2023 Royal Oak Area Democratic Club Youth Community Activist Scholarship

The Royal Oak Area Democratic Club will be awarding a scholarship to a local graduating high school senior to support their college, vocational school, or other post-high-school education, training, or activism. This scholarship will be awarded to a student or students who demonstrate care for their community and a desire to act. The scholarship will be up to a $2,000 award to be decided on by the Greater Royal Oak Democratic Club board members and awarded at the June Monthly Meeting on Saturday, June 3rd.

Requirements: Applicants must be a 2022 graduating high school senior who lives in or is graduating from a school in Royal Oak or Clawson. Applicants must complete the required application materials listed below. Students will be considered based on their civic involvement, dedication to their community, and their application submission. Applications are due by Monday, May 15th, 2023.

Application Materials: For this scholarship, applicants will be asked to submit the following:

  • Contact information

  • Updated List of Activities or Personal Resume

  • Email and Phone Number Contact for Two (2) Personal References

  • Response to ONE of the following prompts. Your response can be written or creative in nature (video, visual, musical, etc.) to best showcase your talents and ideas:

  1. Describe an occasion when you had to organize other people to solve a problem. How could you use what you learned to fight social injustice in the future?


  1. What do you consider the most pressing issue in your community? (Please define what you mean by “community”.)

PDF of Application Instructions

Donate to the ROADC Scholarship Fund

2022 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Maria Papp and Shannon Schulte!

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Email: RoyalOakDemocrat@gmail.com

P.O. Box 792 Royal Oak, MI 48068

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