2017

Thank you and good luck to all who applied for The 2017 Carl Parsell Scholarship. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-18 school year.

In March and April, the Scholarship Selection Committee begins the selection process which is completed in May. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their status by the end of May 2017. Carl Parsell Scholarship winners will be formally recognized during the 27th Annual Carl Parsell Memorial Golf Outing on June 8, 2017.

Carl Parsell Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2017-18 school year. Scholars may use the award to attend any United States accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two or four year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license. Scholarship candidates must have completed a high school education or its equivalent, on or prior to June 30, 2017.

Funds derived from The Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing determine the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. Due to an increase in funds raised because of the excellent turnout at the 2016 Annual Carl Parsell Golf Outing, MAP will be offering up to three scholarships this year to family members of union members. The maximum award available per student is $2,500. In July and August, The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund mails Scholarship checks to each Scholar’s college or university.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the premier law enforcement agency tasked with securing our nation’s borders while facilitating legitimate travel and trade. CBP is the largest law enforcement component in the Department of Homeland Security and is currently hiring Border Patrol Agents. This position has many openings along the southwest border. To learn more about this position or submit your application, please follow the link to the https://www.usajobs.gov

A career with CBP offers the full range of Federal benefits including health and life insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement. In addition, CBP may offer some candidates the added incentive of student loan repayment.

All positions require U.S. citizenship and the successful completion of a full background investigation and polygraph.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

• Be between the ages of 18 and 37. Honorably discharged Veterans that do not meet the maximum age requirement of 40 may be eligible for an age waiver under the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/)
• Be a U.S. citizen and a resident for the past three years.
• Have a valid state driver’s license.
• Pass a thorough background investigation, polygraph test, medical examination, fitness test and drug test.

Individuals looking for important and rewarding work and an opportunity to serve their country are encouraged to consider career opportunities with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. To learn more about CBP, please visit www.cbp.gov/careers

Applications will be accepted for this position until April 7, 2017. For additional information not found on the above links, please contact Brett Laug, DTM Pre-Employment Activities,at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Governor Rick Snyder has formed a task force to tackle local government retirement reforms; he expressed serious concerns about the proposed income tax rollback going before the House; with state revenues on the rise, he proposed a 2018 budget; and he appointed a Chief of Staff and Lottery Commissioner. These topics and more legislative issues are featured in the February 2017 Karoub Report.

House Republicans are proposing a roll back of the state’s 4.25 percent state income tax to 3.9 percent in 2018 and eventually eliminating the income tax completely; the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously elected Justice Stephen Markman as its new chief justice; and Gov. Rick Snyder has now appointed three of the four-members of the Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC) - including former House Speaker Jase Bolger, the leading legislator behind the enactment of Right to Work in 2012. Click on the January 2017 Karoub Report for more information on these and other legislative topics.

MAP union members and their families are invited to apply for The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund. Applicants must submit their fully completed, signed application by March 1, 2017.

To qualify, candidates must be permanent residents of the State of Michigan and be a member of MAP or immediate relation to a member of MAP. Candidates must have completed a high school education or its equivalent, on or prior to June 30, 2017.

The mission of The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund is to assist members and their families who are motivated to improve society by enhancing their future careers through a college education. Carl Parsell Scholarships are awarded to deserving college bound students who desire assistance with their college tuition.

Carl Parsell Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2017-2018 school year. Scholars may use the award to attend any United States accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two or four year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license. Funds derived from The Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing determine the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. The maximum award available per student is $2,500.

Click on the Scholarship tab on the MAP website to apply and for more information. For questions, contact Julie Palmquist at the MAP office at (248) 509-7158 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.