IMPORTANT UPDATE: Adjustments Due To Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

We recognize that COVID-19 continues to disrupt every community and the individual lives of Michigan's graduating class of 2021. We understand the anxiety this has created related to the current health crisis and we appreciate how these events are raising questions and serious concerns for today's high school seniors.

The Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Committee has made the following adjustments to the 2021 Application process.  These changes have been made to make the application process easier due to the current circumstances. 

1.  We will accept PDF files of your high school grades.  These no longer need to be official transcripts.  We will verify the academic standing of those candidates selected for interviews.
2. It is acceptable to provide your family's 2019 Federal Tax Return if that is the most recent filing available.
3. We understand the Michigan colleges and universities may be delayed in accepting students for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please answer the application questions to the best of your ability.
4. We have added a question related to COVID-19 and to the injustice issues impacting your graduating class.
5. Our practice has been to interview candidates in person in May. We will review whether that timeframe will remain feasible and we will communicate the next steps to candidates selected for interview no later than Monday, May 10, 2021.

Questions can be directed by email to:
Brett Tillander, CEO/President
Metro Detroit Youth Clubs
1545 East Lincoln
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
248.931.2582
tillander.brett@miclubs.org

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, April 20 @ 9 PM (Eastern)
email materials to: 2021schuelescholarship@miclubs.org
Robert A. Schuele Scholarship

The Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Fund was established to honor the life of a friend, a family man, and a business professional. The intention of the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Fund is to grant a scholarship award in an amount that will secure the attendance of a student at a major college or university in Michigan. The Trustees are searching for an applicant who has outstanding character, demonstrated commitment to academic studies, significant financial need and who will take advantage of the mentoring and networking resources the Trustees intend to offer to maximize the recipient's educational experience.

A single scholarship will be granted to a high school student entering a full-time program of college study in 2020. Scholarship funds shall be used only for college tuition, fees, room and board, and books and materials. Funds granted are not required to be repaid, except as hereinafter set forth. The Scholarship will be given on an equal opportunity basis. The criteria for selecting the recipient shall be at the discretion of the Trustees.

To apply for the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship, applicants shall be required to meet the following minimum criteria:
1. At least a 2.3 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative high school G.P.A. (or its equivalent, to be submitted as a sealed transcript) or an 18 composite A.C.T. score; or scores of 400 or more in each of the following SAT categories: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Math.
2. Demonstrate need for financial assistance;
3. Commit to full-time college student status;
4. Unrestricted academic standing with the university or college with which courses will be taken (e.g., no academic suspensions) is required as a result of this scholarship; and,
5. A high school senior in Wayne, Oakland & Macomb Counties or an applicant invited by a member of the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Committee or a member in good standing of the Metro Detroit Youth Clubs.

Students shall register for classes in accordance with university procedures and the Fund shall pay tuition funds to the university directly, on behalf of the student. At the end of each academic term, each scholarship recipient shall submit a college transcript, showing grades from the term just completed, to the Fund’s Board of Trustees. Additionally, by the 5th of every month the recipient will submit by email a written monthly status report and financial report.  In order to continue receiving the scholarship grant for the next academic term, the student must attain at least a 3.0 G.P.A. for the preceding term paid for by the Fund. Transcripts for qualification or re-qualification for subsequent semester awards should be submitted no later than fifteen (15) days following the end of the semester. The Trustees may have additional reporting requirements that will be designed to support the personal and academic success of the applicant.

Any student, who withdraws from a class during the academic term, shall be required to reimburse the Fund for the tuition cost for the class from which he or she withdrew. Once enrolled, students are unable to transfer to another college or university and retain the scholarship. Any student who is found to have provided false information on his or her scholarship application form shall be liable for the full cost of the scholarship used. These conditions may be waived at the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Questions can be directed by email to:
Brett Tillander, CEO/President
Metro Detroit Youth Clubs
1545 East Lincoln
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
248.544.4166 ext. 114
tillander.brett@miclubs.org

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, April 20th @ 9 PM (Eastern)
email materials to: 2021schuelescholarship@miclubs.org
Interviews:
Applicants need to be available for MANDATORY interviews should the Trustees select that applicant for further consideration. Inability to attend the interview will result in disqualification. The specific date, time of the interview will be provided to selected applicants.
Applicants are to complete the following online application and email the required documents.
The required documents are:
Two reference letters (not from family)
High school transcripts (We will accept a PDF file of your high school grades and test scores.)
FAFSA application and report
Most recent household Federal Tax Return (We will accept your 2019 Federal Tax Return or 2020 Federal Tax Return.)
(All documents must be submitted electronically.)

Documents should be emailed to: 2021schuelescholarship@miclubs.org prior to the application deadline.

Be sure the subject heading includes your last name in the following email subject:
"LAST NAME HERE - 2021 Schuele Scholarship Application"

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