More than a scholarship program

group of women picturedWELI 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
Click Here to Apply.

Who To Contact

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



B - Student Services