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Michael O. D. Brown Memorial Scholarship for Social Justice, Performance Arts, and Trades

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The Michael O. D. Brown Memorial Scholarship for Social Justice, Performing Arts, and Trades awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an expressed interest in enrolling into a certified performing arts program in pursuit of a certification, associates, or bachelor’s degree in music, dance, writing, theatre or a degree in social justice/activism.


The students eligible for assistance must be graduating high school seniors attending Normandy, Riverview Gardens, Jennings, Hazelwood, Ferguson-Florissant, University City and Ritenour who intend to continue their education at a community college, a four- year college or university or trade school. Consideration will be given to academic achievement, financial need and the student’s community service record.


Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis.


Each scholarship awarded will be in the amount of $1,000.

Renewal Process: 

This Scholarship is not renewable. Previous scholarship recipients cannot re-apply.

Please submit the following application materials to [email protected]

  • Acceptance letter to program of study
  • Three letters of recommendation (1 from a parent)
  • Last report card, must have at least 2.5 GPA
  • Essay, video or infographic reflecting on a volunteer experience with a specific organization

All incoming 2024 seniors of the above-mentioned High Schools are encouraged to apply next year.