Friday, May 2, 2014

SCHOLARSHIPS: Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship application deadline is 5/16

Deadline to apply for Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarships is May 16...

Students graduating from high school have until Friday, May 16, 2014  to apply for one of many Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD) scholarships to be awarded at the 32nd annual Youth Day event on Belle Isle Wednesday, July 9.

Student Selection Criteria:

• Students who will be graduating from a public, parochial, private or charter high school.
• Students who have been accepted into a four year university or college or a two year
community college program and will be attending for Fall enrollment.
• Students who show financial need; i.e., no other scholarships; limited family income, etc.
• Students who have average and above grade point average.
• Students who live in the greater Metropolitan Detroit area.
• Students who have been recommended by their school counselor, principal, teacher, minister or community leader.

Applicants can download the application and submission instructions at

“Each year, we hope to recognize exceptional students who are graduating and accepted into a two or four-year college or university,” said Ed Deeb, co-founder and chairman of Metro Detroit Youth Day; and founder of the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. “Our goal is to help ease the burden for those who’ve already overcome adversity to graduate from high school and to remind metro Detroit’s youth that the business community supports them.”

Additionally, students are connected with the MDYD Prize Coalition which provides resource opportunities to every deserving and willing young person who desires a higher educational experience.

Each year, MDYD awards more than $35,000 in scholarships to deserving students who submitted an application and essay to be considered. MDYD received 160 submissions last year, which was a record amount.

MDYD has been offering scholarships to area students since 1991. This year, MDYD hopes to reach a new milestone of 1,000 scholarships awarded. Funding is also provided by Michigan’s colleges and universities, event sponsors, companies, organizations and the general public.

To donate funds for Metro Detroit Youth Day scholarships, send a check to -

Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation
27700 Hoover Road
Warren, MI, 48093.

Good Luck!

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