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.
Detroit Public School Seniors - Claim Your Scholarship!
Time is running out! Don't forget to claim your scholarship before the July 1, 2015
deadline by filling out your scholarship acceptance form
! Please visit our website and follow the short list of Procedures
We know that it can be difficult for seniors to obtain a final transcript or make a copy of their diploma once they graduate, so we will accept their transcript as long as it lists grades 9-11, plus the first term of their senior year. This means that seniors can get their transcript from their counselor NOW instead of waiting until after graduation!
You can mail, email, fax or drop off all documents needed (listed in the scholarship acceptance form) until July 1, 2015 at 5pm. We will not be able to accept any scholarship forms after July 1st.
Save the Date!
Detroit College Promise: 7th Annual Scholars Reception
Please join us to acknowledge your hard working students. Our reception is to honor the scholars of 2015 who will receive a scholarship from The Detroit College Promise Program.
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
(check-in begins at 1:30
Location: MSU Detroit Center (3408 Woodward Ave)
Light refreshments will be served.Registration
: Along with each of the scholarship recipients and their families, all DPS teachers and administrators are invited. A formal e-vite will be sent by early July, at which time you can RSVP. RSVP
by phone at (248) 646-3269
or email at DetroitCollegePromise@gmail.com
by Monday, July 13.
(1) Thank you to our "Supporter", Quicken Loans
for their generous grant to The Detroit College Promise. We appreciate their continued support of our organization.
(2) Thank you to the company 4imprint
for their generous donations toward our scholarship reception raffle.
(3) Thank you to the Detroit Zoo
for the Family 4 pack to be raffled off at our Scholar's Reception.
Community Scholarship Initiative Booklet Scholarship booklet is available!
The Detroit College Promise has partnered with other various committee organizations to present The Community Scholarship Initiative Booklet. It is a great scholarship resource guide high school seniors, college graduates and graduates, with over 70 pages of scholarships! Apply for a minimum of 10 scholarships!
Click here to see the booklet.
The Pasteur Elementary School Alumni Foundation
The Pasteur Elementary School Alumni Foundation is seeking applicants for its annual college scholarship. Scholarships range up to $1000. The requirements are past attendance at Pasteur Elementary School (DPS), and attending a Michigan public college or university in the fall of 2015 (other institutions may also be acceptable). If eligible, please contact Marcy Feldman at Feldman248@comcast.net for more information.
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!
MANA de Metro Detroit is providing $1,000 scholarships for educational expenses to students who meet the following criteria:
- Hispanic / Latina Women
- Detroit / Metro Detroit Resident
- Currently fulfilling high school graduation requirements or GED equivalent; or any student who has formally been admitted to, or is currently attending, a university, community college, vocational school or leadership development program
- Eligible applicants may also include MANA de Metro Detroit members, relative of members, and participants in the "Hermanitas" Program*
The scholarship application and other information can be found at http://manademetrodetroit.com/scholarships/.
Goodshop Marketing Materials
Be a part of shaping the future of Detroit students by making education a priority. When you use the Goodshop.com shopping portal to enter and purchase items at any of 5,000+ retail sites, Goodshop will donate to The Detroit College Promise money based on what you buy through this shopping portal! Go ahead and buy that flight + hotel package from Orbitz, running shoes from Adidas or custom-fit Polo shirts from Ralph Lauren. It doesn't matter what you buy through the portal, as every purchase generates a donation that will help students get the education they want and deserve. Get started raising funds and educating our future leaders by signing up, choosing The Detroit College Promise as your cause, and using Goodshop's portal when shopping online!Goodsearch LinkGoodshop Link
Detroit Scholarship Fund
Preparing For College: Senior Checklist
As high school seniors prepare to graduate and take on the challenges of higher education, there may be small but powerful things that they forget to add to their to-do list. Be sure to forward this list to students and families as another resource that can help them on their way.
- Create a professional email address
Many students underestimate how memorable email addresses are on resumes and applications.
- Check email often
Email is considered official communication for most schools. Students should check email as often as they check social media accounts.
- Retake standardized exams, if necessary
Studying for and retaking a standardized test could mean getting admitted to your top college choice or receiving scholarship offers
- Refresh computer literacy skills
Many students may be savvy when using social media, but may not understand the difference between a Google search and searching a specific website, or how to navigate useful programs such as Microsoft Excel. These are skills that will be needed in college and in the workplace. There are many YouTube videos showcasing how to get more out of computer use.
- Speak up
Students should begin contacting colleges and departments on their own so they know how to articulate and advocate for themselves. School personnel won't be present when students need help on campus, so they should start practicing now.
The Detroit Scholarship Fund team is available to help facilitate your preparation efforts in the classroom. Let us know how we can help by visiting www.detroitscholarshipfund.com
The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Telephone: (248) 646-3269
Fax: (248) 646-3119