2018 Community Impact

award Scholarship

Community impact award Scholarship – 2018

$1,000 Scholarship

(up to 5 awarded)

Deadline: October 8, 2018

Format: 500-word essay



This scholarship awards students who have made or are interested in making a positive impact on a community. Here seniors may practice their essay writing and topic selection skills prior to preparing college applications as well as have the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship toward their first-year college expenses. 


Assessed for relevance of selected topic and comprehensive response to prompt, content strength, originality, creativity, writing organization, structure, and grammar.


Who  May Apply?:

1. high school seniors living or attending school in Oakland, Wayne, or Washtenaw county,  Michigan.

2. high school seniors interested in applying to undergraduate business programs (no location req’s).



Select one prompt below and responD. Identify your selected prompt at the top of your essay.


Prompt 1

Identify one of the communities to which you belong and describe a unique and tangible impact you have had on that community. How did you develop personally as you made an impact on the community? Describe a new goal you now have as A Result of this experience.


Prompt 2

Describe a business idea that you have already pursued or one that is in the ideation phase.

– If you have already pursued this business idea, describe the business’s mission, impact to date, and plans for community engagement.

– If the business is in the ideation phase, describe your idea and outline your business plan. How do you hope to impact the community through this business?


Prompt 3

Select one current event that is impacting a community and propose a business solution. What do you hope to learn by studying business in college?


All submissions are confidential and will be treated as proprietary.

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