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18 October 2009


This is our monthly email providing important information to Detroit Public School (DPS) high school students, parents and other concerned adults about preparing for college.



College Readiness and Beyond!† Prepare Now! †††††††††††


Register for The Detroit College Promise scholarships

We urge all DPS high school students (grades 9, 10, 11 and 12) to register this week for our scholarships.† The deadline for seniors is December 1, 2009.† To register, visit our Home Page at http://www.DetroitCollegePromise.org, then click on the Student Login button on the right hand side.† More details are available here.† It takes only 2 minutes.† We offer scholarships to almost all seniors at Cody and Douglass, and just added a limited number of scholarships at Cass Tech, Central, Pershing and Trombly.† We will add scholarships for the remaining DPS high schools over the next 1-2 years.† Tell your friends to register!† We also urge all Cody graduates in 2009 to register.† Our scholarship is good for up to 10 years from graduation, but you must register and keep your online information up to date.




Register for The Detroit Compact scholarships

We also urge all DPS high school students to register for the Detroit Compact scholarships, sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber, which pay FULL TUITION to most Michigan universities.† The application takes only 5-10 minutes (click here for more details).† The scholarship requirements are a cumulative GPA of 3.0, ACT score of 21 and 95% attendance, which all students should try to achieve.† Contact Robert Troutman at (313) 596-0478 or rtroutma@detroitchamber.com.




Prepare for the ACT and SAT

The Aces Program provides free preparation for the ACT and SAT for Cody and Osborn students, every Saturday at Detroit School of Arts (123 Selden) in the auditorium.† Cody students are transported by bus, leaving Cody at 8am and returning at 1pm.† Contact Jeron Campbell at 313-506-3677 or jeron@campbellacademics.org.



The Detroit Urban League wants to help you prepare for college

The Detroit Urban League offers a College Club and College Resource Library.† The program involves youth in a leadership development process to help prepare them for college and offers access to a comprehensive selection of related information and resources. They are located at the Family and Community Development Center, 15770 James Couzens.† Contact Shelita Richmond at 313-832-4600.




The Midnight Golf Program teaches life skills including financial literacy, college preparation and community activism, as well as learning to play golf. The mission is to improve under-served young adultsí personal development, educational preparedness, and appreciation of the game of golf. They are now accepting applications. Send your application (click here) to PO Box 31-1830
Detroit, MI 48231 or rfluker@midnightgolf.org.† Beginning 11/2/09 through 5/19/10, the sessions meet from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Marygrove College, 8425 McNichols. Contact Ms. Reneť at 248-766-0126.




The Gates Millenium Scholars Program, whose scholarships are valued at over $100,000 per student, will hold an information open house on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of Cass Tech High School. Last year, 13 DPS students won these scholarships. Contact Leslie Andrews at 313/873-1500 or leslie.andrews@uncf.org.



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