PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise

20 May 2010

This is our monthly email about The Detroit College Promise. This fall, we will offer scholarships to all Detroit Public School graduates to attend Michigan public colleges and universities, if they live in Detroit and register by December 1, 2010.


Whats New

What's New

Thanks to Alberto Retana, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, for writing a Letter of Encouragement to our students (click here for the letter). We encourage you to write your own letter of encouragement to our students.  For details, click here.

Thanks to Charles Pugh, City of Detroit Council President, and Alma Wheeler Smith, State Representative, for writing Letters of Encouragement for our 9th grade students.

We were endorsed by Gail Perry Mason, best selling author of  Girl, Make Your Money Grow!: A Sister's Guide to Protecting Your Future and Enriching Your Life.


Our scholarship application is now available in Spanish, both here and on our links page.  Our flyer, Enroll in DPS - Get a Scholarship, is also available in Spanish, both here and on our links page.



Support the Detroit College Promise While You Shop at Kroger!

Kroger's Community Rewards Program will make fundraising for the Detroit College Promise (DCP) automatic every time you use your Kroger Plus Card.  Every time a member shops for groceries and swipes their card, DCP automatically starts earning a rebate.

In order to do this, CLICK HERE to enroll on line. If you already have a sign-in, enter your login info; if you don't have a username and password, just set up a new account. Note you will need a Kroger Plus card to do this.  You can get one from Customer Service at any Kroger store.
Once you get to "My Kroger" page, scroll down to the "Community Rewards Information" and click the Edit link. You'll need to enter our program number: 83116 to search for and approve the Detroit College Promise.

Kroger will pay up to $1.25 million on a quarterly basis to participating organizations based on their percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.  Kroger limits their quarterly contributions to a maximum contribution of $1.25 million to be distributed among all participating eligible organizations.

To enroll online, have your Kroger Plus card handy then follow the simple directions below:

Step 1: Type into  browser
Step 2: Select your state
Step 3: Scroll down and Click on "Enroll"
Step 4: Click on "Sign up Today!" under New Customer section on right
Step 5: Enter in your zip code and then click "Find"
Step 6: Select your store
Step 7: Enter in your email & password
Step 8: Click on "Confirm"
Step 9: Check box for agreement and Click on "Confirm"
Step 10: Go to email
Step 11: Click link in email
Step 12: Sign in: click on Blue "Click here" button and then type in your email and password
Step 13: Under Kroger Community Rewards Section at right; Click "Edit Kroger Community Rewards Information"
Step 14: Put in Kroger Plus Card Number
Step 15: Click on "Save Changes"
Step 16: Input address information and click "Save Changes"
Step 17: Find your organization; Type in "The Detroit College Promise"
Step 18: Click on organization name that you want.
Step 19: Click on "Save Changes"
Step 20: You are now registered!!!!

Within 7-10 business days of successfully registering your Kroger Plus Card, you will see at the bottom of your Kroger receipt "At your request, Kroger is donating to the Detroit College Promise." Participants will need to re-enroll on an annual basis. Your participation in the Kroger Community Rewards program will not affect your Kroger Fuel Plus Program or Kroger Plus Savings. Please feel free to share this email with your family, friends & colleagues!

Events We Are Attending/Attended
We will be attending the PromiseNet conference in Kalamazoo next month (click here). This conference provides information to "placed-based" scholarships such as The Detroit College Promise, and helps us share ideas. 

 15 May 2010: Joy-Southfield Community Resource and Volunteer Fair

  2 May 2010: Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation Open House

  1 May 2010: Don Bosco Year #1 Anniversary


  1 May 2010: National Congress of Black Women of Greater Detroit 2010 Education Summit

Other News

We now have over 2,000 Detroit Public School students registered for The Detroit College Promise.
Thanks to the Detroit Kiwanis Club #1 for donating 500 books to be given to 9th grade DPS students who register for our scholarship.




Last Minute Reminder!

For the class of 2010, our scholarship is available only at Cass Tech, Central, Cody, Douglass, Pershing or Trombly High Schools.  You must complete the paperwork below and get it to us by June 1, 2010:


Complete the scholarship acceptance form, available on our website on the Links or Procedure pages or by clicking here.


Fill out the FAFSA form.


When you are accepted to a college or university and have completed the FAFSA, they will send you a Financial Aid letter.  Please mail, email or fax us the scholarship acceptance form and the Financial Aid letter to us by June 1, 2010.  If there is a delay, we can give you an extension, but you must contact us by June 1, 2010


Our address is:

Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025.

Our fax number is 248-646-3119.  Our email is

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