Current Seita Scholars

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 Cohort
    2011-12 Seita Scholars

Current scholar presenting her testimonial to the Congressional Caucus National Listening Tour on Foster Care (7/30/2012)



Foster Youth and Higher Education Initiative
Seita Scholars Program
Faunce Student Services, Room 1111
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5302 USA
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