For the second year in a row, the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation awarded up to $15,000 to one or multiple recipients to cover leadership, training or other programs for established professional women seeking to take their careers to the next level. The money is paid directly to the educational institutions. In awarding these grants, TEMPO Milwaukee is seeking to expand the impact of women in our community by advocating, elevating and accelerating women leaders. The grants are meant to both encourage leadership development and recognize women the organization believes are having or will have an impact in the community. The recipient or recipients will be notified in April 2020.

The application period is now closed. The recipient(s) of the third annual Continuing Education Grant(s) have been notified.
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 Eligible Recipients

  • Grants are exclusively given to women professionals with at least six years of professional experience and at least one year in their current role.
  • Applicants must work AND live in the following counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha. 
  • These grants are intended for educational programs that can enhance a skill or accelerate a career such as a certificate that will enhance her skills, attending a specialized conference, or a leadership program. The grant cannot be used to obtain an undergraduate degree or higher education degree such as a Master’s degree.

Application Requirements

  • Members of TEMPO Milwaukee and TEMPO Milwaukee's Emerging Women Leaders are encouraged to apply, but no more than one TEMPO Milwaukee member or Emerging Women Leaders member can receive a grant each year.
  • Individual must submit a complete entry and supply all information and forms as listed in the online application by the deadline. No exceptions.
  • Individual agrees to submit a formal written summary at both 12 and 24 months after the program to describe how they are applying the skills of knowledge gained from the program in their current or new role. Individual also agrees to be part of a database of grant recipients that will be tracked over time.
  • Individual may only apply for one grant per year. All completed applications will be considered. Each application is reviewed by a sub-committee comprised of the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation advisory committee. A determination is made if it fits with the intent of the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation request.
  • Individuals will be notified if awarded the grant.

Ineligible Recipients

  • Seeking grant to cover undergraduate courses
  • Seeking grant to cover higher education degree such as a Master's degree
  • Seeking grant to cover scholarships
  • Individuals participating in contests or pageants or individual appeals for services
  • Seeking grant to cover a trip or tour
  • Members of the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation - Continuing Education Grants Committee

Additional Qualifiers or Restrictions

  • The Continuing Education Grant cannot be used to cover travel, lodging or other expenses outside of the program costs.
  • All information submitted will become the property of TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation and will not be returned.
  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
  • All entries will be screened for eligibility by the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation - Continuing Education Grants Committee. TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any individual it deems inappropriate for the program.
  • Submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted. No exceptions.
  • TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation reserves all rights and all decisions are final.
  • Grant money will be distributed directly to the institution through which the program is being attended.

Submission Requirements

  • Applicants must complete the online application form by March 2, 2020.
  • No hand-delivered, mailed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.
  • Questions may be directed to Kelsiee Arreguin, Communications & Events Specialist; [email protected]