Metro Detroit Outreach

Metro Detroit Community Outreach in Western Michigan University’s Office of Precollege Programming provides services and programs designed to engage K-12 students and their parents in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties interested in opportunities for higher education.

Programs and services to community, faith based and youth serving organizations include:

  • Conduct college readiness workshops/presentations at meetings and conferences.
  • Resource tables at community events.
  • Develop and nurture collaborative relationships and partnerships between the University and others in the tri-county area.
  • Metro Detroit Scholarships Intensive Workshops for junior and high school students and their families.
  • Information sessions about WMU programs and services.

A great resource for information on scholarships is Enact Your Future, Inc.

Upcoming Events

Listed below are upcoming events and activities when scheduled. To schedule a presentation or request a resource table send an email to doreen.odom@wmich.edu or call (269) 599-2496.

Western Michigan University invites high school juniors, seniors and parents to attend our college readiness workshops. Workshop features:
  • WMU need-based and merit-based scholarship opportunities
  • Information about WMU Endowed Scholarships 
  • How to find community scholarships
  • How to Afford College in Michigan

Western Wednesday, October 30, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Scholarships 

DSTDFI Headquarters, 24760 W. 7 Mile Rd. (corner of Grand River & W. 7 Mile Rd.), Detroit, MI 48219

Super Saturday, November 16, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Michigan Student Aid & Scholarships

St. Stephen AME Church, 6000 John E. Hunter Dr. (near W. Grand Blvd & McGraw), Detroit, MI 48210

Super Saturday, November 16, 2:30 - 4 p.m., Scholarships

Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Rd. (Civic Center Dr.), Troy, MI 48084

Western Wednesday, December 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Scholarships 

W. Bloomfield Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Rd, W. Bloomfield, MI 48323
 
Reserve your spot today by sending an email at least one day prior to the workshop with your name, number attending, high school and grade to: doreen.odom@wmich.edu. Light refreshments will be served. Any questions call: 269.599.2496.