City of Center Line signs Public Safety Employee Scholarship agreement with UM-Dearborn

4/5/2019

The Community Service Personnel Scholarship program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn was established to recognize the service of public safety personnel to our communities and to encourage them to pursue or continue their educational goals.

On March 18, 2019 the University of Michigan-Dearborn extended its Community Service Personnel Scholarship program to public safety employees of the City of Center Line, Michigan. The participation agreement was formally signed by the Center Line Director of Public Safety Paul J. Myszenski at a ceremony with UM-Dearborn Director of Criminology and Criminal Justice Dr. Donald E. Shelton (pictured).

The Community Service Personnel Scholarship program at UM-Dearborn was established to recognize the service of public safety personnel to our communities and to encourage them to pursue or continue their educational goals. The program provides a scholarship valued at 20% of tuition and fees for public safety employees at partnering organizations.  Although administered through the Criminal Justice Studies Program, the scholarship is available for degree-seeking students in any UM-Dearborn department or program, and can be used for all undergraduate and graduate programs.  The agreement with the City brings the number of participating public safety agencies in Southeast Michigan to twenty-four.

“This agreement is part of a program that both provides opportunities for local public safety personnel to enhance their education and for the University to continue to be part of our metropolitan Detroit region,” Dr. Shelton said.  “The University extension of this scholarship opportunity to both police and fire employees of the City of Center Line is a significant expansion of our program and recognizes the important public service that those employees provide to our communities.”

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