The Lawrence P Doss Scholarship Foundation


The Lawrence P. Doss Scholarship Foundation is a 501c3 (not-for-profit ) organization, whose purpose is the support and encouragement of academic excellence, professional achievement and community service amongst graduates of Detroit public schools.

Directed by Larry’s widow, Judith Doss who serves as president and CEO the Foundation is steered by a board of directors of most distinguished professionals, and leaders of industry and community from across the nation.

The Mission

The Mission of the Lawrence P. Doss Scholarship Foundation is to provide financial assistance and mentoring opportunities for disadvantaged city of Detroit high school seniors interested in pursuing careers in the fields of accounting, finance, management and business at the college level.

Five Great Things To Know About The Lawrence P. Doss Scholarship Foundation

$100,000 Awarded Each Year

Awardees Commit to Detroit

LPDS awardees sign a pledge to bring their talents back to the city of Detroit’s workforce. Each awardee commits to working in Detroit for four years after their graduation, and to earnestly contribute toward the empowerment of the City.

Building Business Minds

LPDS scholars must major in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Management or Business Administration. This is per the request of the foundation’s namesake, Lawrence P. Doss, who for decades was a leading mind in the city’s arena of business, finance and development.

Assisting Beyond Money

LPDS understands that money alone does not make for collegiate success. Therefore, it supports its scholars with additional resources such as mentoring from board members, as well as networking and exposure opportunities with the city’s most prominent leaders and innovators.

100% Accountability and Sincere Stewardship

LPDS maintains a strict level of accounting, with an active board, professional auditing, and full publishing of its records for public view. Each of its awardees must provide clear evidence of their sincere financial need, as well as record of solid community service.


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