PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise

March 2015 


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.  Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.      



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Detroit Public School Seniors
We are now accepting scholarship acceptance forms! This is your time 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, 2015 at 5pm. We will not be able to accept any scholarship forms after July 1st.  

DCP News

(1) We've created a Facebook group for seniors who are eligible for the DCP scholarship and who are graduating in 2015. Seniors can ask questions, receive help with accepting their scholarship, and reminders about the deadline! If you would like to join the group, email Cara at

(2) We welcome Ray E. Metz, Interim Vice Chancellor at U of M Dearborn, to our Advisory Board. His predecessor, Dr. Stanley Henderson, was very helpful in providing information about scholarships to set up the structure of The Detroit College Promise, and we wish him well in his retirement.

(3) We are planning our 2015 Scholar's reception for July and would like to give our scholars some great gifts and raffle prizes!  Do you or your company have anything to donate for approximately 50 students or something that we can raffle off as a prize?  Please contact Erin Thomas at or 248-646-3269 for more information.  You will be recognized in our Reception Program as well as in a slide show and on our website and email newsletter.

(4) Dr. Pernick recently appeared on a local TV show called The Community Shall be Restored. This show is giving a voice to the community to promote the positivity happening in Detroit and providing exposure to resources for individuals and neighborhoods.

Please watch his interview that begins at the 34 minute mark: Click Here to watch.

Dr. Pernick and Prophet Cedric Banks (host of The Community Shall be Restored)

Urban Solutions, Inc Scholarship deadline May 1st

Scholarships of $1000.00 and book awards of $500.00 will be given to graduating high school seniors, living in the City of Detroit, with demonstrated academic ability and community service. There are several scholarships available. Funds are distributed directly to the students who are selected to receive the scholarships. Scholarships will be granted based on the criteria listed here. Only one application is required for consideration of all applicable scholarships.


Mail or hand deliver material to Urban Solutions, Inc.,

269 Walker St. #124, Detroit, MI 48207 by May 1st. Please type or computer generate all information. Applications are available on their website at


FAFSA Workshops in the area 
Edison Branch Library will be offering help in filling out FAFSA on the third Wednesday of each month (through April) at 6:00 and the last Saturday of each month at 2:00.  For more information call (313) 481-1722.

If you have been using your Kroger Rewards Card to support the Detroit College Promise you must re-enroll each 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!  

Adopt-a-Park program in Detroit
Huffington Post recently posted an article about Detroit Parks and how many have been reopened within the city. A great read on how Detroit is growing. Read the full article here.


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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