scholarships http://michiganradio.org en Seita Scholars Program Helps Foster Care Alumni http://michiganradio.org/post/seita-scholars-program-helps-foster-care-alumni <p>There are lots of scholarship programs that help pay for school.&nbsp; One scholarship at Western Michigan University goes farther to help students tackling college on their own.&nbsp;</p><p>John Seita's an alumni of WMU.&nbsp; Against long odds he earned three degrees from the school, after he aged out of the foster care system.&nbsp; His story inspired a program bearing his name.</p><p>Now the Seita Scholars Program helps students facing similar challenges.&nbsp; It’s a full tuition scholarship for people who've aged out of the foster care system.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:27:09 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10894 at http://michiganradio.org Seita Scholars Program Helps Foster Care Alumni Kalamazoo Promise scholarship yields mixed results http://michiganradio.org/post/kalamazoo-promise-scholarship-yields-mixed-results <p>Six years after Kalamazoo Public schools unveiled<a href="https://www.kalamazoopromise.com/"> the Promise scholarship</a>, the program&#39;s administrators say the program has had success, but maintain there is still a lot of work to be done, according to the <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/11/the_kalamazoo_promise_scholars.html">Kalamazoo Gazette</a>.</p><p>The program has provided tuition assistance to more than 2,300 district high school graduates to the tune of over $30 million.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:35:43 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5153 at http://michiganradio.org Kalamazoo Promise scholarship yields mixed results Lansing Community College offers LGBT scholarship http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-community-college-offers-lgbt-scholarship <p>Scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students are popping up all over the country and <a href="http://www.lcc.edu/">Lansing Community College</a> has just created its own version of an LGBT scholarship.</p><p>The LCC scholarship is for gay students, under age 25, who have done advocacy work within the community. There are approximately fifty national scholarships for LGBT students, straight students who have supported the community, and children of gay parents.&nbsp; There are more than a dozen similar scholarships for students who want to attend Michigan’s four year universities<em>.</em></p><p>Candace Gingrich-Jones is with the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/">Human Rights Campaign.</a>&nbsp; She says they’re seeing a lot of gay alumni who decide to donate money and create scholarships for LGBT students.</p><blockquote><p>“It’s like if you’re a member of a fraternity or sorority, or if you’re a member of the theater club. You want to pass something on to the next group of people.”</p></blockquote><p>The LCC scholarship was funded and named in honor of Betsy Lou Robson, a woman from Lansing.&nbsp;</p><p>Human Rights Campaign maintains a database of <a href="http://www.hrc.org/issues/youth_and_campus_activism/8644.htm">LGBT scholarships</a>, broken down by state. Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:02:35 +0000 Kyle Norris 1178 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing Community College offers LGBT scholarship First "restaurant week" underway in Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/first-restaurant-week-underway-grand-rapids <p><span class="article-content"><span>A number of Grand Rapids restaurants are booked this weekend thanks to the new event celebrating great dining at a reasonable price.<br /> Thu, 04 Nov 2010 22:50:26 +0000 Lindsey Smith 273 at http://michiganradio.org First "restaurant week" underway in Grand Rapids