The Women's Education Coalition 

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Scholarship Information

The Women's Education Coalition grant program was established by 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 and are in need of education to become financially self-sufficient.

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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 that 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:

Complete and submit one WEC online application no later than May 15. 

Two letters of recommendation from adults other than family members.

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 15:

The Financial Information Summary Form (included in application). 




May 15

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