September 20, 2012

Women of Colors Scholarship

Women of Colors (WOC) was founded in 1993 by a group of women that believed it would take a cooperative effort of women of all nationalities, ages and socioeconomic status to address issues plaguing the Saginaw Community. The founders believed that women should take a more active role in addressing issues of crime, blight and poverty. WOC began by providing support, community outreach services and facilitating discussions within the community. WOC’s mission promotes multi-cultural diversity and enhances community relations in Saginaw County by performing community service, mentoring youth, and collaborating with other organizations.

The Women of Colors Scholarship will be awarded each year to a Great Empowering Motivational Sessions (GEMS) member that is an area high school senior actively involved in efforts to empower young women and in activities that address issues affecting young women in the Saginaw Community. GEMS program members will be given priority. If no GEMS members are high school seniors, applications will be accepted from non-GEMS applicants. 



  • Male or female graduating high school seniors or current college students residing in Saginaw County
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Pursuing an associate or undergraduate degree or Career and Technical Education (CTE) training (skilled trade/vocation)
  • Member of GEMS (Great Empowering Motivational Sessions). If no GEMS members qualify, this scholarship will be open to non-members 


Evaluation Criteria

Special essay (25); letters of recommendation (15); financial need (10); academic performance (10); extracurricular activities (10); overall involvement (10); community service (10); leadership (5); awards/honors (5); essay (5)

Membership Requirements

Please refer to the online scholarship application for more information.  

Special Attachment Required

Please refer to the online scholarship application for more information.