MMHE awards grants and scholarship support to students in Thomasville High School, Durham Public Schools & Detroit Public Schools who demonstrates academic performance, civic engagement and financial need. We also provide emergency need support for any of our past students who displays an urgent need at any time.
Edmund P. Lewis, Jr., MMHE Founder, is a Thomasville High School graduate who went to North Carolina Central University, located in Durham, and then attended the University of Michigan, where during his time in Detroit, he volunteered his time as a college and career advisor at numerous Detroit Public Schools. He is committed to engaging and supporting the next generation of civic leaders.
To be considered for an award, students must complete an application package with supported documents:
1.) A copy of academic transcripts
2.) A summary of extracurricular activities
3.) Two letters of recommendation
4.) A written or recorded narrative* that addresses the following (must be between 500-800 words):
Talk about an organization that means a lot to you, and what your role is in that organization.
How has your perspective school helped build your interest in leadership - in or out of school?
What leadership roles do you imagine for yourself in the future?
Who are some of the people you look to for leadership role modeling?
Applications will be reviewed and judged by the following criteria:
Creativity in storytelling 30%
Letters of recommendation 20%
Commitment to civic leadership 30%• Financial need 20%
MMHE may conduct interviews with candidates, and will require an acceptance letter from an accredited college, prior to the award decision.
A total of $5,000 will be awarded: Two $2,500 scholarships. Winners will be placed in internship positions during the summer at one of their subsidiaries or an appropriate organization that aligns with the students study.
Applicants may email their complete application package to: or send to:
MMHE, 35560 Grand River #320 Farmington Hills, MI 48335.