The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation serves as a facilitator for scholarship distribution to Ann Arbor Public School students.

As part of our service to the Ann Arbor Public Schools community, The Foundation administers special funds, usually set up by families in memory of, or to honor, a loved one.

These funds serve students from elementary level to graduating seniors. Every year, a dedicated committee of volunteers reviews scholarship applications from a slate of candidates recommended by guidance counselors, athletic coaches and other school staff. By the end of each school year, some of our most commendable students receive awards through the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation.

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship for students in our Ann Arbor Public Schools, please contact Foundation staff



Name of Scholarship

School Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria

Link to Application

Rick Burgess Jazz Music Scholarship
Any AAPS High school Junior or senior jazz band student; GPA 2.5 or higher, works well with others, jazz at school and outside. Rick Burgess Jazz Music Scholarship (.pdf)
Taylor Calhoun Outstanding Cheer Leading Scholarship
Huron High School Cheerleader; positive, enthusiastic and committed leader.  Cheerleader for at least two seasons, GPA 2.5 or higher, commendable at school and cheerleading. Taylor Calhoun Outstanding Cheer Leading Scholarship (.pdf)
Taylor Calhoun Sunshine Awards
Huron High School Women's tennis and women's soccer players.GPA 2.5 or higher, varsity player, talented athlete, positive attitude, high level of commitment to team and teammates. Taylor Calhoun Sunshine Award for Women's Tennis and Women's Soccer (.pdf)
Kacee Cronk Scholarship Award
Pioneer High School Awarded each year to a senior woman who displays the dedication to succeed in academic and athletic endeavor that was evident in the life of Kacee Cronk. Kacee Cronk Scholarship Award (.pdf)
The Jill Award
Community High School Given to the students who contribute to making Community High "a happier place."  Named for Jill Donnellan, a CHS teacher who brought a happy and generous spirit to students and staff for many years. Jill Award (.pdf)
Lisa Ann Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
Huron High School Given annually in memory of Lisa Ann Gallagher who was a 1978 graduate of Huron High school who enjoyed her time there.  Awarded to a female graduating from Huron High School who plans to attend college; has a GPA of 3.2 or above, participates in school and community activities; participates in sports and needs financial assistance to attend college. Lisa Ann Gallagher Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Joseph J. Keeley Memorial Award
Huron High School This award is given to a graduating senior, male or female, who excels in academics and athletics; who inspires other students with outstanding attitude, work ethic and team spirirt.  Varsity letter in softball, waterpolo or swimming; GPA of 3.4 or greater. Joseph J. Keeley Award (.pdf)
Robert E. Lewis, Jr. Award
Pioneer High School Given annually in memory of Robert E. Leiws, Jir., a member of the 1956 graduating class.  Robert was an outstanding scholar, student leader, and athlete while in school.  Given to a graduating student who is a scholar, athlete and student leader. Robert E. Lewis, Jr. Award (.pdf)
Evy Eugene Mavrellis Student Leadership Award
Pioneer High School

Given annually to a graduating female senior in memory of Evy Eugene Mavrellis. Ms. Mavrellis graduated from Pioneer High School where she was the first female student body president. She was devoted to children at risk and served for more than 20 years as the Director of COPE O’Brien Center for Youth Development.  This award recognizes exemplary leadership demonstrated through outstanding contributions to community service, academic achievement and commitment to education and the field of human service.

Evy Eugene Mavrellis Student Leadership Award (.pdf)
Kent D. Overbey Scholarship Award
Huron High School Awarded to senior men at Huron High School who participated in Cross Country Running demonstrate financial need.  During his many years teaching and coaching at Huron, Kent Oberbey always provided support and encouragement for athletes to do their personal best both on the track and in the classroom.  He particularly helped athletes to plan for their future by being serious scholars in high school. Kent Overbey Scholarship Award (.pdf)
Emilie Pfisterer Fund
Pioneer High School Given annually to one male and one female student attending UM (Ann Arbor), EMU, Concordia or WCC.  Awards are made based upon high academics and financial need. Emilie Pfisterer Fund (.pdf)
Clara Goodrich Plympton Award
Pioneer High School Given to a worthy senior male from Pioneer High School who has shown outstanding ability in English who will attend the University of Michigan and needs and deserves financial assistance.  He need not major in English. Clara Goodrich Plympton Award (.pdf)
Dorothy M. Russell Scholarship
Any AAPS High School Given to a graduating senior planning to enter the field of teaching and needs financial assistance to attend college; has a GPA of 2.5 or higher; attended AAPS high school for at least one year prior to the senior eyar. Dorothy M. Russell Scholarship (.pdf)
Peter S. Stamos Memorial Scholarship Fund
Haisley Elementary School Peter S. Stamos was the Physical Education Teacher at Haisley School for thirty years. He was dedicated to his students, his family, and his community. He dedicated most of his professional career to the fun and fitness of Haisley School students, and it is in that spirit that these scholarships will be awarded. Two scholarships will be awarded annually to third or fourth grade boys or girls to attend KidSport at the University of Michigan. Peter S. Stamos Memorial Scholarship (.pdf)
Alex Tons Fund
Pioneer High School The Alex Tons Scholarship Award honors the memory of Alex Tons who graduated from Pioneer in 1976 and died in 1989 in an auto accident.  The Alex Tons Award is given to a Pioneer Senior who helped behind the scenes, joyfully, selflessly, generously and quietly.  This student seems to care more about others than him/herself.  His/her help may touch academic, social, extracurricular or personal matters.  Contacts with him/her have revealed an unusual sensitivity. Alex Tons Award (.pdf)
Women's Symphony Scholarship Fund
AAPS students Scholarship awards made to students to attend summer music camps.  Awards distributed through audition process.  

If you would like to recommend a student to be considered for one of the scholarships
administered by the Educational Foundation, please contact your schools guidance counselor or career planning center.

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