WMU's community of Seita scholars grew to a total of 160 students in fall 2012. Some interesting facts about current Seita scholars:
Seita scholars have come to WMU from over 30 counties.
Seita scholars are represented in over 30 majors at WMU.
Seita scholars have many noteable achievements including: Dean’s Honor List; Foster Club All Star; Residence Hall Assistants; NSF Intern Recipient; Study Abroad program participants; Club and Varsity team members; and leadership positions in student organizations, just to name a few.
Seita scholars are actively involved:
On campus through a Registered Student Organization called Foster Youth and Higher Education! As far as we know, it is the first student-run foster youth organization established on a college campus. Go Seita scholars!
In the local community through Kalamazoo County's Michigan Youth Opportunity Initiative (MYOI). Seita scholars meet with younger foster youth in the community and plan events together.
In the professional arena by giving presentations about issues facing foster youth at workshops, DHS trainings and professional conferences.
On the national scene by presenting in Washington, DC and being selected as Foster Club All Stars!
2011-12 Seita Scholars
Current scholar presenting her testimonial to the Congressional Caucus National Listening Tour on Foster Care (7/30/2012)