Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program staff have begun working remotely, to follow the recommendations of social distancing and adhere to the state order to stay-at-home. While our office doors will be closed physically the KPSP office will continue to be available to Kalamazoo Promise Scholars that may have questions or need any support at this time.

We are providing you multiple ways to connect with us:

We're opening a KPSP Student Portal. The Portal is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chat with us

Promise Coaches and Peer Mentors are available to meet with you!

Schedule a Virtual Appointment

Call us. Give us a call at (269) 387-6314 or (269) 387-2129.

Email us. Send us an email at kalamazoo-promise@wmich.edu.

Are you experiencing a hardship due to changes in your life or at school because of COVID-19? Please let us know.

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The Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program provides direct support to students who are eligible for the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship and are attending, or planning to attend, Western Michigan University. We do this by offering guidance on navigating the academic and personal challenges of college life, connecting students with campus and community resources and providing knowledge, awareness and skills for students to succeed in college, careers, and the community. We also work to provide additional opportunities to students including studying abroad, attending conferences and other programming designed you enhance your resume. The Our Space student lounge is an area that was designed with Promise students in mind. It is a place to rest, study or socialize between classes.

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Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship Acceptance Form

If you are planning to attend Western Michigan University you must complete the scholarship acceptance and agreement forms with our office in 1320 Adrian Trimpe on WMU's main campus. You can do so by scheduling an appointment with us.

Throughout the year we visit high schools, participate in local events and even host events here on campus. Students can complete their scholarship acceptance forms with us during these events as well.

Locating Our Office

 We are located on the west side of campus near Parking Services and Western View apartments. Find us on Google Maps or you can use our GPS location is 1003 Ring Road S, Kalamazoo, MI 49006.

Arriving by car:

  • If you are headed northbound on Howard, turn right onto Michigan Ave. and enter the roundabout. Take the first exit out of the roundabout onto Ring Road South. The Adrian Trimpe Building is the first building on your left, right off the road (located between lots 100 and 39).
  • If you are headed southbound no Howard, turn left onto Michigan Ave. and enter the roundabout. Take the first exit out of the roundabout onto Ring Road South. The Adrian Trimpe Building is the first building on your left, right off the road (located between lots 100 and 39).

Parking:

In order to avoid having your car ticketed or towed, please adhere to the parking regulations, and park in the posted areas designated by the parking map. Parking permits are available for prospective or recently admitted students who have not yet taken classes at WMU. You will request this upon scheduling an appointment with a Promise Coach or Peer Mentor. 

If you are eligible to receive a parking permit:

After exiting the roundabout onto Ring Road South, take the first left into lot 100 and park at the parking meters. Your car will then be facing our offices. Be sure to place your printed parking pass on the dash of your car so that it is visible. If receive a pink hanging tag after arriving at our office, make sure the date is completely punched out and be sure to hang it on your mirror so that is visible from outside your vehicle. If there is no parking available in lot 100, you can park in lot 76, towards the back. Look for a sign that says parking available for all permits.