors Scholarship based upon their class rank at the school from which their transfer occurs.
Conditions For All Scholarships
Merit Scholarships and Class-Rank Merit Scholarships
Effective after January 2020 grades are posted (June 2020), all current and future students receiving a new student or class-rank scholarship must maintain a 2.5 or higher law school grade point average after earning 45 or more credits. Once a student returns to a 2.5 or higher grade point average, the scholarship will be reinstated the following semester.
Also, effective after January 2020 grades are posted (June 2020), all students with less than 45 credits earned must be in good academic standing (not on probation) to receive a merit scholarship. Once a student is back in good standing, the scholarship will be reinstated the following semester.
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