Scholarship for our incoming freshmen

 The Motor City Pride Scholarship (MCPS) was established in 2011 by the Motor City Ragers to encourage graduating high school seniors (class of 2012) to pursue higher education at one of Detroit's eligible institutions. 

Eligible institutions include: Wayne State University, the University of Detroit Mercy, and the College for Creative Studies. 
The MCPS will cover the recipient's cost of books for his/her first semester at one of the eligible institutions. 
Application Deadline is June 30, 2012. Recipient(s) of the Motor City Pride Scholarship will be notified by July 31, 2012.


-Applicant must have a cumulative high school Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.25* 
-Applicant must enroll in one of Detroit's three eligible institutions of higher education for the Fall of 2012.
-Applicant must demonstrate passion and love for Detroit, and also, an unyielding commitment to the City's future.

Additional Requirements:

-In addition to filling out the application, applicant must submit a minimum one-page personal statement in response to the following: 
1. Why you should be considered for this scholarship. 
2. How you will benefit from this scholarship. 
3. What you love most about the City of Detroit. 
4. How you will benefit from pursuing higher education in Detroit. 
5. What you can do to help in the revitalization of Detroit. 
-Applicant must submit a copy of his/her high school transcript as proof of eligibility.
-The scholarship recipient(s) will also be required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service over the course of the semester at one or more of the several Detroit organizations that aim to make a positive difference in the City (additional information will be sent after award notification).

Application Instructions:

-Applicant must fill out the application and satisfy all requirements to be eligible for the scholarship. 
-Applicant must complete and submit the application form and his/her one-page personal statement to City Pride Detroit at P.O. Box 321003, Detroit, MI 48232-1003, or to, along with all of the appropriate transcripts and documents by the June 30, 2012 deadline. 
-Recipient(s) of the Motor City Pride Scholarship will be chosen after all applications have been reviewed. The selected student(s) will then be contacted by July 31, 2012 with further information.

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