For Release: March 9, 2020
City of Troy & SAFEbuilt Sponsor Youth Achievement Scholarship Award
(Troy, MI) – The City of Troy is hosting the 9th annual Youth Achievement Scholarship Award sponsored by SAFEbuilt, Inc. for all high school students residing in the City of Troy.
The Youth Achievement Awards will honor and recognize those youth who have made a significant impact on the Troy community through volunteer work and/or other special deeds and actions, and who demonstrate exceptional leadership and career/academic purpose. The Youth Achievement Awards will be for two categories:
- One $1000 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior.
- One $500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior.
“SAFEbuilt’s core values of service, teamwork, improvement, integrity and respect are very evident based on their performance within the City of Troy,” Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said. “SAFEbuilt’s involvement in this annual scholarship program shows their commitment to the communities they serve and it will be an honor to recognize some of our Troy teens who also work hard serving Troy.”
“The students who won last year, Maddie Purvis and Heather Durfee, were excellent examples of our involved and dedicated teens who demonstrate exceptional leadership and career/academic purpose,” Stewart added. Maddie, an Athens High grad is finishing up her first year at the University of Michigan, in the College of Engineering with a focus on Aerospace, and Heather, an IA East grad, is attending Wayne State University, majoring in the Biological Sciences, with an interest in Pre-Med or medical research.
“SAFEbuilt is proud to support the local youth and the City of Troy by offering this scholarship opportunity,” SAFEbuilt Deputy Director Building Official Dana Self said. “We are looking forward to some outstanding student applicants again this year.”
The attached application must be fully completed to apply for either of these two awards. Award winners will be recognized at a July or August Troy City Council Meeting. Applications can also be found online here
Students must submit the application form by Friday, June 5 at 4 pm to the City of Troy Community Affairs Department, 500 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy MI 48084. If you have questions, please call 248.524.1147.
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