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. You can print this year's form here.
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 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.
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.
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.
Let me tell you about our honoree. His field of study is Molecular Cellular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He is passionate about Stem Cell Research and the cure for cancer. Presently, this extraordinary young man has maintained a 3.0 grade point average in his studies while working a job late into the evening. His volunteerism is evident at Ramsay Park Cleanups with flower planting, Sigma Beta Club, March of Dimes, Track & Field, and Cross Country.
Grandmont is committed to providing scholarships for our youth. Daniel Kirton is a fine example of our success.
Did you know that Grandmont Community Association (GCA) has been awarding scholarships to our high school graduates since 1997? Powerhouse Grandmont Community has given 41 graduates a scholarship. The scholarship started with the proceeds from the Grandmont Community Association Art and Crafts Fair. Part of our vision is the enhancement of the life of our community. So, the best way to start is to enhance the education of our youth by awarding scholarships. The GCA Scholarship encourages education and higher learning. It rewards the high school graduates for their achievement and positive effort as to bring about positive change. We need this scholarship in order to ensure that the brightest minds get the most education they can regardless of their circumstances. In the past, some of our honorees came from humble upbringings and needed the scholarship for college tuition or technical training costs. This scholarship has helped level the playing field of education and made our honoree’s dream a possibility.
The Grandmont Community Association is a community with a mission to provide scholarships to our graduates as they embark upon a future filled with complexities and uncertainties. At this time, we have a small amount of money to award scholarships to students who have worked tirelessly to graduate this year.
As the Scholarship Committee Chair and on behalf of the entire scholarship committee, we need your support to continue this effort. I request that the residents of this community continue to participate in our many fund raising efforts which include the flower sale and art fair. These activities support the scholarship fund.
Donations are always accepted. Please mail to Grandmont Community Association, Attention: Scholarship, P.O. Box 27790, Detroit, MI 48227.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact, Cora A. Duncan-Foster, Scholarship Chair, at (313) 273-7914.