PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise

May 2013


This is our monthly email providing important information for Detroit Public School students, parents, teachers and staff, and others interested in preparing Detroit students for college. This month we have combined our general and student newsletters. Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.     

Fifth Annual Scholars Reception
Last Chance to Register! 
 2012 Reception
The 2013 Scholars Reception is fast-approaching and we encourage all 2013 DCP Scholars to attend. It will be a special night to honor our scholars and hand out certificates and gift bags. There will be different speakers to listen to, refreshments, and a drawing. We will include photos from the event in our next newsletter. Please join us for a great evening!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. High School 


To be honored at the reception, paperwork must be turned in by June 4, 2013


We are pleased to announce the attendance of Detroit Pistons #10 Greg Monroe to our Scholars Reception. He will present a donation from the
Greg Monroe Foundation. All DCP scholars will be entered in a drawing to win a Pistons basketball signed by the team, a signed jersey and Piston tickets.

What Are The Next Steps For Seniors? 

Don't Miss This To claim a scholarship from The Detroit College Promise, registered students must complete our scholarship acceptance form (which includes full instructions) in addition to providing us with DPS transcripts through the first term of 12th grade, 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. **Please also include your T-shirt size on the scholarship acceptance form**. This whole process should only take 5-10 minutes.  These items must be mailed, faxed, emailed or dropped off to:

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

We also ask students to send an optional digital photo (a "head shot") to be posted on our site to 
Items must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 1, 2013 in order for students to receive their scholarships.

To be honored at the Scholars Reception, paperwork must be in by June 4, 2013.
Leaders Who Care: Photos From Event

On May 4, the Detroit College Promise put on the Leaders Who Care event in partnership with 

Cranbrook Horizons-Upward Bound. Many students had the opportunity to interact with leaders from the professions they wish to pursue. A number of people contributed to the event's success. 

Thank you to all who invested their time in leaders of the future.

A group shot of the leaders who shared words of wisdom with students.
A group photo of the leaders at the event.
A leader with a student.
Dr. Nat Pernick, DCP Executive Director, Dr. Darryl Taylor, Cranbrook Horizons-Upward Bound, 
Michael Hermanoff, Hermanoff Public Relations, and Sandy Hermanoff, DCP Board Member.


Detroit Public Schools Foundation
Dr. Nat Pernick is featured in a guest blog titled:  
'The Public's Important Role in Detroit's Public Education'.  
To read the blog, click here
Detroit College Promise On The Air


On May 25, 2013, Dr. Pernick was a guest speaker 

on Reverend Horace Sheffield's Radio Show, 
"On The Line" (WCHB AM 1200, 99.9 FM), 
to give an update on our activities.  
Scholarship & Award Opportunities
  • Metro Bureau Annual Scholarship Award
    • Scholarships typically range from $500 - $1000.
    • Recipients will be notified in the fall of 2013 and invited to a luncheon where they will be awarded a check.
    • To be eligible, students must: 
      • Be attending a Metro Bureau member school district, such as Detroit Public Schools.
      • Have a professional objective of entering a human services profession (e.g. teaching, medicine, social work, nursing, psychology, or child-oriented profession).
      • Intend to enroll at one of the following Metro Bureau Member Colleges/Universities and provide proof of enrollment: Mott Community College, Oakland County Community College, Wayne County Community College, or Wayne State University.
    • Scholarship application due Friday, June 14, 2013.
    • Visit for complete instructions.
    • A hard copy of the application can be found here and sent by:
      • Fax: (313) 577-8278
      • Email:
      • Mail: Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, Inc., 391 College of Education, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202
  • Metroplotan Detroit Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Scholarship
    • Scholarships are typically $1,000 grants for one year based upon academic achievement, community service activities and financial need. 
    • Eligible applicants must enroll full-time in a 2 or 4 year degree program at an accredited college or university for the fall 2013 term.
    • Application and all requested documentation (items 1-6) must be completed, postmarked and received no later than Friday, June 14, 2013.
    • Application can be found here.     
  • Motor City Pride Scholarship
    • Eligible institutions include:  Wayne State University, the University of Detroit Mercy, and the College for Creative Studies.
    • MCPS will cover the cost of books for the first semester.
    • Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.25.
    • Applicants who do not have a 3.25 GPA should still apply because other factors (community service and volunteerism) are considered.  
    • Deadline for applying is June 28, 2013. 
    • Application can be found here
  • The 2013 Dean Michele R. Miller Memorial Scholarship
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a Detroit Public High School or other Detroit-based high school.
    • Applicant expects to graduate in the Spring or Summer of 2013. 
    • Applicant must provide a current high school transcript or report card. 
    • Applicant should have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better (4.0 scale). Consideration will be given to students with lower grade point averages who demonstrate evident potential to succeed and determination to achieve.
    • Applicant must complete the information form and essay question section. Each essay question should be no more than one page in length, double-spaced. Essays should be typed or written on a separate piece of paper and attached to the application.   
    • Applicants must plan to attend at least one of the following*: 
      • an accredited four-year college or university;
      • a community college or two-year college;
      • a vocational or trade school.
    • Deadline to apply Friday, June 28, 2013 
    • Access the application here
  • Student Resource Guides  
    • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard offers an annual guide to students that lists resources that may help pay for college. Deadlines for scholarships, internships, fellowships, and so forth are varied. To access the document, click here.
    • has assembled a list of scholarships offered by the State of Michigan as well as by various universities and private institutions.     


Reggie McKenzie Foundation

2013 Summer Activities 
  • 40th annual Football Clinic: Tuesday - Thursday, June 18-20, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Reggie McKenzie Field, Pitkin and Hamilton
  • Track & Field Clinic: Tuesday - Thursday, June 25-27 4 - 6 p.m., Highland Park High School, 15900 Woodward (track field in the rear)
  • Boys' Basketball Clinic: Monday - Friday, July 8-12, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., HPCHS, Highland Park, 30 for lunch
  • Girls' Basketball Clinic: Monday - Friday, July 15-19, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., HPCHS, Highland Park, $30 for lunch
  • Summer Enrichment Program: Monday - Thursday, Ernest T. Ford Field House, H.P. Rec Center, 10 Pitkin; STEM activities, recreation and field trips
For more information, please contact: 
Kyle McKenzie - (313) 713-4511
Eleanor Blackwell - (313) 869-8081 / (313) 702-5994

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The Detroit College Promise

30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408

Bingham Farms, MI 48025



Telephone: (248) 646-3269

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