This is our monthly general email
about The Detroit College Promise. For the class of 2011, we have 159 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 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 www.DetroitCollegePromise.org, then click on Student Login, then
New Student signup.
Congratulations To The 2011-12
Click here for a list of the 159 DCP Scholars
for the 2011-2012-college year.
Detroit College Promise Testimonials!
"I am new to the Detroit College Promise program but am
very excited about the opportunities they present for my children ages 10
and 16. Through email contact I am aware of local community
activities such as the Border Patrol Summer Program that was
offered. I felt this program was a great way to spark a child's
interest in law enforcement and at the same time open up the opportunity
to get off the streets. I feel that an idle mind can become a
mischievous mind, but with something positive to do that is new and
exciting, might settle a child's feelings of boredom.
I am thankful that i heard about the DCP program that day on
MIx 92.3 here in Detroit because it lifted the burden off of my shoulder,
I was searching for a line, a connection, a resource for my son to help
him along the way. I have found that in the Detroit College
Promise."- Shagaria Stewart
We have updated our FAQ (frequently asked questions) page, click here.
Do You Know Any K-9 Students?
Help DPS students take the first steps to college, by helping those in
grades K-9 to sign up today, by visiting www.DetroitCollegePromise.org, then
click on Student Login, then New Student signup.
Thank You To The Following For Their Generous Contributions!
Thanks to OpTech
for their generous contribution.
Thanks to Regina Brodersen of the Robert & Bess Cook Foundation for
their very generous contribution that will fund scholarships for Cass
Tech graduates attending Michigan State University and the University of
Thanks to Peter and
Martha Blom, two of our "Believers", for their generous
College Participation On The Rise
An article in the October 2010 issue
of Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY discusses some good news in
Michigan for low income families:
Between FY 1999 and FY 2009 the
college participation rate increased by 11.4 percentage points, from 28.1
to 39.5 percent. The current rate is the highest on record for Michigan.
The surge has been especially pronounced since FY 2001 when it was just
22.7 percent. Over the last decade the number students in fourth to ninth
grades has increased by 12.6 percent, the number of these who were from
lower income families has increased by 34.3 percent, and the number
enrolling in college with Pell Grants has increased by 88.8 percent.
Ron Wilson of Eduguide for sending us the article. Visit www.Eduguide.org for helpful
information in preparing for college.
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.
Out And About
We appeared on Reverend Horace Sheffield's radio show on WGPR.
Commonsense Media For Your Kids
Looking for a way to know which books
will be interesting to your kids, but worried about whether the content
is suitable? Commonsense Media, a non-profit, free website, features
reviews of the latest books coming out, along with a rating of what age
level the book will work for.
The site includes ratings for movies
and other media, too. Check it out at this
The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Telephone: (248) 646-3269
Fax: (248) 646-3119