Pursue your educational and employment goals with the Women's Education Coalition Grant Program.

Get connected with renewable grant assistance to increase your financial independence and move your career forward.

The Women's Education Coalition is a collaborative of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; the YWCA of Kalamazoo and the former Kalamazoo Network.

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Women residing in Kalamazoo, Barry, Calhoun, Allegan, St. Joseph, or Van Buren County who have had a significant break in their education. Applicants should be able to demonstrate how post-high school education will assist in reaching goals of increased financial independence. Priority will be given to underemployed, working mothers and those enrolling or enrolled in not-for-profit educations institutions.

The grant can be used to enroll in a professional development opportunity, trade, technology, vocational or certificate program, or an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree program. The grant may be used by part-time or full-time students.

Funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, childcare, transportation, and other educational needs.

The amount varies, based on the financial need of each recipient. Funding is renewable.

The Women’s Education Coalition grant application closed May 15, 2022, and will open again next March.