XPKC Scholarship

Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic Scholarship

Xenith and the Detroit Sports Commission are proud to announce the inaugural Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic Scholarship. 

The $1,000 scholarship is an action resulting from the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic Community Summit: Racial Inequality & Sport, which was held on Sept. 30, 2020.  This event featured local community leaders and football coaches speaking on the critical need for courageous conversations on racial injustice and tangible change in Detroit-area communities.

Applications for the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic Scholarship are now closed.  All applicants will be notified of their status in April.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Current High School Seniors (Class of 2021); who reside in the state of Michigan; and identify as Black or African American.


Record a 3:00 – 5:00 minute video essay responding to the following question prompts:

- How has sport helped you to overcome and/or address barriers related to race?

- How can sport be used to address issues of racial inequality in our community?

These questions were inspired by the conversations at the 2020 Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic Community Summit.  We encourage you to watch the recordings from this event before formalizing your response.

Community Leaders Panel

Coaches Panel 

While not required, you may use visual aids, graphic design, or video effects in your submission. Once you have finalized your video response, complete the application fields below and upload your video on page 2 of the form. 

A Xenith representative will contact you within 48 business hours of your submission to confirm receipt of your application materials.

Before beginning your application, please read the Official Rules.

Application Opens: January 14, 2021 – 12:01 AM ET
Application Closes: March 15, 2021 – 11:59 PM ET
Winner Notified and Announced: April 15, 2021
Questions or issues with your application?
Contact Abby Jacobs, Xenith Retail & Partnership Manager, ajacobs@xenith.com