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YCS Foundation Scholarship Application

The 2022 Ypsilanti Community Schools Foundation Scholarship application is LIVE! The application has been sent to all YCS Counselors and College Advisors, including ECA and WIHI. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Scholarship Chair, DJ Cherif at
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Senior Last day is Friday, May 13, 2022

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2022 Ypsilanti Community Schools Foundation Scholarship Application

The 2022 YCSF Scholarship Application is due no later than Friday, April 22nd at 11:59 PM EST. Please be sure to read each scholarship description below in its entirety to determine eligibility and submit all required information.
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Brave Women Alumni Scholarship | $1,000: Tuition assistance for any Ypsilanti Community School High School (YCHS) women of color attending a community college or 4-year institution. Must have participated in at least 2 extracurricular activities, be a varsity athlete, or choir/band (3 years) with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must complete one of the 250-word essays: Option 1) Describe a time in your life where you demonstrated leadership and overcame obstacles either through your social, school, or family life. Option 2) What does it mean to have an impact? To be an advocate? How do you plan to have an impact on the community in which you come from? Minimum GPA: 3.0

Dr. James and Vivian Hawkins Scholarship | $1,000: Assistance to a student attending a 4-year college/university or community college. Must have participated in at least one extra-curricular activity, have sound moral character, and complete a one-page word essay describing a personal challenge you faced and how you addressed it. Minimum GPA: 2.5

Forever Brave Scholarship | $1,000: Tuition assistance to a program at a community college, technical school, or university. Must have participated in at least 1 extra-curricular activity and be an athlete (at least 2 years’ varsity). Must have high moral character (no suspensions) and complete a 1-page essay (250 words) detailing how they have overcome academic, personal, or social-economic obstacles. Minimum GPA: 3.0

Pastor Victoria Swanson-James Memorial Scholarship | $1,000: Tuition assistance to any YCHS woman attending a 2-year or 4-year institution. The student should have an outstanding record of community involvement and moral character. To apply, write a 300-word essay sharing how you plan to use your college education to give back to your community. No GPA requirement.

Ofili Family Scholarship | $1,000: Tuition assistance to a 4-year college for an outstanding minority student-athlete (at least 2 years’ varsity). Must have high moral character (no suspensions) and complete a 250-word essay detailing why they should receive the scholarship. Minimum GPA: 3.0

The Resilience Award | $1,000: Tuition assistance towards a post-secondary opportunity (2 or 4-year college/university, trade program, etc.) and must complete a 250-word essay detailing your high school academic journey and post-secondary plans. No minimum GPA

William R. Shadford Memorial Scholarship | $1,000: Tuition assistance towards a college degree. Must be a student-athlete and complete a 250-word essay on how high school sports have impacted your high school experience. Minimum GPA.: 2.5

Ypsilanti Community Impact Award | $ 2,500: Tuition assistance to any YCS student that demonstrated courage and strength as shown by community impact through volunteer service. Must plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college/university and complete a 300-word essay on how you have positively impacted the Ypsilanti community and its members through their service. Minimum GPA: 3.0

Ypsilanti Community Schools Foundation Award | $1,000: Tuition assistance towards a 2 or 4-year college/university and must complete a 250-word essay detailing an academic challenge or obstacle that you had to overcome as a high school student. Minimum GPA: 2.0

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International High School Essay Contest.

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NITRO Scholarships and Resources

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African-American Grants - Open Education Database developed a list of scholarships and grants specifically for African American students. We provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while offering a listing of 15 scholarship and grant opportunities.
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Scholarship opportunities with open applications

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Scholarships

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link: Link to scholarship information and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

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