1. Which kids are eligible for the Scholarship?
To be eligible for the Scholarship, the kid’s parent must have sustained a catastrophic injury or fatality in a Michigan work related accident covered by workers’ compensation. The parent’s injury or death must be compensable under Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law. There cannot be any dispute regarding the compensability of the parent’s injury/death.
2. What are the criteria for the Scholarship?
The applicant must meet standards set by the Executive Committee of KIDS’ CHANCE OF MICHIGAN, LLC. The standards are based primarily on the financial needs of the student. The applicant must be a Michigan resident, between the ages of 17-22, and must demonstrate financial need related to the parent’s injury/death.
3. What is the length of the Scholarship?
The Scholarship is good for one school year or term and may be contingent upon grades. The applicant may reapply at the end of one school year or term for the Scholarship for following school year or term. Renewals are contingent upon availability of funds.
4. What does the Scholarship cover?
Scholarships from $2500.00 to $5000.00, depending on the availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants, are applicable at any accredited college, community college, trade or vocational school within Michigan. Scholarships are paid directly to the educational institution. Scholarships may cover tuition and books not covered by other grants and/or scholarships.
5. What documentation is needed along with the completed application?
The Scholarship Committee will not review your application until it has received copies of all documents referenced in the scholarship application form, (see below) (Additional information may be requested to verify data received)