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More than a scholarship program

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WELI strives to increase college completion rates among female students in the Salinas Valley . With the support of the WELI Program, WELI Scholars of Hartnell College will achieve their leadership potential and attain personal, academic, and professional success. For the 2024-2025 academic year, 25 women will be selected to be part of the WELI cohort.  

WELI Scholars receive the following benefits:  

  • Leadership Training: Three day training to develop critical life skills such as budgeting and communication.

  • Mentor Program: Community leaders serve as WELI Mentors.

  • Scholarship Award: At completion of Leadership Training, students receive a $1,250 award. An additional $1,250 will be given upon completion of the mentor workshops.


    Must be a current Hartnell student who plans on being enrolled at Hartnell for the 2024-2025 Academic Year Maintain enrollment in at least 9 units each semester (6 units, if DSPS recipient) Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher Transgender and Cisgender women are welcome to apply. Former WELI recipients are not eligible to apply.

Application deadline for the WELI program is June 14, 2024

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Who To Contact

  • Office of Equity Programs
    Phone: (831) 755-6723
    Building: B - Student Services Building
    Office: B-204A



B - Student Services