NWLB (No Worker Left Behind) in Michigan are Easy Scholarships

NWLB Michigan

NWLB Michigan

Here’s a different twist on finding fast and easy scholarships to pay for your college tuition. If you default into this *NWLB – No Michigan Worker Left Behind criteria then it will pay for your college for two years. You won’t have to do anything but apply for the *NWLB Michigan program and your tuition is covered. Now that’s a simple scholarship to get. Here’s how it works.

If you live in Michigan, and you are unemployed or about to be laid off, you may be eligible to obtain an education courtesy of the *NWLB (No Worker Left Behind) Michigan Program. The purpose of this program is not only to educate Michigan residents, but to educate those residents in a way that prepares them for emerging knowledge-based job opportunities in the state of Michigan.

While the initial goal of the NWLB (No Worker Left Behind) Michigan Program was to help 100,000 workers to obtain the skills that they needed to get back to work, or to start work in a more advanced industry, the program has been successful – to the point where more than 80,000 residents have participated, that the program will far exceed that goal.

If you are eligible for the program, you will receive $5000 each year for your education, for two years. The total amount cannot exceed $10,000, and you must finish your educational program within four years. Only certain programs are approved for the easy scholarship tuition program, and some examples of these programs include biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, health care, and renewable energy.

In order to be eligible for the program, you must be unemployed, have received notice that you will be terminated or laid off. If you are working, you must not have a total annual family income of more than $40,000. In either instance, you must be eighteen years of age or older, and if you are between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three, you cannot have been a high school graduate within the past two years. You cannot currently be a full-time college student.

There are, of course, additional requirements for the NWLB (No (Michigan) Worker Left Behind) program. You must attend a school in Michigan, and this school must be an approved training program, or a Michigan University or community college. You must also take a skill assessment through a Michigan Works Agency. Obviously, you must be a resident of Michigan. All simple criteria for fast & easy scholarships for Michigan students.

In order to apply for this tuition program, you must visit your local Michigan Works Agency (MWA). Each agency will differ in terms of how the application process is carried out, and the amount of time that it takes to get a decision. Because of the overwhelming popularity of the program, there is a backlog, so make sure that you apply as soon as possible to take advantage of this short-term opportunity.

If you are concerned about the degree programs that will be approved for the tuition program, you can be certain that there are a wide range of programs that qualify. For example, all of the degree and certificate programs offered at Walsh College in Michigan qualify for the program.

Before you visit the Michigan Works Agency to apply for the program, you should visit the college that you will be attending, in Michigan, to talk to a student counselor and determine which degree or certificate program will work best for you so you can land one of these easy scholarships. However, again, you will have to take a skill assessment test through the MWA as well.

It is important to understand that when the NWLB Michigan (No Worker Left Behind) Program was established that it was set for a three-year period, beginning in August of 2007. This means that unless the program is renewed, August of 2010 will be your last opportunity to take advantage of this free tuition opportunity. Chances are it will continue with the current (2009) state of the Michigan economy. If you fit the above criteria and college is in your future plans then this is one of the easiest scholarships you will find today.

*The NWLB program has been discontinued effective 1/1/12.

Here are current updates on the NWLB Michigan Program
No Michigan Worker left Behind Information Sheet.
NWLB Funding Facts are Strong.
Questions and Answers on the NWLB Michigan Program.


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  2. sleepless in michigan

    This article is not conveying the right tone about this “simple” scholarship. I am in the program. It took me 6 months to get an “acceptable” training program to go into (it came down to what school would cost less – Baker vs. Community College. I found out from a professor that the career I chose, Web Programming, is not a good selection (although it was on the state’s list of “hot careers”) because 80% of the work is being contracted from foreign countries (hmmm…sound familiar?)

    Also, the NWLB program will only pay for you to get a degree or certification. If you have transferrable credits, you can only take enough credits to complete that degree. For example, if getting your associates would only take you an additional 18 credits…that’s all they will pay for. Forget the two years. They tell you that gas reimbursement is given ($7 per day of classes), but in reality you don’t receive it for at least a month or so.

    It’s nice to have the opportunity, but from what I hear you can get as much assistance from a Pell Grant, without the restrictions, as you can from this program. All said and done…as my marketing professor says…”but where will you get employed?”

  3. Sleepless,

    thanks for your input. I suspect every program has its potholes and thanks for pointing one out. It seems like it’s important to choose a field of studey that is 100% compatable with the NWLB program. Walsh college in Michigan has NWLB compatability. This may help some as a reference point.

  4. A higher education is becoming more and more important for everyone – especially Mom’s. This is true whether you are a single mom or a married mom, as everyone knows that it essentially takes two incomes these days to raise children. You need to find scholarships for moms because it is also important that your children see the importance that you place on education. Unfortunately, most Moms’ cannot afford to pay for a higher education, which is why Project Working Mom is so important. Through the program, there is approximately $5 million available for full-tuition scholarships. This is worth looking into.

  5. Christina Strevel

    This program has been discontinued effective 1/1/12.

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