Western Michigan University - Seita Scholars Program

The Seita Scholars Program is a tuition scholarship and campus support program for Western Michigan University students who have lived some or all of their teenage years in foster care. The scholarsip pays for tuituion of undergraduate courses at WMU. Books, fees, housing, food and other living expenses are not included in the scholarship; however , most or all of these costs may be covered by financial aid and available state support, thereby making it possible for a Seita Scholar to ean an undergraduate degree with few or no student loans.  All Seita Scholar are provided with a campus coach for academic and personal suppott, career mentors, support with basic living needs, and emergency suppott as needed. The Seita Scholarship requires that students participate in the Seita Scholars Program and is only offered to fall semester admits to WMU.

Be sure to check out our FSM HEC Getting to Know FSM Higher Education Consortium: Seita Scholars Program!!  This webinar highlights the Seita Scholars Program at Western Micchigan University and how it supports students with experience in foster care in postsecondary access and success. 

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Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave Faunce Student Services, Room 1111
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5302


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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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