Unions award record number of Carl Parsell Scholarships

Four college-bound students were honored with 2017-18 Carl Parsell Scholarships – the most recipients in a single year.

The scholars were presented with their $2,500 awards during the 27th Annual Carl Parsell Memorial Golf Outing on June 8, 2017 at Links of Novi.

The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 to continue the legacy of Parsell, a law enforcement union movement pioneer, by improving the lives and futures of others, through education. Scholarships are awarded each year to Michigan family members of Michigan Association of Police (MAP), Michigan Association of Public Employees (MAPE) and Michigan Association of Fire Fighters (MAFF) union members.

This year’s scholars are: Mackenzie Barch of Shelby Township, Julia DiTrapani of St. Clair Shores, Anthony W. Pietrzak of Macomb and Bryce Quick of Plymouth.

In its 27th year, $115,500 in Carl Parsell Scholarships have been awarded to help students obtain a college education. Funds for the scholarships are derived from the Annual Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing.

By Jennifer Gomori, MAP Editor