Law school to raise money to help students from Detroit Public Schools attend college

On Sunday, May 15, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus will host their eighth annual charity event. This event will raise money for a scholarship for Detroit Public School students who would otherwise not be able to afford undergraduate school. The scholarship will be called the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Scholarship and be awarded each year to a graduate of a Detroit public school who has expressed an interest in attending law school after college.

“This year, our charity event is called FUNDS—Financing the Undergraduate Needs of Detroit Scholars,” said Lisa Halushka, WMU-Cooley Law School assistant dean. “We will take the student under our wing, and mentor them through their undergraduate experience.”

The event will feature a silent auction and live entertainment. The Detroit Public School All City Jazz Combo will perform, local hip hop artist Big John will perform a selection of songs written just for the benefit, and stand-up comedians Adam Degi, Grand Rapids’ Funniest Person recipient; and Stu McCallister, LaughFest participant, will round out the evening’s entertainment.

The scholarship is administered by Detroit College Promise, a non-profit organization which is part of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.  The scholarship fills the gap for students for needs that are not usually included in other scholarships or financial aid, such as transportation, clothes, and food.

The event will take place at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus located at 2630 Featherstone Road, Auburn Hills, at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person or $180 per group of eight. Tickets can be purchased in the dean’s office, Room 262, at the Auburn Hills campus.