PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise

July 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. We have combined our general and student newsletters into one monthly newsletter. Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.      



2013 Detroit College Promise Scholarship 


The amount of the 2013 award has been calculated! The maximum award is $600 and the minimum award is $150. 

To find out who gets the maximum or minimum award, 

we use the following calculation:  


Tuition - Financial Aid Related Grants =   x  


If x = 0 (in other words, if a student's full tuition is already covered by financial aid related grants), then the student still gets the minimum award of $150. 


If x > 0 (or if a student's full tuition is not covered by financial aid related grants), then that student gets the difference up to the maximum award of $600.


We will contact all scholarship recipients by email with further details regarding the amount they received. 




Congratulations to all of the students who received the 2013 Detroit College Promise Scholarship. Thank you for making your education a priority! To view the full list of 2013 scholarship recipients, click here. To view a summary of the awards given, click here. Don't forget, students have up to 10 years to claim their scholarship.

In total, this year we are giving out $33,380 in scholarships to 77 students who have received $893,193 in total grants. All of these students will be attending a Michigan public college or university and graduated from Detroit Public Schools. 
The top 3 universities students will attend are: Michigan State University (17 students), University of Michigan Ann Arbor (16 students), and Wayne State University (12 students). 
The top 3 DPS high schools students attended are: Cass Technical High School (36 students), Renaissance High School (21 students), and Communication and Media Arts High School (5 students). 




Detroit City Council Honors DCP Scholars with Spirit of Detroit Award


Detroit City Council President Saunteel Jenkins and the Detroit City Council honored several Detroit College Promise Scholars with Spirit of Detroit awards at the City Council Meeting on July 9, 2013.  These students were among those who received scholarships from the Detroit College Promise for the 2013-14 college year.  Click here to read the full press release and here to see the award.




Students honored:

  • Terrell Harris (Renaissance High School), attending University of Michigan-Flint
  • Ah-Janai Hudson (Cass Tech High School), attending Michigan State University
  • Danielle Jackson-Johnson (Communication & Media Arts High School), attending Michigan State University
  • Tochukwu Ndukwe (Renaissance High School), attending University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Dawnantoni Riley (Cass Tech High School), attending Western Michigan University
  • Jalia Stevenson (Renaissance High School), attending Oakland University
  • Andrew Stinson (Cass Tech High School), attending Ferris State University
  • Lorin Wilkins (Renaissance High School), attending Schoolcraft College
  • Kayla Young (Cass Tech High School), attending University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 


8 Detroit Public Schools Honored Among Best in the State


Congratulations to the following Detroit Public Schools for their pedagogical excellence. These schools are among the best elementary-middle schools in the state of Michigan and were honored on July 9, 2013 at Thirkell Elementary School, the state's highest rated school. Click here to read more.
Thirkell Elementary School

In the top eight:

In the top 100:
-Ronald Brown
-Burton International

Thank you!  

We would like to thank the following Donors and Sponsors for their generous contributions to the Detroit College Promise. We wouldn't be able to impact DPS students without the great support we receive!

General Donation:

This generous contribution provided scholarships for Cass Technical High School graduates.

Robert & Bess Cook Foundation - Supporter (cumulative contribution of $5,000 or more)


Leaders Who Care Event: 

These contributions helped make the event a huge success. We are already planning the next one for 2014!
DTE Energy Foundation - Believer (cumulative contribution of $500 or more)
Kenwal SteelSupporter (cumulative contribution of $5,000 or more)

Annual Reception:
We would like to extend a special thanks to the following contributors to our Annual Reception.

Coventry Cares of Michigan - sponsored DCP T-shirts

Pistons-Palace Foundation  - autographed team ball, signed jersey, tickets

Detroit Public Schools - hosted the event

Toyota Financial Services - supported 'Sponsor a Scholar' program to provide scholarships





Support DPS Bands and Orchestras


Help support the bands and orchestras of DPS by donating used instruments.  They can be dropped off at the DPS Office of Fine Arts, Fisher Building, 9th floor.  Please use the elevators on the West Grand Blvd. side of the Fisher Building.  Contact Willie J. McAllister, Jr. at 313/421-8261 with any questions.


2013 Scholars Reception
Special Thanks to Our MC and Violinist

There are two special contributors to our reception that we would like to thank: 
the MC, Lisa Wilmore, and the violinist, Hadiya Knight. 
Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

Hadiya Knight
Hadiya Knight  performing a Mozart Violin Concerto

College Scholarships for Michigan Students

 Apply now for the Rainbow PUSH General Motors Foundation 2013 Scholarship. 
Click here for an application or visit the website for more information. 
You're Invited to Peace Camp
 Fort Street Presbyterian Church is putting on Peace Camp from July 22-26 for children/youth from 1st to 8th grade. It will be an opportunity to take part in peace education, arts, ecology, and community activism, including field trips. Click here for more information. 

NAACP Scholarships Available

Students must meet the following qualifications:

          • Applicant must be a member of NAACP
          • Must be enrolled or accepted to an accredited U.S. college or university
          • Must demonstrate financial need
          • Incoming freshmen, continuing students, and graduate students are all eligible
          • Deadline: July 31, 2013 
          • Click here for more information





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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





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