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  • 04 June 2013

June 4, 2013

Scholarships available for members’ children; applications for Fall 2013 term available now

DETROIT – The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights is announcing that members’ children seeking higher education can apply for a Kids’ Chance of Michigan scholarship.

The scholarship is being made available through the workers’ compensation community, which union carpenters and millwrights are a part of.

This scholarship is offered to children with a parent that has suffered a catastrophic injury or fatality compensable under Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law and can demonstrate financial need. The child must be between the ages of 17 and 22 seeking higher education at any Michigan college, community college or vocational or trade school. Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000.

The deadline for applying for the fall/winter 2014 term is Sept. 30.

Information from the Kids Chance of Michigan website is included below. You can also read it at:


1.  Which kids are eligible for the Scholarship?

To be eligible for the Scholarship, the kid’s parent must have sustained a catastrophic injury or fatality in a Michigan work related accident covered by workers’ compensation.  The parent’s injury or death must be compensable under Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law.  There cannot be any dispute regarding the compensability of the parent’s injury/death.

2.  What are the criteria for the Scholarship?

The applicant must meet standards set by the Executive Committee of KIDS’ CHANCE OF MICHIGAN, LLC.  The standards are based primarily on the financial needs of the student.  The applicant must be a Michigan resident, between the ages of 17-22, and must demonstrate financial need related to the parent’s injury/death.

3.  What is the length of the Scholarship?

The Scholarship is good for one school year or term and may be contingent upon grades.  The applicant may reapply at the end of one school year or term for the Scholarship for following school year or term.  Renewals are contingent upon availability of funds.

4.  What does the Scholarship cover?

Scholarships from $2500.00 to $5000.00, depending on the availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants, are applicable at any accredited college, community college, trade or vocational school within Michigan.  Scholarships are paid directly to the educational institution.  Scholarships may cover tuition and books not covered by other grants and/or scholarships.

5.  What documentation is needed along with the completed application?

The Scholarship Committee will not review your application until it has received copies of all documents referenced in the scholarship application form, (see below) (Additional information may be requested to verify data received)

Scholarship Application in PDF Format
Scholarship Application in Word Format

Please send to:
Kids’ Chance of Michigan
c/o Scholarship Committee
300 E. Long Lake Rd., Suite 200
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan  48304-2376
Phone: 248-205-2760