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Maurice Anthony Charles Kirkwood Jr. grew up in Detroit and Southfield, Michigan, while attending various schools throughout the city. He graduated from Henry Ford Academy Dearborn in 2013, later to attend Eastern Michigan University and Lansing Community College. (2nd year) Maurice was a very friendly and giving person and all who knew him would say he always had a contagious smile on his face. He loved being an entrepreneur and cherished his friends and family. Maurice was a Midnight Golf Program Alumni and would do anything for anyone at any time. This scholarship is to keep his dreams alive of giving, honor him the way he deserves and lived his life. 

This scholarship is limited in number and eligible for students who apply. This scholarship is a one-time award and not renewable. There will be two scholarships available for books, the amounts will vary. 


Eligibility Criteria:

An applicant must meet all of the following criteria in order to be considered for a scholarship.

  • Applicant must have 80% or better attendance. (Please provide verified letter from school counselor)

  • Applicant must have been admitted to a 2 or 4 year accredited community college or university (no trades’ schools). A copy of your letter of acceptance is required.

  • Each applicant must submit a transcript and have a 2.50 better cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Each applicant must submit a one and 1/2 page essay.

  • Each applicant must submit a resume no longer than 2 pages.

  • 2 letters of recommendations (no family members)

Essay Question:

Think about a time when a decision you made or a result of peer pressure affected your life in a negative way. Explain the situation, how it affected your life, and also the steps you took to overcome the obstacle.

This scholarship is limited in number and eligible for students who apply. This scholarship is a one-time award and not renewable.

Fill out completely and submit application form below:

Name *
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High School Address *
High School Address
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High School Number
Date of College/University enrollment
Date of College/University enrollment
I will be receiving
Do you plan to seek employment while attending college?
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For More information please contact Petrina Edmondson, Executive Director of the MACK Youth Foundation:

248.219.1807 or

Selection Process:

A selection committee comprised of the MACK Youth Foundation board members will review and score each application and essay. The students with the highest score based on a rubric will be awarded a scholarship. Winning applicants will be notified no later than the first day of August of the following year.

Scholarships are imperative for today's students of higher education.


Past Recipients