The Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program provides direct support to students who are recipients of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship and are attending, or planning to attend, Western Michigan University. We do this by offering guidance to students to navigate the academic and personal challenges of college life, connecting students with campus and community resources and providing knowledge, awareness and skills for students to succeed in college, careers, and the community. 

Kalamazoo Promise graduation stole

Graduation is a time to commemorate your achievements, consider future opportunities, and embrace a world of infinite possibilities. As a way to recognize your commitment and dedication to your education, on behalf of the Kalamazoo Promise, we would like to give each of you a Kalamazoo Promise graduation stole for you to wear during your commencement on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
To receive your stole, visit us between April 23 - 27 in room 1310 in the Adrian Trimpe building on WMU's main campus. Please bring a photo ID. Prior to receiving your stole we will ask you to complete a very brief survey about your plans after college.
We hope that you will reflect fondly on the memories you have made here at WMU and in Kalamazoo and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. As we all know, change can at times mean uncertainty. Please know that we are always here and available to you even after you graduate.


Future, current and past Promise students can meet with a Promise coach by visiting the Kalamazoo Promise office in room 1310 in the Adrian Trimpe building on WMU's main campus. To schedule an appointment you can give us a call at (269) 387-6314 or use our online scheduler: Lauren Carney or Ronald Dillard.

Kalamazoo promise SCholarship acceptance form

Students planning to attend Western Michigan University must complete the scholarship acceptance form with our office in 1310 Adrian Trimpe on WMU's main campus. They can do so by scheduling an appointment with Lauren Carney or Ronald Dillard.

Throughout the year we visit high schools, participate in local events and even host events here on campus. Students can complete their scholarship acceptance forms with us during these events as well.


  • April 10, 2018 - Kalamazoo Public School visit for seniors. Please connect with your school to attend this half day event from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • April 27, 2018 - Loy Norrix Senior Day. We will be available during the senior photo shoot to accept scholarship acceptance forms.
  • May 2, 2018 - Loy Norrix Parent/Teacher Conferences. We will be available during conference to accept scholarship acceptance forms between 4 - 7 p.m.
  • June 2018 - Orientation. Dates. We will be in the Bernhard Center East Ballroom between 9 and 10 a.m. on the first day of every orientation session.
  • Note: Kalamazoo Central visit date is TBD.