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Scholarships

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MEDF funds a number of scholarships for college students who are or who will be matriculating at area colleges and universities. Applications must be typed. All applications and supporting documentation must be sent together in one envelope and postmarked by April 30, 2018.

Doris B. Corsey Arnold Scholarship
Stipend awarded to a single mother enrolled in a college or university. Award must be used to assist with payment of childcare expenses. Applicants will need to provide documentation from childcare provider with their application.

Dr. Barbara Coulter Scholarship Scholarship that will support an African American student who attended high school in the Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb County and has been accepted to and will attend a trade/technical school or a two- or four-year college. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

Dr. Bernadine N. Denning Delta Beta Scholarship
Merit scholarship of $500 for up to four (4) full-time students matriculating at Eastern Michigan University who are members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Delta Beta Chapter. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

Bobby G. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship
Merit scholarship of $500 that will assist an African American student actively enrolled in the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. Applicant must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

Dr. Bernice Morton Scholarship
Merit scholarship of $1,000 that will assist an African American student actively enrolled in Wayne State University's College of Nursing. Applicant must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). 

Diane Hurd Muirhead Scholarship
Merit scholarship that will assist an African American student majoring in English or journalism at a Historically Black College or University. Applicant must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

James and Patricia Solomon Memorial Scholarship
A $100 book scholarship awarded to two student applicants that attend Plymouth Congregational Church (Plymouth United Church of Christ), located at 600 East Warren in Detroit.

Robin H. Sowell Scholarship
Merit scholarship of $1,200 that will assist an African American student who lives in or is actively enrolled in a metro Detroit (Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb county) area college or university and who maintains an overall GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicant must write a 300-500 word essay on the topic, "How My Academic Pursuits Will Help Me Positively Impact My Community," which should also include a brief description of his or her community service involvement. 

Michelle Watson Memorial Scholarship
Book award of $500 given to assist students actively enrolled in a college or university. This fund provides financial assistance to students who have shown uncommon determination to overcoming obstacles impeding the pursuit of education and preparation for life. The scholarship will be awarded to applicants with diabetes, deceased parents, or are living in a single parent home. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and submit a personal statement describing the challenges they have overcome or difficulties they are working to address.

Wayne County Community College District Scholarship
Financial aid scholarships awarded to students actively enrolled in and attending Wayne County Community College and pursuing an Associate's degree or completing a certification program. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Applicant must write a 300-500 word essay on the topic, "How My Academic Pursuits Will Help Me Positively Impact My Community," which should also include a brief description of his or her community service involvement. The applying student must have two letters of recommendation; one should be from a college counselor, and the other should be from a teacher, administrator, community leader, or mentor.

Interested students must submit the following items to be considered:
  1. A typed, completed, and signed application form
  2. A completed and signed media release form
  3. An official college/university transcript
  4. Evidence of child care expenses (required only for the Doris B. Corsey Arnold Scholarship)
  5. Proof of membership at Plymouth Congregational Church (required only for the James and Patricia Solomon Memorial Scholarship)
  6. A 300 to 500-word personal statement as required by the scholarship criteria or an essay addressing the topic, “How My Academic Pursuits Will Help Me Positively Impact My Community”
  7. Two (2) letters of recommendation: one from a counselor or advisor and one from an administrator, professor, mentor, or community leader that addresses their character, capabilities, and community involvement

*Please note that the Minerva Education and Development Foundation may request an interview with you as part of the application process.

For more information, send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 313.438.MEDF (6333).

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Scholarship Application

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Completed applications should be submitted:

 

BY MAIL:

Scholarship Committee

Minerva Education and Development Foundation

P.O. Box 21655

Detroit, MI 48221


QUESTIONS?

Send an e-mail to grants@medf.net or call 313.438.MEDF (6333).


All application materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2018. 

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