Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Scholarship for African American Males



All applicants must meet the following criteria:
 Be an African-American male residing in metro Detroit.
 Be a June, 2009 graduate of a metro Detroit high school and must begin college by September, 2009.
 Be admitted to a historically black college or university and submit proof of admittance.
 Possess a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
 Submit a typed application, transcript, ACT or SAT score and a letter of recommendation from his principal or counselor.
 Applicant must submit a typed essay demonstrating school/community involvement, future goals and family-life.
 Applicant must submit proof of financial need by SAR, Form 1040 or court papers in guardianship cases.
 Successful applicants must attend the annual awards luncheon.
 Successful applicants must take a file photo at the DOFI office.
 Scholarship recipients will receive $5000.00 payable to the student at $1250.00 a year.

All documents must be mailed and received not later than April 15, 2009. Send all documents to Detroit Omega Foundation Inc. Scholarship Program, 235 East Ferry, Detroit, MI 48202.

Applications may be downloaded from our website at Click on programs and scroll down to scholarships. Scroll down to: DOFI Scholarship Guidelines. Print application here. Further information may be obtained by contacting Henry McKee, Jr., Scholarship Committee Chairperson, at (313) 683-1764 or by e-mail at

1 comment:

Medgar said...

Ms. Morgan,

Thank you for profiling our foundation and the scholarships
we offer to young men in this community who are working so hard academically to uplift themselves. Over the years we have granted well over $250,000 in scholarship assistance to deserving students to attend historically black colleges and universities.

For 2009 we have renamed our annual event the William A. McGill Scholarship and Awards Luncheon in honor of the many contributions he made to those seeking a higher eduaction. It will be held Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the St. John Banquet and Conference Center in Southfield, MI.

Ticket donations are $65 per person and are tax deductible to the exent by law.

Call 313-875-2010 to request tickets.

Mr. McGill was a 1947 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and raised over $22 million dollars for the UNCF during his lifetime.


Medgar L. Clark
Executive Director|DOFI