Marion J. Bloye Scholarship Application
Bridging Communities is pleased to announce that we are able to continue the Marion J. Bloye Scholarship. Bridging Communities seeks to invest in neighborhood students who are committed to the community and enhancing the quality of life of our older adults.
Based in Southwest Detroit, Bridging Communities Inc.’s mission states ”Our work improves the quality of life for the elders of Southwest Detroit by meeting their needs and the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods, through creative collaboration and innovative programming”.
This scholarship recognizes Bridging Communities’ first Executive Director Marion J Bloye. Marion spearheaded Bridging Communities’ predecessor Project Seek and Visit the Elderly, also known as Project S.A.V.E. over thirty years ago. She has been instrumental in supporting and sustaining Southwest Detroit. She continues to be a leader and inspiration to her neighbors and co-workers. Bridging Communities is proud to create this scholarship in her name, in hopes that her work will inspire the next generation to strive to create community, goodwill, and works that support and empower older adults.
Two scholarships of $500 will be provided to selected students who meet the following requirements:
Resides within the neighborhoods that Bridging Communities serves
zip codes: 48204, 48206, 48208, 48209, 48210, 48216, 48217, and 48238.
Proof includes current license, state ID, passport, municipal ID
Prove enrollment in an accredited college or technical school for continuing
education for School Year 2021-2022
Complete applications must be received by Bridging Communities no later than October 31, 2021
Selected scholars will be notified by Friday, November 19, 2021, and the award will be given at BCI’s annual New Year Celebration on Friday, January 7, 2022. Scholars will be asked to give an acceptance speech at this event, and are welcome to bring their family and friends. They will be publicly recognized at BCI events and through social media outlets.