22 February 2010

This is our monthly email providing important information to Detroit Public School (DPS) high school students, parents, teachers and staff, and others interested in preparing for college.  It is automatically sent to students who apply for our scholarship, the adults they designate in their application, DPS staff and others who request it.  Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.

Continue Working on your FASFA!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the most important financial aid application. Remember the FASFA is also used to apply for aid from other sources, such as your state or school. The FAFSA website is at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Federal Student Financial Aid Deadlines
The 2009-2010 School Year (
July 1st, 2009 - June 30th, 2010):

Note: Any members of the Cody graduating class of 2009 who want to receive the scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year must also submit a new FAFSA form and send us their financial aid letter (by email, fax or regular mail).


Attention Class of 2010 students Who Have Filled Out the FASFA Form

For those students who have completed the FASFA form, remember we need the following from you in order to receive a scholarship:

Register for The Detroit Compact scholarships

We urge all DPS 9th, 10th and 11th grade high school students to register for the Detroit Compact scholarships, sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber.  These scholarships 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.

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Cody and Douglass Students- Earn Prizes for your Hard Work
For those students at Cody and Douglass who earn a 21 or higher on their ACT, Office Depot is offering a $25 gift certificate. Start studying!

Register for the ACT

If you have not yet registered for the ACT now is the time!

Test Date               Registration Deadline      (Late Fee Required)
April 10, 2010          March 5, 2010                    March 6 - 19, 2010
June 12, 2010          May 7, 2010                       May 8 - 21, 2010

You can view sample questions online at http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/index.html.

Spread the Word.  Tell Your Friends to Sign Up! Spread The Word
Next year, we are offering scholarships to all high school students at all DPS high schools, (contingent on funding).  The only criteria to be eligible for a scholarship are:

(a) attend a DPS high school continuously from
12/1/2010 thru graduation,
(b) be a
Detroit resident continuously from 12/1/2010 thru graduation,
(c) apply for our scholarship by

If you know any DPS students in 8th thru 11th grade, have them apply today!  Registration takes about 2 minutes - just visit www.DetroitCollegePromise.org, then click on the Student Login button, and follow the prompts. Detailed instructions are at http://www.detroitcollegepromise.com/FlyerHowToEnroll.pdf.  The number of students registered to date at each high school are listed on our News page, or by clicking here.  Make sure that your school has most of its students registered.


Contact us

● Please contact us with any comments or suggestions at 248/646-3269 or fax: 248/646-3119.
● To volunteer to help, call Joy at 248/646-3269.


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