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Single Parent, Displaced Homemaker, and
Non-traditional Career and Special Populations Grant

This grant provides tuition to eligible students.


Click the link below to download the application the Combined application for the Single Parent Displaced Homemaker and Non-Traditional Career Trainee and Women's Resource Foundation Grant.

PDF file Grant application



2 - SINGLE PARENT: a parent who (1)  is unmarried (i.e., divorced, widowed, or never married) or separated from a spouse and (2) has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody

3 - HOMEMAKER: An adult who has worked primarily without pay to care for the home AND the family for a minimum of 5 years, has diminished marketable skills, and is unemployed or underemployed.

4 - DISPLACED HOMEMAKER: A homemaker for at least 5 years, unemployed or under-employed who: (1) has been dependent on the income of a relative but is no longer supported by such income, or (2) because of divorce, separation or the death or disability of a spouse must prepare for paid employment, or (3) has been receiving public assistance.

5 - NON-TRADITIONAL CAREER TRAINEE: Women and men who wish to seek employment in a occupation which traditionally have been under represented by his/her gender. Applicants who are members of this population group must declare an approved non-traditional vocational program/ curriculum.

6 - INDIVIDUALS with LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: An adult who has limited ability in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language, and whose native language is a language other than English.

7 - INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY: Individuals who have documented disabilities related to hearing, speech, vision, learning, mobility, psychiatric function and substance abuse. Also individuals who have documented health-related impairments such as diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, or are HIV positive.

8 - ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED: Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children, Pell grant or other financial assistance recipients, or migrants.


The family's gross income must not exceed:

$ 19,000

self with no dependent

$ 25,000

self with one dependent

$ 27,000

self with two dependents

$ 29,000

self with three dependents

$ 31,000

self with four dependents

Add $ 2,000 for each additional dependent

Dependents: The number in the family who are claimed on the income tax return or children for whom you have custody or joint custody.

Note: According to federal guidelines, those with the greatest financial need will have priority.

Women's Resource Center at Lansing Community College

Women's Resource
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1199
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