Who was Roy C. Jackson?
A little over 50 years ago, Roy C. Jackson was an active “Little” in the Big Brother Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region program. After graduating high school, Roy decided that he wanted to go to college, but knew that he could not afford it. He turned to his Big Brother and to the BBBS agency to see if we provided any scholarships. Unfortunately, at that time we did not; Roy went into the Navy instead.
Throughout the years, Roy acquired some wealth. One day, Roy called our office and offered us his trust fund under the provision that it would only be used as a Scholarship Program for our Littles. Roy C. Jackson passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016… Leaving “Littles” in the Big Brothers Big Sister’s program the gift of a better future.
The Roy C. Jackson Scholarship
The Roy C. Jackson Scholarship is open to any “Little” in the Big Brother Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region program that is in an Active Match of their Senior year of High School. The “Little” must be accepted into a post-secondary educational program in order to receive the scholarship.
The amount will vary depending on the number of applicants and available funds. This scholarship is for incoming first-year students only. Application deadline is May 7, 2021. Applications must be fully completed in order to be considered.
Below is the 2021 scholarship application to be printed. When completed, please email the application to [email protected] or mail to Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region / 7200 W. Saginaw Hwy., Suite 1 / Lansing, MI 48917. For questions, please call 517-372-0160.