Building Foundations Scholarship

The Building Foundations Scholarship is for one approved Early Childhood Education course at a participating college or university. This class can be used toward licensing requirements for annual training. The Building Foundations Scholarship pays for the majority of the cost of an approved 3 or 4 credit early childhood education course at a participating college and a travel stipend and bonus dependent on the specific scholarship model. Scholarship recipients must commit to continue working for 6 months in their current setting, or in the field of early childhood education following the completion of their contract. You may be eligible for the Building Foundations Scholarship if you:

  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week in one of the following settings or in one of the following roles:
    • Licensed or registered center-based, family, or group home provider
    • Great Start to Quality Resource Center
    • Early childhood education faculty
    • Early Childhood Specialist
    • Child Day Care Licensing
    • Home Visiting (Including Early On)
    • Other early childhood focused organizations
  • Meet income eligibility guidelines
  • Are eligible to receive Michigan in-state student tuition rate