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March 2013  


This is our monthly general e-mail about The Detroit College Promise, the mission of which is to motivate Detroit students to make education a priority. We encourage all K-8 students in DPS to sign up today by visiting, then clicking on Student Login, then New Student sign-up. If you and your family are not a part of DPS, now may be the time to reconsider. 
A Historic Conversation: Photos from the Event

From left to right: Mr. Bankole Thompson (moderator), Rabbi Syme, Rev. Jackson 
In February, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. and Rabbi Daniel B. Syme participated in a dialogue titled "A Historic Conversation: Re-education of America in the Age of Obama." Proceeds from the event benefited both The Detroit College Promise and Rainbow Push-Citizen Education Fund. We will soon be posting a video of the discussion for those who were unable to attend, with a link forthcoming in a future e-mail newsletter.

From left to right: Dr. Nat Pernick (founder of The Detroit College Promise),
Lavonia Perryman (DCP), Mrs. Syme, Rabbi Syme 

Guests, donors, and staff meet and greet during the pre-dialogue reception.


Steps for Registered Seniors to Claim DCP Scholarships

For those of you who know a high school senior graduating from a Detroit Public School and already registered for The Detroit College Promise, we've outlined the next steps seniors must take to claim their scholarships below.

*Please note that our funds are limited, and restricted to students who meet the criteria for our own program. Unfortunately, we are unable to use these funds to sponsor other students, no matter how deserving they may be.

In orDon't Miss Thisder to claim a scholarship from The Detroit College Promise, registered students must complete our scholarship acceptance form (which offers full instructions on the process) in addition to providing us with DPS transcripts, a legible copy of a driver's license or state ID card, and a financial aid award letter from the college / university the student will be attending. These items must be mailed in one packet to:

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

We also ask for an optional digital photo from students to be sent
Items must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 1, 2013 in order for students to receive their

Those who complete their paperwork early will be invited to our annual reception on June 11, 2013 at King High School (more information on this below). 

Completed forms must be sent TOGETHER.  
Please note that late forms WILL NOT be accepted.
The Detroit College Promise: Upcoming Events

Annual DCP Scholarship Recipient Reception 

2011 Scholars Reception
Registered high school seniors who fill out the required forms to claim a scholarship from The Detroit College Promise no later than June 4, 2013 will be invited to our annual DCP Scholarship reception on June 11, 2013 at King High School. We encourage students to participate in this event, which honors their achievements.

Leaders Who Care: Save the Date

Save the date In partnership with Horizons-Upward Bound, The Detroit College Promise is offering an exciting opportunity for local youth to interact with leaders from the professions they wish to pursue. The event is free for students, and will take place at the Cranbrook Keppel Gymnasium on May 4, 2013 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. We hope to be able to provide buses for students from various locations in Detroit. Look for additional information in our future email newsletters!
Detroit Public Schools: Specialty Application Schools
Detroit Public Schools
Time is almost up to apply for one of DPS's twenty-one specialty schools! These schools provide programs as varied as the aviation and rigorous college preparatory program at Davis Aerospace Technical High School and the medical pathway programs at Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine.

Families of current DPS students, those who attend school elsewhere, and those newly enrolling are all eligible to apply. For more information on these schools and how to apply, read the DPS news release and visit the prospective students page.

Please note that the application deadline is Monday, March 18, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.
Scholarship Opportunities

ScholarshipFor those looking to help defray the cost of a student's education, The Detroit College Promise, in addition to awarding scholarships, keeps a regularly updated list of sites and sources that offer scholarships to Detroit students. You can view this page by visiting the "Detroit Scholarships" page at We have recently added a new site to our list,, which lists a number of scholarships from the State of Michigan, various Michigan colleges and universities, and private institutions.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF)

The CBCF provides a number of scholarship opportunities with various deadlines for underrepresented and minority youth. One upcoming deadline is for the  CBFC General Mills Health Scholarship, which aims to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, and other health-related career fields. Applications for this specific scholarship are due by March 29, 2013. View the CBFC website,, to read about all of the scholarships offered by the CBFC and to access applications. 
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The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

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