The following activities were funded through WCC Foundation Grants, which are small grants made to faculty and staff of the college to support activities that directly benefit the experiences of WCC students. These grants are made once a year. Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Foundation Grant Recipients!

WCC Foundation Grants



Adult Transitions Scholarships for GED preparation students who cannot afford to pay the $30 fee for the class. Because this is a non-credit class, students are not eligible for financial aid or Foundation scholarships.
Behavioral Science Conduct a workshop at the Scrap Box in Ann Arbor for students in the Child Care Professional program.
Behavioral Science Assist needy students in the Child Development Associate program who need help paying for the national certification fee of $325.
Continuing Education & Community Services Support for the “Heighten the Educational & Leadership Potential (HELP) of youth” project operated out of the Harriet St. extension center. The program, in partnership with Ypsi public schools, Michigan Works and EMU will engage students in academic and social enrichment activities for at-risk students to improve their academic achievement and introduce them to college.
Continuing Education Scholarships for 36 needy students in the Phlebotomy program, which leads students directly to an employment opportunity. Because this is a non-credit program, financial aid is not available.
Counseling & Career Planning Augment existing departmental fund to assist students with emergency financial needs such as purchasing books, bus tokens, uniforms or other supplies.
Curriculum & Assessment Help offset expenses for WCC’s Camp Compute, summer computer and technology camps for underserved middle and high school students designed to introduce young people to college and give WCC students leadership experience as “camp counselors.”
English Assist with the production costs of student literary zine, “Blood Orange.”
English Purchase 160 tickets to 4 different UMS performances (40 per performance).
Foreign Language Assist students in four week-long, foreign language study immersion program in Costa Rica.
Learning Support Services Provide training for LSS and ESL tutors to work with an increasing number of deaf students.
Life Sciences Purchase and install two LCD video monitors in existing cadaver lab on video and allow for computer enhanced study and comparison of specimens with online resources.
Mathematics Purchase manipulatives to assist students in the developmental math courses to help improve completion rates.
Performing Arts Help expand drama/theater program to retain quality professionals to assist student productions while adding a second theater production geared toward performing at area theaters (such as Riverside Arts Center)
Physical Sciences Purchasing 5 microscopes and accompanying supplies for the SCI 101 lab instead of simply using slide “viewers”
Physical Sciences Purchase dynamic carts and tracks for use in “The Nature of Science”, a general ed required course. This equipment tends to be hard to find when it is needed as it is often in use in the physics labs.
Physical Sciences Purchase of CyberEd software, which simulates different principles and theories of physics to give students problem-solving practice.
Physical Sciences Purchase micro-scale chemistry kits to equip new chemistry resource room. Kits will allow students to experiment on their own or practice lab techniques.
Radiography Provide funds for the current Clinical Coordinator in Radiography to attend an existing archeological program in Peru in preparation for taking over as lead faculty of this.
Radiography Assist Radiography students with travel costs to Peru to excavate mummies and conduct radiographic research.

Applicants must use the Foundation Grant Application (PDF, 740 KB). The Foundation Grant Application is an interactive Adobe Acrobat file. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free from Adobe. Recipients are selected by a committee of WCC Foundation Board members, community volunteers, and a WCC Trustee. Recommendations are made to the WCC Foundation Board for final approval each June.