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Eligibility requirements

 

Applying to the Seita Scholars program, which includes the Seita scholarship, is separate from applying to WMU. To be eligible applicants must be between the ages of 17-25 and:

  • The Seita Scholarship is a scholarship that supports Western Michigan University students who have lived some or all of their teenage years in foster care.  The Seita Scholarship is only offered to fall semester admits to WMU.
  • Qualify for the Educational Training Voucher (see for example, Michigan's ETV program) and/or the Michigan Education Trust Fostering Futures Scholarship.
  • Be Financial Aid Eligible

Scholarship Program Acceptance Process

  • Apply to the Seita Scholars Program using the webform below
  • If eIigible, you will be contacted for an interview with our coaching staff

After Being Accepted

  • If accepted to our program, return the scholarship agreement forms to
Seita Scholars Program
1903 W Michigan Ave,
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5302

2022-23 Application 

All students accepted to the Seita Scholars program are required to attend Summer Early Transition Week. Dates for summer 2022 are July 11-14. Housing and food will be provided on WMU’s campus (If the event is held in person).

Applicant information
Address where you receive mail
Phone number (with area code) where we can best reach you
I was in foster care on or after my 14th birthday, and if I was adopted out of foster care, the adoption occurred on or after my 16th birthday. I have contacted my case worker and will submit supporting documentation. Supporting documentation must verify the age requirement as specified above. Students who receive this award must live on campus in a residence hall or a WMU apartment and fully participate in the Seita Scholars Program. I understand the following information: WMU may contact the state human service agency, or any other relevant agency, to verify my eligibility for the scholarship and suitability for the scholars program; certain personal information is required to process this application. It will be properly safeguarded, and is used only for legitimate purposes and only when absolutely necessary; submission of this application does not guarantee admission to WMU nor acceptance into the Seita Scholars Program; an interview or interviews may be required. By submitting this application, I agree to all of the above. I agree that I will hold Western Michigan University harmless as a result of contact with any such agency. Applicants who are still in high school must also apply for the Tuition Incentive Program before graduating from high school by calling (888) 447-2687. Space in the Seita Scholarship/Seita Scholars Program may be limited.
Emergency contact information
Case worker/Supportive Adult information

Seita Scholars Program
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5302 USA
Phone: (269) 387-8362
Fax: (269) 387-8360

Location
1111 Faunce Student Services Building, Mail Stop 5302