KZCF accepting applications for Women's Education Coalition scholarship

Now through May 15 the Kalamazoo Community Foundation is accepting applications for its Women’s Education Coalition grant for higher education.

WEC supports underemployed or unemployed women pursuing education to become financially self-sufficient. Grants, typically ranging from $500 to $2,000, are based on need and are renewable.

Grants can be used for certificate and professional development programs as well as for undergraduate or graduate degrees. Eligible women include those with a significant break in their pursuit of a part- or full-time certificate or degree program, and who live in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, St. Joseph or Van Buren county. Priority is given to underemployed working mothers and those enrolling or enrolled in not-for-profit educational institutions.

WEC was established as a cooperative venture of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, YWCA of Kalamazoo and the former Kalamazoo Network. 

According to Nancy Timmons, scholarship manager at the Community Foundation, “WEC strives to change our communities through education, one family at a time. Data continues to show that when we help educate women, we contribute to the success of families.”

Since 1995, WEC has granted over $1 million to more than 250 non-traditional students.

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April 25, 2017

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