SWAG Scholarships totaling $100,000 available! Awards range from $2,500 to $25,000. Deadline to apply is March 22, 2024.

Don’t wait, apply today!

The Michigan Chronicle and Huntington Bank present the S.W.A.G. (Students Wired for Achievement and Greatness) Scholarship Awards.

The goal of the S.W.A.G. Scholarship Awards is to build confidence, ensure a better future for Detroit teens, provide a village of support for parents and educators, and together, build strong future community and business leaders.


  • Must be a current high school senior living in Detroit
  • Attend a Detroit Public Schools Community District high school, or a charter school located within the city
  • Must be planning to attend college or a trade school in the Fall of 2024
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.25
  • Demonstrated a commitment to community, service, and integrity

The S.W.A.G Scholarship Awards recipients will be recognized and receive a scholarship grant in the Spring of 2024. See below for full official rules.


The S.W.A.G. Influential Educator Award

From motivating students through challenging times, to helping them discover our passions, teachers, coaches, and education support professionals play an important role in their lives. And when they meet an education support professional who truly inspires them, it’s not uncommon to feel that influence for many years to come.

That is why Huntington Bank created the S.W.A.G. Influential Educator Award. These (5) $1,000 grants will be given to educators to enable them to take the lead on a wide range of projects to improve student learning.

*Education support professionals can be classified as guidance counselors, para-educators, coaches, school bus drivers, maintenance and custodial staff, food services staff, school nurses and student services workers, clerical and office assistants, and school security officers.

Grant funds can be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, or technology. Grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students.

Criteria: Must be nominated by a school administrator, parent or student who in 250 words or less demonstrates how the nominee goes above and beyond for students. Nominees will be asked to outline how they will use the funds to better their school, classroom, team, or students’ lives.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges based upon nominations and intended fund usage.

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