Brotherhood and Sisterhood Scholarships

Scholarships 

  • Berman Scholarship  

    The Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation made a commitment to Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and the students of Detroit by establishing an additional scholarship targeting undergraduate students in their early college years. The scholarship allows students to concentrate on their studies and achieve their educational goals by alleviating financial obstacles.

    The Berman Scholarship awards eligible students up to $500. Additionally, students must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria:

    1. Recipient must reside in the city of Detroit or graduated from a high school located in the city of Detroit
    2. Recipient must be a full-time student enrolled as a sophomore or junior.
    3. Recipient must demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    4. Recipient must have no outstanding student account balance.
      • Priority is given to students with a cumulative 2.0 – 3.0 GPA who typically do not qualify for merit-based aid.
  • Douglas Family Brotherhood & Sisterhood Scholarship
    The Douglas Family Brotherhood & Sisterhood Scholarship awards eligible students up to $1,000 for one academic year. Additionally, students must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria:
    • Priority is given to students registered full time (at least 12 credit hours).
    • Priority is given to students with a cumulative 2.0 – 3.0 GPA who typically do not qualify for merit-based aid.
  • Snoddy Entrepreneurial Scholarship (COB)

    The Anthony L. Snoddy Entrepreneurial Scholarship awards eligible students up to $500 for one academic year. Additionally, students must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria:

    1. Recipient must demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    2. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.1.
    3. Recipient must be a full-time student enrolled in the College of Business as a sophomore, junior or senior.
    4. Donor wishes to meet the recipient on an annual basis.
  • Snoddy Scholarship (CET)
    The Anthony L. Snoddy Scholarship awards eligible students up to $500 for one academic year. Additionally, students must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria:
    1. Recipient must demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    2. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.1.
    3. Recipient must be a full-time student enrolled in the College of Technology as a sophomore, junior or senior.
    4. Donor wishes to meet the recipient on an annual basis.

Required Essay

An essay is required to apply for each of these scholarships. Prepare an essay with proper format, grammar, and mechanics as it is taken into consideration during the application review process.

Essay Rubric

Write an essay (500-word maximum) and include the following:

  1. Describe your academic goals.
  2. Describe barriers, if any, to persistence.
  3. Respond to one of the following prompts:  
    • In what ways do you help create an inclusive environment in your community?
    • How has mentorship impacted you along your collegiate journey?
    • In what ways do you plan on using your experience and knowledge to help guide others?

*Priority is given to students who participate in the ASP Scholarship 101 Writing Workshop (when offered). 

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