The Alumni Association of Eastern Michigan University recognizes outstanding achievement in different categories each year.
The Alumni Awards honor alumni and friends each year in May, with two recipients in each of four different award categories:
The Teaching Excellence Awards honor faculty members at Eastern Michigan University who have distinguished themselves as teachers. The awards are presented at Homecoming each year.
Recipients selected receive an award commemorating the event, a medallion and a certificate. An Award may be presented to one recipient from each of the Colleges of Education, Technology, Health and Human Services, and Business. Due to the size of the College of Arts and Sciences, three awards may be presented for that college.
The Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship was established in 1970 to encourage children and grandchildren of alumni to continue the EMU legacy.
Students who will be enrolled as entering freshmen, sophomores and transfer students at Eastern Michigan University in the fall semester may apply. Demonstration of financial need is not required.
The award granted per recipient is $1,250 per academic year and may be renewed for four consecutive years for a maximum award of $5,000 if the renewal criteria are met.
In 2008 the Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association Scholarship was expanded to include a graduate level award. Students who will be enrolled as entering as first year graduate students at Eastern Michigan University in the fall semester may apply.
The award granted per recipient is $1,250 per academic year, and may be renewed for two consecutive years for a maximum award of $2500 if the renewal criteria are met.