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Minerva Education and Development Foundation Scholarships

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 June 30, 2019.

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).

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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.

Dr. Judith T. Jackson Scholars Fund

Financial aid scholarship of $1,000 awarded to a student transitioning from a Detroit Public Schools Community District high school to a two- or four-year college. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale), 30 hours of community service in his/her senior year of high school and have been accepted to attend a two- or four- year college. The scholarship is renewable for three years if student maintains a 3.2 GPA in college as evidenced by college transcript – for a total scholarship award of $4,000.

Dr. Judith T. Jackson GEMS Scholarship

Book award of $500 given to assist a student who actively participated in the GEMS youth program through Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter for at least three years and has been accepted to attend a two- or four-year college. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale). The scholarship is renewable for three years if student maintains a 3.2 GPA in college as evidenced by college transcript – for a total scholarship award of $2,000.

Application Requirements – All Scholarships

1. Application – Enclose your completed and signed application form.

2. High School and/or College/University Transcript – Attach a copy of your transcript.

3. Evidence Of Acceptance – Attach a copy of your trade school or college acceptance. (This is required for those scholarships that require proof of admission only.)

4. Evidence Of Membership At Plymouth Congregational Church – Provide a letter from the church verifying that you are a member of the congregation. (This is required for the James and Patricia Solomon Memorial Fund only.)

5. Evidence of Child Care Expenses – Include a notarized letter from the childcare provider. (This is required for the Doris B. Corsey Arnold Child Care Fund only.)

6. Media Release – Enclose your completed and signed media release.

7. Personal Statement – Include 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,” which should also include a brief description of your community service involvement.

8. Two Letters Of Support – Attach two letters of recommendation: one from a counselor or advisor and one from an administrator, professor, mentor, or community leader that addresses your character, capabilities, and community involvement.

9. Two Letters Of Support – Attach two letters of recommendation: one from a teacher, counselor or principal and one from organization President or an administrator regarding student’s community service. (This is required for the Dr. Judith T. Jackson Scholars Fund only.)

10. Two Letters Of Support – Attach two letters of recommendation: one from a teacher, counselor or principal and one from a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter who is not a GEMS sponsor. (This is required for the Dr. Judith T. Jackson GEMS Scholarship only.)

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

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).