Stevens scholarship available for young women
FLINT — Female entrepreneurs looking to further their education can apply for a college scholarship that honors the late Katharine Roat Stevens, a well-known Genesee County business owner and advocate for women in business.
The scholarship, administered by the Genesee Chamber Foundation, will be awarded in the amount of up to $1,000 to at least one graduating female high school senior in Genesee County.
To qualify for the Katharine Roat Stevens scholarship, candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5; an interest in becoming an entrepreneur; 40 hours of volunteer service with Genesee County nonprofits throughout high school and service in leadership roles in school or out of school settings throughout high school. Applicants also must show financial need, established using Federal guidelines of free/reduced lunch eligibility status.
Scholarship applications are available through area high schools or online at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (www.cfgf.org). For instructions on how to navigate the application website, visit www.flintandgenesee.org/wp-content/ uploads/2017/01/01-CFGF-Scholarship-Application Instructions.pdf.
Applications for this year’s scholarship are due by March 31. For more information, call 810-600-1404. — L.R.
McLaren welcomes midwife
FLINT TOWNSHIP — Kimberly Tibai, a certified nurse midwife, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Tibai is seeing patients at Women’s Health South at the McLaren Flint Township Community Center, located at 1314 S. Linden Rd.
Tibai completed graduate midwifery training through the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. In addition, she holds a master of science in Nursing through Wayne State University in Detroit.
Tibai can be reached by contacting McLaren Flint Township Community Center at 810-342-1700. — L.R.
‘Starting Business’ training
FLINT — “Starting a Business” will be presented at the Oak Business Center in Flint via classroom presentation from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. This workshop will also be presented via webinar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.
“Starting a Business” is for people considering self-employment, or who may be starting a business.
This training covers starting and operating, evaluating market potential for products/ services, costs and financing options, plus business planning. Every registered classroom attendee will receive a copy of the book, “Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business.”
There is no fee but advance registration is required. To register for the WEBINAR, go to: clients.sbdcmichigan.org/ workshop.aspx?ekey=60370002. — L.R.