LET'S MAKE IT A DOZEN
UPDATE: JUST FIVE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL MAKE IT A DETROIT DOZEN!
In his continuing partnership with the College for Creative Studies and the Dream Fund, Mitch Albom has donated $60,000 to establish the Detroit Dream Scholars Award. But there's a catch: he's challenged 11 other donors in the arts and business communities to join him to build the 'Detroit Dozen' in scholarships for a CSS education.
"Talent is not the issue in Detroit. There are so many gifted young people. The problem is access and affordability,” says Albom. “While I am excited about the work we are doing with the Detroit Dream Scholars Fund, I’d like to challenge my friends in the arts to make a similar commitment. Michigan is full of other authors, musicians, actors and visual artists who have been nurtured by this community. I’d like 11 of my friends from the arts and business communities to join me so that we can provide ‘Detroit Dozen’ scholarships to get a CCS education.”
The Detroit Dream Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships for students from Detroit to attend CCS as undergraduates. The "Detroit Dozen" will provide opportunity to twelve deserving students without financial means to attend CCS as undergraduates. Each scholarship recipient is required to work on a public art project in the summer as a way of giving back to the City of Detroit.
The recipient of the 2011 scholarship is Sherell Garrison. She is a graduate of the Detroit School of the Arts High School and she is majoring in Fine Arts at CCS. Other courses of undergraduate study at CCS include: Advertising, Illustration, Graphic Design, Transportation Design, Product Design, Entertainment Arts, Art Education, Interior Design, Photography and Crafts.
The 2011 inaugural scholarship was celebrated with a reception on Thursday, September 22 at CCS’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education.
For more information about scholarships at CCS, visit www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/support/help.