Fifteen High School Students to Receive Combined $105,000 in Scholarships From Fox Run Residents

FIFTEEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO RECEIVE COMBINED $105,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FROM FOX RUN RESIDENTS NOVI, MI (June 4, 2012) -- Fifteen high school students from Oakland and Wayne Counties will receive scholarships to help them attend college at a Monday, June 4th, ceremony at Fox Run retirement community, where they have worked part-time. They will receive a combined total of $105,000 raised by Fox Run residents during the past two months to show their appreciation of the students' work and to help assist them financially in their post-secondary education. "Many of our scholarship recipients have worked hard for the past two years to maintain their grades while working at Fox Run in addition to the many school and extra-curricular obligations." said Marianne Mikkelsen, the community's Philanthropy Manager. "For most of these students this scholarship means the difference between continuing the education or not.  These students work for at least two years during which time they are trained, mentored, and cared for by the 950 residents who become surrogate grandparents to them.   We, as a community, want to make an impact on the future of these young adults and feel we can do that by encouraging them to further their education." She said 87 percent of Fox Run's residents participated in this year's scholarship fundraising drive. This year's scholarship recipients (with their respective high schools) are: Nicole Barnes Belleville High Kayla Clouse Walled Lake Western Bradley Conner Walled Lake Central Jason Gluck Catholic Central Marcia Hamilton Southfield Alexander Holland Walled Lake Central Varun Kakar Walled Lake Western Alexandra Klos Walled Lake Western Amber Lariviere Walled Lake Western Kevin Marson Catholic Central Matthew McClure Novi Kelly Parliament Walled Lake Western Tarik Tabb Southfield Brandon Wolok North Farmington Ryan Wolok North Farmington