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September 2011


This is our monthly general email about The Detroit College Promise. For the class of 2011, we have 160 graduates who "claimed" their scholarship.  Our maximum award is $500 for 1 year, to be used at any Michigan public college or university.  We plan to increase the award to $500 for 2 years for the class of 2012.  We also help students obtain other grants - these 160 graduates will receive $1.4 million in grants from all sources for their first year of college.


Help DPS students take the first steps to college, by helping those in grades K-9 to sign up today, by visiting, then click on Student Login, then New Student signup.   



aking a differenceSee How Detroit College Promise Is Making A Difference!

August 2, 2011- "On behalf of my daughter (who is working at Cedar Point) I would like to thank you for the monies awarded to her.  Due to our financial situation we have been struggling to ensure that her education is paid for and this award will definitely help. Again, thank you & God Bless you!"




choolSeeking School Representatives

We are looking for volunteers (students, parents, teachers, other staff, community members) to spend 30-60 minutes every 1-2 weeks at a DPS K-12 school. We would like someone familiar with the school to collect and pass out applications, answer questions and act as our school representative. Call us at 248/646-3269 or email if interested. 


Do You Shop At Meijer?

Your shopping trips to Meijer will help the Detroit College Promise raise funds for scholarships!
Simply sign up online by filling out the short enrollment form on the links below. Meijer will send you a M-1 Rewards Card. You can use this card when you check out, and Meijer will designate a portion to us!  

Our organization code is #132628. This is important because you will need it when signing up for your rewards card.  Click here to sign up today! Click here for any questions you have about the program.  Note: this program only works with a Meijer credit card, cash or a debit card.  



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Win a $25 gift card! Refer friends & family to our Facebook Fan page (  Once we hit 500 fans, we will randomly pick 2 names to receive these gifts!! 


onateOur Annual Fund Is Around The Corner!  


We are gearing up for our Annual Fund Drive next month. Next year we anticipate even more students will receive our scholarship, and for two years, not just one, for a maximum of $1000.  To donate online, click here. Individuals who want to pay by check should click here and print out the form. Businesses or organizations should click here and print out the form. To designate your contribution for a particular high school or university, just tell us by email.  Remember, 100% of your donation goes towards scholarships, paid directly to Michigan public colleges and universities.


Why Do You Support the Detroit College Promise?


Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh talks about why he supports The Detroit College Promise.

We'd like to hear from you too! If you have a statement about how Detroit College Promise is making a difference, email us at



harles Pugh talks about the Detroit College Promise

Charles Pugh talks about the Detroit College Promise



Your Grocery Dollars At Work


We received our 1st quarter check from the Kroger Community Rewards program - thanks to all of those who have signed up. If you aren't signed up yet it's easy! Just click here.  We truly appreciate the time you take to do this, as it is helping us pay for more scholarships!  





pproveThank You!

Thanks to Pastor Brian Relford, Lomax Temple, Detroit, for endorsing our program! Working together we can make a difference! 




In The News


The Detroit News published an article about our program, click here.

Michigan Radio ran a story about us. Click here for the story.



We Are Still Looking For Volunteers For An Upcoming Event! 


U.N.I.T.Y (Uniting Neighborhoods and Inspiring Today's Youth) is an organization designed to develop neighborhoods, with the goal of implementing cohesion into the community. U.N.I.T.Y will play an instrumental part in assisting today's youth with fulfilling their dreams and recognizing their talents.  We will have a booth at their 2nd Annual Resource Fair and are seeking volunteers who want to help pass out literature and sign up students. Below are the details about the event:


What: U.N.I.T.Y 2nd Annual Resource Fair

"Resources at Your Fingertips"

When: Saturday, October 8, 2011

Where: Highland Park Boys & Girls Club

Address: 24 Ferris Highland Park, MI 48203

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


If you'd like to volunteer, please email  




etter detroit youth movement 

3rd Annual Scholarship Fair for Detroit Students at Cobo Conference Center


The Better Detroit Youth Movement and The Infinite Scholars Program are hosting The Third Detroit Scholarship Fair at Cobo Hall on September 20. This event has awarded more than $40 million to Detroit area high school juniors and seniors. Several participating colleges will be awarding scholarships at the event. Students need to bring multiple copies of their transcript with ACT/SAT scores, two letters of recommendation, a resume, and an essay on "Why I want to go to college." Students who register for this event online at will have their information sent to dozens of colleges linked to the website.


This free event will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Cobo Hall (Ambassador Room) in Downtown Detroit. To learn more about The Third Annual Detroit Scholarship Fair, call Rae Glover at 248-760-4814.



ew beginningsNew Beginnings


On September 25, 2011, at 1pm the Detroit Interfaith Outreach Network will host their next interfaith service to lift up Detroit in prayer. The theme is New Beginnings - Let's Work Together - as they draw from different faiths to reflect what brings us together to repair our world. The host site is Fort Street Presbyterian Church, across from the Detroit Free Press building. If you'd like to participate, contact Rabbi Dorit Edut.



Contact Us:
The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Telephone: (248) 646-3269
Fax: (248) 646-3119