Foundation - Ceola Smith McKinney Education Scholarship Fund
The Ceola Smith McKinney Education Scholarship Fund was established by Ceola McKinney’s family to honor her longstanding career as an educator. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and began her career as a social worker for the Michigan Department of Social Services. A strong proponent of education and literacy, she attained her master’s degree from Wayne State University in Library Science. Ceola taught library science in the Ecorse Public School district for over 40 years until she retired in 2006. Ceola Smith McKinney passed away in 2007. This fund was established to provide support to students in pursuit of higher education.
Eligible students meeting the following criteria:
• Pursuing a career in K-12 education.
• GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Half-time enrollment (6 credits or more) or in certificate program
• Awards include tuition, fees, books or other educational expenses