Supporting tomorrow’s local leaders
The Robert R. Robinson Scholarship, awarded annually by the Michigan Townships Association, seeks to offer financial assistance to students aspiring to leadership roles in their community. The scholarship is designed to help Michigan students who are preparing for a career in public administration. Applicants must be a junior, senior or graduate student in a Michigan college or university.
Up to $1,000 is awarded for each scholarship, on a competitive basis. Applicants are considered on several factors including academic achievement, community involvement and commitment to local government administration.
Requirements include: a letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor; a copy of a resolution of support from an MTA-member township board in good standing; and a short essay on an important issue facing local government.
In memory of Robert R. Robinson, 1920-1987
Help support Michigan’s future leaders
Awarding this endowment each year in Robert R. Robinson’s name helps to ensure that Michigan’s future local leaders continue to value and protect township government and the Michigan residents it serves. Township officials and MTA county chapters can help ensure that we are able to continue supporting the educational pursuits of tomorrow’s township leaders by making a donation to support the scholarship fund.
“The scholarship fund is critical both to students to help in pursuit of their local government careers, and to all public officials as we work to encourage today’s students to pursue a future in public service,” said Robinson Scholarship Committee Member Harold Koviak, MTA District 4 director and Burt Township (Cheboygan Co.) supervisor. “Without these funds, it is that much harder for the students to achieve their goals.”
As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all contributions are tax deductible. Checks may be sent, payable to The Robert R. Robinson Memorial Scholarship Fund, to: Michigan Townships Association, PO Box 80078, Lansing, MI 48908-0078.
Call (517) 321-6467 with any questions.