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March 2012 


This is our monthly general email about The Detroit College Promise. For the class of 2011, we have 170 graduates who "claimed" their scholarship. We are awarding them $47,000 in scholarships, and we helped them obtain $1.5 million in total grants for this college year from all sources.


We are encouraging all students in grades K-8 to sign up today by visiting, then click on Student Login, then New Student sign-up.   



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AHEC (Michigan Area Health Education Center), in partnership with The Detroit College Promise and Wayne County Community College District, will host its first annual College and Health Careers Expo on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at Wayne County Community College District's Northwest Campus, which is located at 8200 West Outer Drive (at Southfield Road) in Detroit.


The College and Health Careers Expo is open to students in grades 9 through 12 and their parents. Participants will obtain information about a variety of careers in the growing health care industry. Recruiters and representatives from several Michigan colleges and universities will be present to provide tips, tools, and resources related to college admissions as well as scholarships and financial aid.


The event is free. Lunch will be served. Free raffle drawings will be held to win a Kindle and Pistons basketball tickets - Must be present to win! For more information, contact Mia Puryear at (313) 871-3751 or To register click here. For more information on the event click here (PDF).




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Turn Your Trash Into Cash For Scholarships!

The Detroit College Promise is now registered with, a 100% free fundraising-thru-recycling program. To register your business or if you are an individual that would like to recycle your ink cartridges and electronics, visit, click on "Register", then "I Am A For Profit Business." Enter our non-profit ID # 310997. Once you are registered, you can request FREE pre-paid shipping labels and shipping boxes to send in your recyclables.  To see a list of eligible items click here.


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Detroit College Promise Is Administering Another Scholarship Program!


The Detroit College Promise is pleased to be administering a new scholarship for the Detroit Housing Commission and the Detroit "I'm a Believer" Campaign. To be eligible, students must (1) apply by April 15, 2012 (click here (PDF) for the application), (2) be a Detroit Housing Commission resident, (3) be a senior in a Detroit Public School, graduating in 2012, (4) attend a Michigan public college or university full time (12 credits or more) during the 2012-2013 college year and (5) submit final documents by July 1, 2012 (click here (PDF) for the scholarship acceptance form). The amount of the scholarship will be announced in July 2012. Students can get both the Detroit College Promise and the Detroit Housing Commission scholarships, if eligible, but they must register separately and complete paperwork for each scholarship.



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Interfaith Service

An interfaith service and get-together to Lift Up Detroit In Prayer and Song will be held Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 2pm. Worship service will begin at 3 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom 14601 W. Lincoln, Oak Park, MI 48237.


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Contact Us:

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

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