(FLINT, Mich., Jan. 7, 2014) -- The Genesee Chamber Foundation is taking applications for both the Katharine Roat Stevens Education and Training Fund and the Katharine Roat Stevens Scholarship Fund. The late Katharine Roat Stevens was a well-known business owner and advocate for women in business. The funds, named in her honor, support education and training for women in Genesee County pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors.

The Katharine Roat Stevens Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for young women who are graduating seniors from a Genesee County high school, including public, private, charter, alternative and home schooling. Applicants must have entrepreneurial aspirations, a 2.5 GPA, documented 40 hours of community service and experience in leadership roles in or out of school.

Scholarship applications are available through area high schools or by contacting the Education and Training Coordinator at krset@flintandgenesee.org.  Completed applications are due by March 1, 2014.

The Katharine Roat Stevens Education and Training Fund provides support for education and training opportunities for low income women who live in Genesee County and have entrepreneurial aspirations. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have an interest in becoming an entrepreneur and show financial need.

Awards may be used for college, vocational, or recognized business-related training tuition, fees and books, and will be paid directly to the training institution.

Training Fund applications are available through area colleges or by contacting the Education and Training Coordinator at krset@flintandgenesee.org.  Completed applications are due four times in 2014: March 30, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31.

The Katharine Roat Stevens Education and Training Fund for and the Katharine Roat Stevens Scholarship Fund are held at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and managed by the Genesee Chamber Foundation.