Greater Detroit Chapter of the United Nations Association

The Robert Edward Lang 

Scholarship Contest

Welcome Applicants!

The Robert Edward Lang Scholarship Fund is sponsored by the Greater Detroit Chapter of the United Nations Association (GDUNA). The fund awards $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in Metropolitan Detroit pursuing a degree related to international studies at an accredited college or university.

Important Dates:
Applications are due March 1, 2017 by regular mail to the Greater Detroit Chapter of the United Nations Association, P.O. Box 44105 Detroit, MI 48224

Recipients will be notified by email and by formal letter on May 1, 2017 


Applicants must:

  • be a senior in a high school located in Metropolitan Detroit
  • reside in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne Counties.
  •  have a 2.5 or better Grade Point Average.

Special consideration  will be given to applicants who:

  • are active in school activities.
  • are active in their communities.
  • demonstrate strong leadership, and communication skills.

         are financially disadvantaged.  


Applicants will:

  • Complete and forward their Application, resume, and attachments to the GDUNA Office. Resumes received after the deadline won't be considered.
  • Showcase one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Medium may include essay, video, song, or visual art.
  • Provide proof of enrollment to accredited college or university from the office of registrar by the second week of course work. Payment will follow.

APPLICATION - In order for your application to be considered, you must complete all requirements below:  

 Write a resume that includes your personal information:

  • Your legal name in full, permanent residence, phone number and email address
  • The high school you currently attend and its address and phone number
  • Your high school contact (may be the principal, a counselor or teacher)
  • Your cumulative GPA and the number of credits required for graduation
  • The number of credits you will have earned as of January 1, 2017
  • The accredited college or university you plan to attend and address
  • The date you applied and status at institution of choice

Describe your aspirations including:

  • Your career goal(s)
  • The issues, needs or problems you hope to address
  • Specific academic programs and plans that will assist in achieving your goal(s)  

Describe your achievements including:

  • School programs and activities in which you have participated (such as clubs, publications, debate, dramatics, music, art, student government, sports)
  • Jobs and kinds of work you have held, including summer employment
  • Public service and community activities not listed previously
  • Events and activities that demonstrate your leadership skills
  • Awards, honors or scholarships you have received

Showcase a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal

Choose one of the following goals (see for descriptions) 
 1. No Poverty
 2. Zero Hunger
 3. Good Health and Well-Being
 4. Quality Education
 5. Gender Equality
 6. Clean Water & Sanitation
 7. Affordable & Clean Energy
 8. Good Jobs & Economic Growth
 9. Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities & Communities
12. Responsible Consumption & Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
17.​Partnerships for the Global Goals

Describe/Demonstrate how you will work to achieving the goal using one of these methods:

  • A titled, five page essay, typed, using double spacing
  • A titled, three to five minute video on DVD
  • A titled, three to five minute song performed on DVD with lyrics included
  • A titled, work of visual art with presentation and interpretation on DVD

For your application to be complete, please attach the following:

  • Your sealed, certified high school transcript
  • Proof of residency (address and city)
  • Copy of College/University acceptance letter (if received)

Please email us at if you have any questions