BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., August 18, 2011 — Detroit Country Day School is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $49,632 scholarship grant from The Skillman Foundation. Detroit Country Day School Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.
The grant will provide scholarships to two academically gifted, minority youth from the Detroit area to attain the skills necessary to be successful future leaders and stronger academically within a challenging higher-educational setting.
Detroit Country Day School’s education philosophy, focusing on the four key areas of academics, arts, athletics and character development, is closely aligned with The Skillman Foundation’s goal of mentoring and guiding young people to become educated leaders.
“Thanks to The Skillman Foundation grant, we are honored to present opportunities for academic and leadership growth to two deserving young people,” said Shilling. “Detroit Country Day School will provide an academic rigor that challenges the abilities of these scholars and prepares them for admission to highly competitive colleges and universities.”
Detroit Country Day School offers students from pre-school through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy whose chief aim is to help develop good schools and good neighborhoods for children. Though grants are made throughout metropolitan Detroit, most grants are directed at six Detroit neighborhoods –Brightmoor, Osborn, Cody Rouge, Chadsey Condon, Northend Central Woodward and Southwest Detroit Neighborhoods – and toward innovative and successful schools throughout the city of Detroit.