The motto for Urban Solutions, Inc. is, “Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today” and the outstanding students receiving the 2016 scholarships and book awards will fulfill this goal.  Awards were given at the Detroit Athletic Club on June 24th and the guest speaker, De’Andre Wright our successful 2003 scholarship recipient gave the students a powerful message asking them to make choices today that will ensure their success tomorrow.

This year’s students were not only excited about their careers, but they also expressed the desire to return to their community and play it forward by reaching back to help others.  After an exhausting look at this year’s applications and interviews, ten $1000.00 scholarship and nine $500.00 book awards were given to high school seniors entering college this fall.

This year, for the first time, four college students were awarded book awards.  All too often students run into financial difficulties after a year or two of college. Some of our sponsors recognize the importance of helping these students as well.


Alana Crawford
Cass Tech

Erynn Green
Cass Tech

Kai Mia Benson
Cass Tech

Raven Lackey
Cass Tech

Malik Gibbs-Ochoa
Western International

Jasmarie Soto
Western International

Tyler Jackson
Detroit Country Day

Cedric Mutebi
U of D Jesuit

Paige Sims

Larnye Greene
School of Creative Studies


Dazja Jones
Detroit Delta Prep

Donnae Robinson
Detroit Delta Prep

Joseph Morgan
Ben Carson

Aaron Weathersby
University Prep.

Graham Polk

Farhana Urmi
Detroit International Academy

Donovan Bey
University H.S. Academy,

Khalil Gallien

Torien Barnes

$500.00 College Awardees

Alesandra D’Abre Hines
Wayne State U

Nicholas Mutebi
Wayne State U

Terrance Hood
Wayne State U

Chloe White
Central Michigan


How can we do this each year?
Our concerned sponsors make it possible to give these scholarships to deserving, hard working students.  Our tomorrow depends on them.

    • Pressley Green

    • Herman B. Howard

    • Sommers Schwartz

    • Judge Alex J. Allen, Jr.

    • Joel and Delta Gibson

    • Bennie Grier Esq.

    • Detroit Area Agency on Aging

    • The Technicians

    • The Tommy Diggs Family

    • Henry Ford Health Systems

    • Communities In Schools

    • Debra D. Cromer

    • Nadine and Floyd Polk

    • Vincent and Betty Little