March 12, 2014
Scholars Program Application Deadline
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"I would not have been able to go to college and make it towards graduation without the help of the Coleman A. Young Foundation." - Michael Phillips, Marygrove College
- Academic Progress Report
- Apply to the Scholars Program
- Check Reciept Form
- Downloadable Scholars Application
- SCHOLARSHIPS... COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE
- SCHOLARSHIPS... COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE: SPANISH VERSION
About the Scholars Program
The core program of the Coleman Young Foundation (CAYF) is the Scholars Program that:
- Awards college scholarships
- Facilitates Scholars' success
- Creates future leadership
CAYF scholarships are for $5,000 per year for four years of college. Thus, the total value of the award is up to $20,000 for the student who completes his or her degree.
CAYF has a proven history of successfully graduating students at a rate far exceeding state and national levels. The 85-90% retention rate of the CAYF Scholar Program betters the average college retention rate by more than 30 points.
Since 1986, CAYF has awarded more than four million dollars to more than four hundred students. Currently, the Foundation supports 21 Scholars enrolled in colleges and universities in Michigan and elsewhere in the nation.
During their undergraduate years, Scholars receive support and guidance from CAYF staff members who assist scholars with school and life challenges. Staff members work with Financial Aid officers and Academic Advisers on behalf of scholars who need assistance.
CAYF staff call and email Scholars at least twice a week. In addition, Scholars at Michigan universities attend dinners with CAYF staff and alumni who offer advice and encouragement. Scholars also receive assistance in finding summer jobs, applying to graduate school, and career planning.
During the summer before the freshman year, CAYF Scholars attend the Summer Enrichment Program. This program is designed to ease the change from living at home to college life with all its challenges.
In return, Scholars are expected to give back to the Foundation by helping in the office and with CAYF events, and by improving their own community through volunteer and mentorship activities.
Applications Currently Being Accepted
Applications are currently being accepted until March 12, 2014.
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