To recognize students in the Detroit Metropolitan area who have maintained good standing academically and who have overcome personal challenges to graduate from high school and go on to an institution of higher learning. High school students who will be graduating from a public, parochial, private or charter high school in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Students who have been accepted into a four year university or college or a two year community college program and have provided a letter of acceptance for enrollment. Students who have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Students who live in the greater Metropolitan Detroit area and surrounding communities. Students who have been recommended by their school counselor, principal, teacher, minister or community leader.