PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise


26 July 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.


Latest News for July


 Advisory Board updates:

Thanks to the following for agreeing to serve on our Advisory Board:

- Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, Education Chair, National Congress of Black Women, Greater Detroit Chapter

- Alvina M. Gipson, Assistant Director of Admissions, Western Michigan University

- Austerine Hambrick, former Director, Office of Guidance & Counseling, Detroit Public Schools

Letters of Encouragement:

Thanks to the following for writing Letters of Encouragement for our 9th grade students:

- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm (click

- Eli Broad, Founder of KB Home, SunAmerica and the Broad Foundations (click here).

Click here for information on writing your own letter, and here to view other letters.

Thanks for supporting our students!

Thanks to PWG Charitable Foundation (Park West Foundation), for its generous donation as part of the Claire Cook Excellence in Leadership Award.  This contribution enabled us to expand our scholarships at Central High School for the Class of 2010.  We currently have over 4,000 DPS students who have applied for our scholarship, so all contributions are important.  If you want to make a contribution of any size, by check or online, visit our Contribution page by clicking here.

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Program Expanded!
We are pleased to be able to award scholarships to all eligible students in the class of 2010 from Cass Tech, Central, Pershing and Trombly High Schools (we previously had limited the awards to two students from each school).  We will also be awarding $50 book vouchers to class of 2010 students with FAFSA grants paying 100% of tuition (previously we did not award them any money).



Read the blog about our program from our staffer Liz Parker by clicking here.

Our Links page (click here), in the Media section, now lists all known blog articles about us.  Let us know of any we are missing.


Events we attended / will be attending
Please join us at the August 12 meeting of the Detroit Board of Education at 6:00 pm, New Center One Building (3031 West Grand Blvd, Detroit), 1st floor Welcome Center (map).  We will be making a presentation to the Board.  If you live in Detroit, this is your board - make sure that Board members know your concerns, since they work for you!

We will also be attending the Detroit Black Expo at University of Detroit Mercy on July 31.

New Video:

We have now posted a video from WZZM, Channel 13 (Grand Rapids , Michigan), click here, which features Dr. Nat Pernick at the PromiseNet 2010 conference (at 1:06).

We will soon be posting a video from the Awards Ceremony this spring at Osborn Preparatory Academy.

Tell The World!

Spread the word among your friends and colleagues about our program.  Click

here to get a summary of our program, and cut and paste it into emails, Facebook, Twitter or other social media.


Important Dates To Remember


We have established deadlines of September 15 for the Fall Term and January 15 for the Winter term for receipt of the scholarship acceptance form and the financial aid letter from college students receiving our scholarship.  We will be unable to make scholarship payments for these terms for students who don't get us the documents by these dates!