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May 6, 2019
Kelsey's Law scholarship

Kelsey's Law Scholarship

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In October, $5,000 worth of scholarships will be awarded to Michigan students. Applicants are asked to submit a persuasive message that shows how you would convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving.

Finalists will be notified by October 1st, 2019 and winners will be announced the week of October 22nd, 2019.

Messages may be in the form of a video, graphic or Tweet that resonates with teens and influences their driving behavior.

Entries will be judged and critiqued on the following factors:

  • Ability to persuade others, especially teen drivers, to stop texting while driving.
  • Ability to grab the attention of your friends, peers and family.
  • A clear and understandable message.
  • Demonstration of your personal creativity and ingenuity.
May 6, 2019
Miyla (Michigan Youth Leadership Academy)


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The Michigan Youth Leadership Academy (MiYLA), hosted by the Michigan State Police (MSP), provides teens ages 14-15 with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and build positive relationships with law enforcement officers. The teens will spend five days at the MSP Training Academy in Lansing, where they will receive instruction from MSP troopers as well as officers from their hometown police department. The goal of MiYLA is to form a foundation of responsibility, respect and trust, to benefit the teens, law enforcement officers, and the community.

May 1, 2019
Hammett, Bellin, & Oswald Scholarship

Hammet, Bellin and Owsald

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Applicant must be enrolled in and plan to attend college in the 2019/2020 school year.

Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA

Award Amount is $750

May 1, 2019
Stefan Wancyzk Foundation Scholarship

$2,000 to a Wayne County student

GPA 2.5 or higher

Deadline is May 31st, 2019

Educational Opportunities

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May 16, 2019
College and Career Readiness: Navigation and Preparation Workshops

This workshop will allow participants to explore various career, employment and transfer options.

Participants will 

  • Develop an education focus to select future careers
  • Acquire knowledge to transition and transfer to another college/university
  • Explore career pathways that lead to employment opportunities.

September-November 2019

For more information, visit or call 313-496-2600

May 16, 2019
College Readiness and Success Resources Workshop

This workshop will introduce high school Early Middle College (EMC) and dual enrollment students to be prepared for college and how to be successful in college.

This workshop will enable students to log in and access the following:

  • Web-Gate Account
  • Early Emergency Alert
  • Student Email
  • Smarthinking Online Tutorial 
  • Degree Evaluations
  • Website Information

For more information, visit or call 313-496-2600

May 16, 2019
University of Michigan Dearborn

Science Exploration Day

Tuesday, June 25

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Students will explore innovative research and career opportunities available in:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Science

Students will be able to visit the Natural Sciences Building to explore their Environmental Interpretive Center

Sign up here

Transitions: College Prep Workshop

Tuesday, August 6

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This event is designed to help jump start your college search process.  Activities will include learning about selecting a  major, career and being successful in college.

Sign up here


May 16, 2019
WCCCD College Readiness: Roadmap to Academic Success Workshop

The College Readiness Roadmap to Academic Success Workshop will introduce high school Early Middle College and dual enrollment students to skills assisting them to succeed in their college courses.

The workshop will provide students with experience to:

  • Time Management
  • Communication 
  • Reading
  • Test Taking
  • Understanding syllabi
  • Note taking
  • Problem Solving

Dates vary July through August

For more info, visit or call 313-496-2600

May 8, 2019
Westland Police Youth Academy

Westland Polic Youth Academy 2019

July 15th through 19th, 2019

Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Applications are available at the front desk of the Police Department or on the City of Westland website (Police Recruitment Page)

May 2, 2019
Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy

Provide opportunities for young ladies between ages 11-14

Exposing young ladies to math, science, leadership, and non-traditional careers

Assisting the young ladies in the importance of community service

Assisting the young ladies in recognizing that dreams and aspirations do come true by avoiding the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, peer pressure, and negative influences

Application must include a report card or transcript, a letter of recommendation from school personnel, and one letter of recommendation from minister, adult mentor, or community leader.

Applications are due by Thursday, June 13, 2019

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