Applicants of the Robert R. Robinson Scholarship must be a junior, senior or graduate student in a Michigan college or university. Applicants are considered on several factors including academic achievement, community involvement and commitment to local government administration. Requirements include: a letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor; a copy of a resolution of support from an MTA-member township board in good standing; and a short essay on an important issue facing local government.
The Robert R. Robinson Scholarship, awarded annually by the Michigan Townships Association, seeks to offer financial assistance to students aspiring to leadership roles in their community. The scholarship is designed to help Michigan students who are preparing for a career in public administration. Up to $1,000 is awarded for each scholarship, on a competitive basis. As MTA’s second executive director, Robert R. Robinson was dedicated to townships and to furthering the form of government closest to the people.