(1) Thanks to Gregg Orley, our newest "Believer", for his generous contribution to support scholarships for students at Cass Tech, his alma mater.
(2) Thanks to Quicken Loans
for their new donation, which puts them in the "Advocates" category.
(3) Thank you to the Detroit Tigers for providing our staff and volunteers with tickets to a baseball game through the Commissioner's Community Initiative Program.
(4) We have updated the Scholarship Acceptance
form, in the section on Extent of Benefits
by adding this paragraph:
Note: the award is based on the funds that The Detroit College Promise has raised, and the number of graduates from any year who claim a scholarship for the new college academic year. Although students have 10 years to use their award, if funds are limited, students who graduated from a prior year may get less than the amounts given to others in their graduation year.
This section was added to notify students that they are not guaranteed to get the same award as others previously received for their graduating year if we don't have the money available at the time. This has never happened, and we hope it never will, but our financial advisors wanted us to avoid the possibility of financial problems if a large number of graduates from prior years claimed their scholarship at the same time.