Welcome! This scholarship is open to all graduating Michigan high school seniors who have been accepted to a two year college/university, four year college/university, or trade school.
Guidelines for Scholarship Selection
Applicants must be a high school senior enrolling in a two-year college or four-year college or university or vocational/trade school in the fall of 2022.
Applicants must have an overall/cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Applicants must participate in community service, campus leadership and/or extracurricular activities.
Your application packet must include:
A completed scholarship application.
An official copy of your high school transcript.
An acceptance letter from an accredited 2-year college or 4-year college or university or vocational/trade school.
One recommendation letter from a current or former high school teacher, counselor, or an administrator.
One recommendation letter from a community member (coach, church member, supervisor, mentor, community leader, etc.)
A 500-word essay typed and double-spaced, 12” Font, Times New Roman. Please select only ONE of the three choices below to write your essay:
Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.
Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in your school, work and/or community.
If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make? Why?
Scholarship awardees will be announced and presented their certificate by May 2022 (date, location and time TBA).
Awardees must submit a short video in response to the scholarship-related questions provided by the Scholarship Committee. More details will be provided once Awardees are notified. Awardees or their representative must also attend the scholarship ceremony in order to receive the scholarship.
Scholarship awards are to be used for educational purposes only. Scholarship awards will be disbursed to the college or university once verification is provided of the awardee’s enrollment at a respective two-year or four-year college or university or vocational/trade school.
Scholarship application packet can be submitted
online below OR via mail to:
P.O. Box 48012
Oak Park, Michigan 48237
For questions: Karen Darty
Below are three different ways to access our Scholarship Application!
Scholarship Application PDF
Scholarship Application Word Doc
Submit just your completed UPZ Scholarship Application here.
College Acceptance Letter
Submit your second top college acceptance letter here.
After choosing one essay question and answering it, submit it here.
Submit your current, official high school transcripts here.
Submit one recommendation letter from a current or former high school teacher, counselor, or an administrator.
College Acceptance Letter
Submit your first top college acceptance letter here.
Submit one recommendation letter from a community member (coach, church member, supervisor, mentor, community leader, etc.)