GLP Foundation


GLP Financial Group and its foundation have had the pleasure of providing grants and gifts for many deserving educators and students across the United States for over 50 years.

Their efforts inspire us to continue funding their passions.

We do this in various ways, including providing scholarships, volunteer work, sponsoring events, and donations of school supplies to those in need. Our goal is to assist deserving education-based programs throughout the communities in which we serve.

GLP 50th Year Scholarship for Schools and Organizations


We gave away $50,000 to top academic achievers and to nonprofits with causes close to our hearts.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of GLP, we asked educators across Michigan and Texas to nominate the most deserving students for $1,000 scholarships to be used toward their college education.

See what teachers had to say about these 12 very special students.


Dakota Passage

International Technology Academy – Pontiac, MI
  • Entered Harvard University, Fall of 2019.
  • Valedictorian of his graduating class.
  • Flawless GPA, National Honors Society member, and part-time General Motors Intern.
  • Active member and leader of ITA’s FIRST Robotics since freshman year.

Jessica Vandermaas

Lakeview High School – St. Clair Shores, MI
  • Excelled academically despite a hearing impairment and was one of her school’s most gifted writers.
  • Featured multiple times in the local city newspaper. She annually has a story published in our local paper: The Macomb Daily.
  • Editor-in-chief of high school newspaper.
  • Entered Michigan State University, Fall of 2019.

Hannah Stiffler

Williamston High School – Williamston, MI
  • Lost her mom unexpectedly to a heart problem her freshman year.
  • Maintained a 3.8 GPA, member of the Nation Honor Society, earned 12 college credits her senior year.
  • Maintained a job in high school and has been an outstanding role model to her younger sister.
  • Entered Alma College, Fall of 2019.

LaJoya Brown

Carver STEM Academy – Detroit, MI
  • The youngest recipient of our scholarship
  • Graduated at the top of her middle school class.
  • Volunteers to help students with lower grades improve their scores.
  • Wants to become a personal assistant.

Thomas Strunk

Yale High School – Yale, MI
  • Participates in numerous extra-curricular programs and earned four Varsity letters.
  • Mentor in the PASS program, which allows him to act as a mentor to freshmen transitioning to high school.
  • Member of the National Honor Society, Volunteers through a number of community service opportunities in the area, as well as through multiple mission trips with his church.
  • Entered St. Claire Community College, Fall of 2019

Jade Bourne

Keller High School – Keller, TX
  • Nationally-ranked debate team member with several local wins.
  • Recognized by the National Speech and Debate Association as an All American.
  • Received a prestigious award in Keller School district for social awareness
  • Entered Howard University, Fall 2019

Jonathan Ortega

Thurgood Marshall High School – Fort Bend, TX
  • Distinguished, reverential, honor-roll student.
  • His teachers say he’s “the first person to raise his hand to volunteer.”
  • Helped to support his family financially throughout high school. Worked with his father doing various skilled construction, plumbing, and electric jobs.
  • Member of the Thurgood Marshall High School Band

Hazel Gerry

Evan E. Worthing High School – Houston, TX
  • Growing up with limited stability, support and finances, Hazel pushes pass challenging obstacles.
  • In absence of transportation, she walked more than 3 miles to take her SAT Test.
  • Has taken on a parental role for her younger siblings insuring they don’t fall victim to the drug invested and gang populated neighborhood in which they reside.
  • Distinguished scholar and a leader among her peers.

Dashawnna Daniels

Western International High School – Detroit, MI
  • The first in her family to attend college.
  • Entered Western Michigan University, Fall of 2019.
  • Worked outside school to save for her college education.
  • Completed an internship program at Quicken Loans. Aims to graduate with a major in business.

Nyah Phillips

John Glenn High School – Westland, MI
  • Founder of the Annual Hygiene Drive and social movement at John Glenn High School.
  • Alumni of the Distinguished Young Women program where she earned awards in fitness, interviews, and performance.
  • Member of the STEP/dance team, Track & Field team, Female African American Scholars, Champions Program, and Girlz in Tune.
  • Entered Michigan State University, Fall of 2019.

A Christmas Wish With Motor City Movement

In 2018, GLP & Associates teamed up with Motor City Movement, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing support to Detroit’s youth, to make a family’s Christmas Wishes come true. Watch the videos below to see how we were able to support Motor City Movement in its mission to encourage hope, happiness, and love in the Detroit community.

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