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Supporting tomorrow's local leaders

The Robert R. Robinson Scholarship, awarded annually by the Michigan Townships Association, seeks to offer financial assistance to students aspiring to leadership roles in their community. The scholarship is designed to help Michigan students who are preparing for a career in public administration. Applicants must be a junior, senior or graduate student in a Michigan college or university.

Up to $1,000 is awarded for each scholarship, on a competitive basis. Applicants are considered on several factors including academic achievement, community involvement and commitment to local government administration.

Requirements include: a letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor; a copy of a resolution of support from an MTA-member township board in good standing; and a short essay on an important issue facing local government.

Read about our 2020 scholarship recipient here  |   Read more here about the 2019 winners

Xtn_robinson_headshot_photo_d.jpgIn Memory of Robert R. Robinson, 1920-1987

In support of Robert R. Robinson's vision of a stronger township government today and tomorrow, the MTA Board of Directors established the Robert R. Robinson Memorial Scholarship Fund to support the educational pursuits of tomorrow's township leaders.

  • Supervisor, Meridian Charter Township, 1959-1969
  • MTA Legislative Director, 1969-1975
  • MTA Executive Director, 1975-1983
  • MTA Associate Director, 1983-1984
  • Cofounder and Board Member, National Association of Towns and Townships, 1977-1984
  • NATaT President, 1978-1980