Kelly Rossman-McKinney Scholarship

The Eaton County Democratic Party offers an annual scholarship named in honor and memory of Kelly Rossman-McKinney. The Kelly Rossman-McKinney Scholarship is a $500 non-renewable scholarship to a student seeking to further their education at a trade school or college. The application is generally available in the spring. 

2024 Scholarship Information

Deadline: July 31, 2024

The theme for this year’s scholarship is ‘Why Voting Matters.’ With a presidential candidate that posed a threat to our democracy, voting matters more than ever in 2024. This is something frequently stated, but rarely true. For this year’s applications, we are looking for a submission that tackles why voting is so important this year. That could be about a particular policy issue, like climate change, LGBTQIA+ rights, or affordable housing. Or it could focus on the core pillars of our democracy and the need for civic participation. We are leaving the theme broad and open to the interpretation of students so they can showcase their creativity.

For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please visit the scholarship application details


2023 Scholarship Recipient – Holly Holland

We are pleased to announce that Holly Holland is the 2023 recipient of the Kelly Rossman-McKinney Scholarship! Holly is from Dimondale and studies political science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After graduating in 2024, Holly plans to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree.

2022 Scholarship Recipient – Nathan Flores

We are pleased to announce that Nathan Flores is the 2022 recipient of the Kelly Rossman-McKinney Scholarship! Nathan is set to begin his college journey at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor this fall where he was accepted into the College of Literature, Science,...

2021 Scholarship Recipients – Grace Buckland & Olivia Wilson

The Eaton County Democratic Party is excited to offer our first scholarship to students in Eaton County who will continue their education. As the inaugural year of the scholarship program, we are proud to announce that two students will receive a nonrefundable $500...