The Hazel Park Promise Zone Authority began awarding scholarships to Hazel Park graduates in 2012 and has been providing scholarships, college/career advising, and other academic and career-oriented programming to students ever since. Currently, any student who graduates from Hazel Park Schools and resides in the school district is able to attend Oakland Community College free of charge through the Hazel Park Promise Zone Scholarship Program. In many cases, students are able to take the equivalent scholarship to other colleges, universities, and trade schools.
Our annual dinner will be held on March 4th, 2017, and we are excited to use this event to launch something new: an annual award to honor one or more outstanding Hazel Parkers. We would like to gather input from alumni and friends, both to consider potential awardees and to determine how we can better enhance our programming to provide opportunities to Hazel Park graduates and community members. Through this survey, we are hoping to reach Hazel Park alumni, as well as others who have a strong sense of connection to the community and would like to engage!