Women's Resource Center
Non-Traditional Career/Special Populations
Assistance with tuition, textbooks, and transportation is available to students who belong to one of these special populations. Income guidelines and other eligibility criteria apply. According to federal guidelines, those with the greatest financial need will have priority. Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth, Community College Services Unit, provides funds for this program. This grant is intended to assist students in occupational programs.
To qualify, you must fit one of these descriptions and provide documentation?
Non-traditional career trainee
Women and men who wish to seek employment in occupations that traditionally have been underrepresented by their sex.
Individual with Limited English Proficiency
An adult who has limited ability in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding English and whose native language is not English.
Individual with a disability
Individual who has a documented disability related to hearing, speech, vision, learning, mobility, psychiatric function or substance abuse or who has documented health-related impairments such as diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, hemophilia or is HIV positive.
Person from economically disadvantaged family, including foster children, Pell grant or other financial assistance recipients or migrants.
An individual whose assessment scores indicate a need for skill development in reading, writing and/or math, who has less than a 2.0 grade point average, or who has multiple withdrawals or drops.
Single pregnant woman
A parent who
(a) is unmarried (i.e., divorced, widowed, or never married) or separated or legally separated from a spouse and
(b) has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody.
An adult who has worked primarily without pay to care for the home and family, has diminished marketable skills, and is unemployed or underemployed.
A homemaker, unemployed or underemployed, who:
(a) has been dependent on the income of a relative but is no longer supported by such income, or
(b) because of divorce, separation, or the death or disability of a spouse must prepare for paid employment, or
(c) has been dependent on public assistance but is no longer supported by such income or is within two years of being ineligible for it.
Financial Aid Office
Abel B. Sykes, Jr. Technology and Learning Center (TLC), Room 127
Phone: (517) 483-1200
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