how to apply

A single scholarship will be granted to a high school student entering a full-time program of college study within one year from the scholarship application deadline. Scholarship funds shall be used only for college tuition, fees, room and board, books and materials. Funds granted shall be a gift to the student and are not required to be repaid except as hereinafter set forth. The scholarship will be given on an equal opportunity basis. The criteria for selecting the recipient shall be at the discretion of the trustees. Students shall register for classes in accordance with university procedures and the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Fund shall pay tuition funds to the university directly, on behalf of the student.

Students shall register for classes in accordance with university procedures and the Fund shall pay tuition funds to the university directly, on behalf of the student. At the end of each academic term, each scholarship recipient shall submit a college transcript, showing grades from the term just completed, to the Fund’s Board of Trustees. Additionally, by the 5th of each month the recipient will submit by email a written monthly status report and financial report. In order to continue receiving the scholarship grant for the next academic term, the student must attain at least a 3.0 G.P.A. for the preceding term paid for by the Fund. Transcripts for qualification or re-qualification for subsequent semester awards should be submitted no later than fifteen (15) days following the end of the semester. The Trustees may have additional reporting requirements that will be designed to support the personal and academic success of the applicant.

Any student, who withdraws from a class during the academic term, shall be required to reimburse the Fund for the tuition cost for the class from which he or she withdrew. Once enrolled, students are unable to transfer to another college or university and retain the scholarship. Any student who is found to have provided false information on his or her scholarship application form shall be liable to the Fund for the full cost of the scholarship used. These conditions may be waived at the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Robert Schuele Scholarship Fund

application criteria

Robert Schuele Scholarship Fund


Applicant must have at least a 2.3 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative high school G.P.A. (or its equivalent, to be submitted as a sealed transcript) or an 18 composite A.C.T. score for first-time freshman; or scores of 400 or more in each of the following SAT categories: Critical Reading; Mathematics and Writing.


Unrestricted academic standing with the university or college with which courses will be taken (e.g., no academic suspensions) is required as a result of this scholarship.


Applicant must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.


Applicant must be a high school senior in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb Counties or an applicant invited by a member of the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Committee or a member in good standing of the Metro Detroit Youth Clubs.


Applicant must maintain full-time college status.

Robert Schuele Scholarship Fund

How To Apply

Applicants are to complete the following ONLINE APPLICATION and submit the required documents:

  • Two reference letters (not from family)
  • High school transcripts
  • FAFSA application and report
  • Most recent household Federal Tax Return

All documents must be submitted electronically.

Documents should be emailed to Brett Tillander: prior to the application deadline.

Be sure the subject heading includes your last name and “2022 Schuele Scholarship Application” (ex: “Smith – 2022 Schuele Scholarship Application”).


Applicants need to be available for MANDATORY interviews should the Trustees select that applicant for further consideration. Inability to attend the interview will result in disqualification. The specific date, time and location of the interview will be provided to selected applicants.


Your questions can be directed by email to:
Brett Tillander, Chief Executive Officer
Metro Detroit Youth Clubs
1545 East Lincoln
Royal Oak, MI 48067
248-544-4166 ext. 114