For the second year in a row, the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation will award 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 will be 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 late-March 2019, and be publicly recognized at TEMPO Milwaukee's Annual Meeting on April 18, 2019 from 11:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Meet the 2018 Continuing Education Grant Recipients

Valentina Bosco
Human Resources Director
Johnson Controls - Power Solutions
Received $6,100 grant for Advanced Human Resource Executive Program, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
Learn more here. 

Shelly Roder
Director, Gifts for the Journey Social Enterprise
Franciscan Peacemakers
Received $8,900 grant for Professional Life Coaching Certificate, UW-Madison Continuing Studies
Learn more here.

 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 committee comprised of board members and community partners. 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

  • 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.
  • Private and/or public conversations regarding a submitted application with members of the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation - Continuing Education Grants Committee will not be tolerated. 

Submission Requirements

  • Applicants must complete the online application form by March 1, 2019 11:59 p.m. CST. 
  • No hand-delivered, mailed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.
  • Questions may be directed to Marit Harm, Director of Membership & Programs: [email protected],