Blair Memorial Scholarship - Application
Blair M. Smith was a compassionate, free spirited young man who loved learning. He served as the founding president of our Youth Development Leadership Council; providing youth focused and centered insight on the development of our Asset Based Resource Center. He transitioned in 2017 leaving behind a powerful legacy and a charge to us all to dispel myths around mental challenges and remove barriers to success.
This $500 scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate academic fortitude and desire to pursue higher education.
-Currently enrolled or accepted into an institution of higher learning (freshman, sophomore, junior and/or senior)
-Completed Essay Question(s)
-Please send copy of transcripts to
First and Last Name
Are you a member of Detroit Phoenix Center? If so, please select which program and/or services you have been involved in.... (Please check all that apply)
Youth Action Board
Zen Zone - SOAR
Zen Zone - Drop In Services
R.I.S.E. Emergency Shelter & Fund
What highschool are you graduating from? (if applicable) If already graduated, list highschool name and year of graduation
Name of College / University attending....
What is your current G.P.A? (please send transcript to
What is your cumulative G.P.A?
Enrollment Status (check all that apply)
What semester will you apply the scholarship? (if awarded)
What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome in achieving your education (i.e. financial, personal, medical, etc.)? (500 words)
Describe your academic and career goals and your plans to achieve them and discuss any of your extracurricular/volunteer activities (both on and off campus) that you may perform. (250 words)
(DPC Members & Alumni only - extra points) How has DPC supported you to date? How will this scholarship help you achieve your goals?
Is there anything else that you would like us to know?
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