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Archer announces $1M scholarship milestone

October 9, 2013

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, along with former Detroit Mayor Dennis W. Archer, announced at a news conference that the Dennis W. Archer Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation has distributed $1 million in scholarships. Archer established permanent endowments at the Community Foundation to support community development and youth activities and scholarships. To date, more than $1 million has gone nearly 200 minority students in Detroit and Cassopolis, Mich., Archer's hometown, to help them attend Wayne State University and his alma mater, Western Michigan University. Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson, Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn, Cassopolis Public Schools Superintendent Tracy D. Hertsel and recipients of the scholarship were in attendance at the press conference.