The Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation


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The 2018 application is available here!

Our Mission: The Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to awarding scholarships to Michigan high school seniors who hold close to Mrs. Parks' ideals while demonstrating academic skills, community involvement and economic need.


Our Vision: To be the leading force in empowering and inspiring youth to reach their highest potential and advance the legacy of Rosa L. Parks.


Since it was founded by The Detroit News and Detroit Public Schools in 1980, The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation has awarded over $2,000,000 in scholarship money to more than 1,000 high school seniors. The Foundation awards approximately forty $2,000 non-renewable scholarships annually.


"Rosa Parks devoted her life to creating access and opportunities for everyone, and the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation's goal is a reflection of that," said Delora Hall-Tyler, President of the Foundation. "With the passing of Mrs. Parks (in 2005), we feel it is more important than ever to continue her legacy by helping young people meet their educational goals, which in turn allows them to achieve a better life."


Are you, or do you know a Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation alumni? If so, please contact us.

The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation is an autonomous entity and is not affiliated with the Raymond and Rosa Parks Institute for Self Development.