About the MJR Foundation
MJR Foundation 2021 Scholarship
This scholarship is offered in the memory of Miles Jeffrey Roberts who died by suicide on May 29, 2017. Miles leaves behind a legacy of putting others’ needs before his own. He was a kind and loving friend that was always available to listen or provide a comforting hug. Suicide remains an epidemic and rates among youth continue to rise in our country, in our State and in our County. In 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 6,252 deaths by suicide in the United States for people ages 15 to 24, making it the second leading cause of death for this age group. Miles was one of these deaths. Miles’s desire to help others will be memorialized through the recipients of this scholarship. This scholarship is offered by the Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
- Be a student of this year’s 2021 graduating class of Skyline High School
- Intend to continue their education at any credentialed institution of higher learning
- Complete all necessary forms and written essay
- Provide one or more Letter(s) of Recommendation from a non-family member
Recipient Responsibility and Honor:
- Scholarship recipients are expected to support mental health and well-being
In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Surgeon General, the Action Alliance and its partners helped to develop The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
The MJR Foundation recently hosted a Facebook Live Webinar to discuss the movies Screenagers and Screenagers: Next Chapter, and to provide strategies to deal with the issues raised by the films. This post includes a replay of the panel discussion as well as resources that were discussed.
The MJR Foundation is proud to announce that we are a featured charity for the upcoming Probility Ann Arbor Marathon on October 24, 2021, organized by Epic Races.