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.
First Year Experience: Promise Edition
Students registering for the First Year Experience course are encouraged to register for the Promise section of this course which helps students not only better navigate the University and the classroom, but also provides important information about using the Promise at Western Michigan University and the benefits of being a Kalamazoo Promise Scholar.
First Year Experience: Kalamazoo Promise
Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursday, 5 - 6:15 p.m.
Meeting Locations: 2250 Kohrman Hall
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Prospective, current and past Promise students can schedule an appointment with the Promise Coach by calling us at (269) 387-6314 or using our online scheduler: calendly.com/katrinamgoodall
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 Katrina M. Goodall.
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.
Did you get a summer bill?
Don't forget to complete the summer financial aid application if you are planning to take summer classes. WMU requires you to complete this form if you want to make use of financial aid during the summer. Complete the form and return to Bronco Express. You will need to complete a different form depending on which summer session you are planning to attend.
- Summer I: "Undergraduate summer l application"
- Summer II: "Undergraduate and graduate summer ll application"
June 19 & 24 - Kalamazoo Promise will be at New Student Orientation
To better serve and to assure that scholarships for incoming freshmen are applied in the fall we will be at the Bernhard Center during New Student Orientation check-in from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. on June 19 and June 24. We ask that our incoming Broncos sign up for these dates if possible so we can check in with them. Note that every incoming Promise student must meet with our office in order for their scholarship to be applied at WMU. It is wise to stop by on those dates to make sure your paperwork is complete and your scholarship is ready to be applied at WMU in the Fall, that you are prepared for the transition to college and know about the resources and opportunities we provide for you on campus. We look forward to seeing our new Broncos at Orientation and Welcome to Western Michigan University!
August 31- WMU Kalamazoo Promise Induction Ceremony
All incoming first year Kalamazoo Promise students attending Western Michigan University will be inducted into the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program on August 31 in the Fetzer Center at 1 p.m. The event will feature an address from Western Michigan University leaders, opportunities to connect with current students and other WMU and Kalamazoo community members who are advocates for Promise students at WMU. Students are able to bring one additional guest to the event as seating is limited. Students are asked to RSVP by July 28. Changes to RSVPs can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.