Inspiring Youth to Reach
their Highest Potential

The foundation awards non-renewable scholarships to Michigan high school seniors who believe in Mrs. Parks’ lifelong commitment to social justice and community service while maintaining a strong academic record and demonstrating financial need.

The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to more than 2,250 high school seniors since its founding by The Detroit News and Detroit Public Schools in 1980.

Rosa Park with Grad

We host an annual scholarship luncheon. Check out our 2024 event.

Alumni Spotlight

Name: Monice Mitchell Simms

Scholarship Class: 1989

High School: Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Detroit, Mich.

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Monice Mitchell