The scholarship is offered to high school seniors in Milwaukee County who plan to attend a trade school, college or university in fall 2022. (Matt Sliker/Milwaukee County Transit System)
MILWAUKEE, WI — The Milwaukee County Transit System will offer the Rosa Parks Tribute Scholarship to high school seniors in Milwaukee County for a second year.
The $1,000 scholarship is for high school seniors to attend a trade school, college or university in fall 2022, the system said in a statement.
Students must apply online and send a letter of recommendation from a trusted adult before Jan. 7. They must also submit a short essay based on Parks' quote, "Each person must live their life as a model for others." Three winners will be announced on Parks' birthday, Feb. 4, 2022.
The transit system will keep one seat open on every one of its buses from Dec. 1 to 3 in tribute to Parks, the system said. The seats will have a red rose and a placard with Parks' photo and a note about her refusal to give up a bus seat in 1955, which led to a Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on public transportation.
Interested students can apply for the scholarship online.
The Milwaukee County Transit System announced it will offer the Rosa Parks Tribute Scholarship to high school seniors for a second year.
Ethan Duran,Patch Staff
Posted Tue, Nov 2, 2021 at 10:10 am CT