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Women's Education Coalition Grant

Community Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Type
Both

Award

$500 to $2,000


Renewability
Renewable

Deadline
May 15

Scholarship Information

The Women's Education Coalition Grant program is a cooperative venture of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; the YWCA of Kalamazoo; and the former Kalamazoo Network. Its purpose is to provide renewable grant assistance to women who are currently underemployed or unemployed and are in need of education to become financially self-sufficient.

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Applications are available online or at our office in January. If you'd like an application mailed to you, please contact the foundation at 269-381-4416.

 



    Eligibility Criteria

    Women residing in Kalamazoo, Barry, Calhoun, Allegan, St. Joseph or Van Buren Counties are eligible for WEC grants. Priority will be given to underemployed working mothers and those enrolling or enrolled in not-for-profit educational institutions. Applicants must be adult women who have had a significant break in their formal education and can demonstrate how post-high school education will help them reach their goals of increased financial independence. They may enroll in any educational curriculum or program or professional development opportunity which will lead to employment or improved employment. They must have been admitted to the institution of their choice. Both part-time and full-time students may apply for assistance.

    Application Requirements

    The following must be submitted to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation:

    1. One copy of completed Women's Education Coalition Grant application.
    2. Statement of goals and ambitions (not to exceed three pages) that answers the following three questions: 1. What are your educational and personal goals for the future and how will a degree certificate or seminar/workshop assist you in meeting these goals? 2. What have been the circumstances or stumbling blocks that have prevented you from achieving your educational and personal goals? 3. What steps have you already taken toward achieving your goals?
    3. Two letters of recommendation from adults other than family members.
    4. An official copy of college transcript(s) if courses have been completed within the past five years.

    The following must be sent to the college(s) of your choice by May 1:

    The Financial Information Summary Form.


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