PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise

April 2014


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.      



DCP News

 (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.

*New Feature*

DCP Board Member Bio 
Lora Weingarden
Assistant Prosecutor, Wayne County (child abuse section)

Lora graduated from West Bloomfield High School, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University Law School.  She is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Wayne County and is the Lead Attorney in charge of the Child Abuse Unit.  She tries cases involving child homicides, sexual and physical assaults against children. She supervises eight attorneys and four child/victim advocates. 
Lora has two college age sons who go to Michigan State University.  Lora believes that people can do almost anything they set their  mind to do, as long as the person has the right attitude and work ethic and as long as they're not afraid to ask for help if they need it.

Detroit Public School SENIORS!

We have received a handful of Scholarship Acceptance forms! This is the time for seniors to review the documents needed to claim The Detroit College Promise Scholarship.  Please visit our website and follow the Procedures listed:
Don't forget to get a copy of your DPS transcript!

You can mail, email, fax or drop off all documents needed until July 1st, 2014 at 5pm. We will not be able to accept any scholarship forms after July 1st. 



Important! If you have been using your Kroger Rewards Card to support the Detroit College Promise you must re-enroll in April, even if you just signed up in February or March. It's easy to re-enroll, just click here. Once you have logged in, simply click on the "Community Rewards" tab and click "edit".  Type in "Detroit College Promise,"  it will then allow you to select our organization.  If you have never registered your Kroger Card, click here for directions on how to make your shopping dollars work for a good cause! 


2014/2015 FAFSA is Available  
The FAFSA is free and only takes an average of only 23 minutes to complete.  Get started at Completing FAFSA is the first step in receiving financial aid for college. Many schools require you to submit FASFA in order to receive any financial aid. It is also one step in receiving a Detroit College Promise Scholarship.  By filling out these forms, you have access to other grants and loans to use towards your education!



Also a helpful link on what NOT to do when filling out FAFSA:  


FAFSA-What not to do  



Scholarship Essay Contest by PeopleSmart

PeopleSmart is running an essay contest which will award the winner $2,500 to use towards college. The subject of the essay is privacy in the 21st century and what it means to the current generation of high school seniors. See link below for more information!



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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