Each year high school seniors, whose parents are members of the Grandmont Community Association, are eligible to apply for scholarships given by the GCA for post secondary education. Scholarship Applications are available in The Grandmonitor each spring. After completing all the requirements outlined on the application, the applications are submitted to the committee. The Scholarship Committee carefully processes each scholarship application in order to make a determination of award.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Cora A. Duncan Foster at (313) 273-7914
All of us as well as the general public greatly admire the accomplishments of Isis King, our 2020 Scholarship Honoree. Her volunteerism for Grandmont Community Association is tremendous!
The GCA Scholarship Committee consists of Ethel Smith, Harrison Duke, Julie Janusch, Samantha Bonaparte, Mark Janusch and myself. We have excelled in developing team momentum, enthusiasm and pride! Thank you! We express sincere appreciation to Stephanie A. Young for Mayor Mike Duggan’s Achievement Award and to Council Member James Tate, for the Detroit City Council Certificate. Furthermore, Isis received the Grandmont Community Association Excellence Certificate. Now, her portfolio shows the highest standard of certificate excellence.
Education gives us an awareness of the world around us, and turns it into something greater. It provides a viewpoint of looking at life inside us. It allows us to shape opinions and to have views on issues in life. College is important to me for a number of reasons, including lifelong relationships with others, long-term financial benefit, job stability, and overall success. I believe education is a necessity to be successful.
I want to go to college to get the experience. Attending college is going to challenge me academically and intellectually. I want to be surrounded by people who are as ambitious and want to learn as much as they can like me. The experience would introduce me to real-life situations and make me learn from them. When I go to college I want to pledge to a sorority. Being a part of many clubs and teams will make me become more social and active within the university. Mainly, the experience will help me figure out how to go about my future. After school I will not be depending on my family to support me, I want them to encourage me to start my life off right.
Did you know that Grandmont Community Association (GCA) has been awarding scholarships to our high school graduates since 1997?
Ever since 2015, the GCA scholarship has been funded through the Art Fair and donations.
Since the first Scholarship was awarded in 1997 we have had forty one Grandmont Scholars that have received this award. Last year we did not have an Art Fair so that source of funding was not available.
All of us, as well as the general public, greatly admire the accomplishments of our 2018 Honorees, Rebekah Long and Ria Reno. On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, 19800 Grand River Avenue, a reception was celebrated in their honor with family, friends, and community members.
The Grandmont Community Association Annual Business Dinner held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 was graced with the presence of Daniel Kirton, our 2017 Scholarship awardee. Daniel expressed his overwhelming gratitude for the scholarship which assisted him in his first year at Wayne State University. He spoke with professionalism, confidence and enthusiasm.
As I get older, I begin to understand the relevance, significance, and importance that revolves around obtaining an education. Education provides knowledge about the world, which paves the way to a better understanding of different walks of life. It gives me a perspective of looking at situations other than how I would initially like to see them. I have come to the realization that education is taught by life itself, but with this in mind, it is all about how I efficiently utilize what it is given to me to ensure my success.
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful” – Eric Thomas. A family saying in my household, encouraging my sister and me into becoming great students in all forms of schooling. Back in 2012, my mom first told me about this when I was going through a rough time completing a school year. Since then, this quote is the reason I finished senior year, and continue to push harder.