Students may submit applications between January 1st and March 1st of each year.
Roughly thirty applications are received annually, with Romeo High School providing the dominant portion of submissions. The foundation’s charter promises to grant four scholarships each year, while it typically awards six or more. Historically, the smallest grant has been a first year $2500 award.
The Sandbox Foundation is unique in that it reserves at least one grant each year as a “Continuing Scholarship”, to be given as a 2nd, 3rd or 4th college year award to a prior first year scholarship recipient of the foundation.
Past recipients have come from Romeo, Dakota, Utica, De Lasalle, and L’anse Creuse North high schools. The foundation focuses primarily on graduating seniors from Macomb County, Michigan.
The Fourth Sandbox Foundation Spring Fundraiser was a Wine & Charcuterie party. Guests brought two bottles of wine to the event. The first bottle was opened and served, while the other was sold at silent auction.
Two Continuing Scholarships were announced for 2019. Noah Schultz (De LaSalle) and his family were on hand to receive his award. Our second Continuing Scholarship recipient Natali MLadenovik (Romeo) could not attend, due to her work requirements (further funding her education).
Wine and Charcuterie Fundraiser 2019
Foundation advisors announced their intent to award a record number of scholarships in 2019, during High School honors night events to be held in May for L’anse Creuse and Romeo school districts.
The Sandbox Foundation held its Third Annual Spring Fundraiser as a Wine & Charcuterie party. Guests were asked to bring two bottles of wine to the event. One bottle was opened and served, while the other was sold in a silent auction. Record contributions were received, helping the foundation to fund six scholarship awards for 2018.
Three Continuing Scholarships were announced, with all of the recipients on hand to receive their awards. Winners of the 2018 Continuing Scholarships are: Jared Newton, Austen Malczewski and Adam Walters.
The 2018 Wayne Scholarship recipient was announced as: Noah Schultz, a graduate of De La Salle, who is headed to Western Michigan. Noah could not be present due to a (prom) date with a girl. Good choice Noah. We’ll be certain to catch up with you later.
The Sandbox Foundation held its second annual fundraiser on Friday, May 12th. The event was a “Wine and Cheese Gathering”, with guests donating two bottles of wine. The first bottle was uncorked and served. The second bottle was sold at silent auction.
2017 Wine and Cheese Gathering
Scholarship recipient Jared Newton (graduating from Dakota HS) was on hand to receive the 2017 Inspiration Scholarship, with his mother Anna. Scholarship recipient Adam Walters (graduating from Utica HS) was also on hand to receive a 2017 Wayne Scholarship, with his parents Karen and Dave.
Foundation advisors were able to expand grants for 2017 to six, with the final two to be Announced and Awarded during the Romeo HS Honors night, scheduled for May 22nd.