Grady Scholars

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.


Applicants must: