About Grady Scholars
Named for local trailblazer George Grady who served as Michigan’s first African American police chief starting in 1965, Grady Scholars is a new initiative to build student leaders among underrepresented groups and to provide them with a jumpstart on their academic and extracurricular goals.
Twenty students will receive a $1,000 scholarship along with leadership training and one-on-one mentoring to support them through their first year of college.
Grady Scholars will receive assistance in applying for on-campus jobs and continued mentoring throughout their first year of college.
They may participate in recruitment for the next class of Grady Scholars, and a select number may have their scholarship renewed for their second year as they serve as mentors to the incoming class of Grady Scholars.
- Be a member of an underrepresented student population
- Have a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Complete the Grady Scholarship Application Packet