The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund

667 E. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 109, Troy, MI 48083

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund is to assist members and their families who are motivated to improve society by enhancing their future careers through a college education.

INTRODUCTION

Carl Parsell is rightfully remembered as the architect of modern-day police labor relations, as well as the preeminent pioneer of the law enforcement union movement. It would be nearly impossible to write a history of police unions without spotlighting him in the leading role. Carl spent an unparalleled career thinking about the welfare of the employees he represented, always taking effective actions to constantly improve their economic status, working conditions, and future. Known for his many accomplishments, Carl was greatly respected and set a tremendous example for all. Those who knew Carl still embrace his strength and continue to put his beliefs to work. The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund, established in 1991, honors Carl's memory in the most appropriate way possible; by continuing his legacy of improving the lives and futures of others, through education.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Carl Parsell Scholarships are awarded to deserving college bound students who desire assistance with their college tuition. Those benefiting from this program are the families of MAP, MAPE, and MAFF union members. Carl Parsell Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2018-2019 school year. Scholars may use the award to attend any United States accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two or four year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license. Funds derived from the Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing determine the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. The maximum award available per student is $2,500 (two thousand five hundred dollars).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to compete in The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund Program,

  • Scholarship candidates must be a resident of the State of Michigan.Scholarship candidates must be a member of, or immediately related to a member of one of the following organizations:
    •  Michigan Association of Police, or
    •  Michigan Association of Public Employees, or
    •  Michigan Association of Fire Fighters
  • Scholarship candidates must have, or will have completed a high school education or its equivalent, on or prior to June 30, 2018.
  • Scholarship candidates must not have been convicted of any misdemeanors or felonies.
  • Scholars must be enrolled at the time of receipt of the scholarship as a full time student in an accredited institution of higher learning. This would include attendance at any United States accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two or four year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license.
  • Applicants must submit their fully completed, signed application to The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund on or before the March 1, 2018 deadline.

If you have any questions please call The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund (248 509-7159) for guidance. Important, please note:

  • Benefit determinations are made in a nondiscriminatory manner without regard to religion, race, color, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, height, weight, age, marital status, or national origin of the prospective applicant.
  • MAP, MAPE, and MAFF executive board members, employees, and their families are not eligible to apply.
  • No Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund trustee or any member of The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund trustee's family (including wife/husband, mother/father, and children/first cousins) shall be eligible for consideration as a recipient.
  • Previous Carl Parsell Scholarship recipients are not eligible. 2018 Scholarship Award(s) must be used for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Carl Parsell Scholarship awards are paid directly to the college/degree-granting institution on behalf of the scholarship winner(s). Distribution of this fund will be accomplished by the submission of documentation of expenses; whereby, a check will be made out and forwarded to the institution. Award payment is contingent upon each Scholar providing the proper documentation in a timely manner to The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund. Withdrawing or dropping a class may affect a potential refund as the college, university, or educational institution will be required to refund Carl Parsell Scholarship Awards directly to The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award status on or before June 1, 2018.