26 March 2010

This is our monthly email providing important information to Detroit Public School (DPS) students, parents, teachers and staff, and others interested in preparing for college.  Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.

Students who register for The Detroit College Promise scholarship and the adults they designate automatically receive this email.

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Get Ready For Summer- Arise Detroit! would like to share these 7th-12th grade Pre-Engineering Summer Education opportunities offered by the Multicultural Engineering Programs Office at the University of Michigan.

For decades, the University of Michigan College of Engineering has worked to create a learning environment that promotes excellence, values diversity and assures equal opportunity. A key component in this effort is the Summer Engineering Academy (SEA).  The Academy is a carefully structured series of enrichment programs that introduce middle school and high school students to the disciplines, challenges and career opportunities of engineering.  Beginning in grade 7, students are eligible to attend intensive summer sessions on the Ann Arbor Michigan Engineering campus.  During the Academy, students learn about engineering from U-M faculty, solve challenging problems through team building activities, and strengthen their skills in mathematics, computers, science and communication.  The Academy consists of several programs, each designed to meet the learning needs of specific grade levels.

For more information on SEA, click here. For more information on Arise Detroit!, click here.

Finish up your FAFSA!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the most important financial aid application.  Remember the FAFSA 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 for the 2009-2010 school year:
FAFSA on the Web applications must be submitted by
June 30, 2010.

Corrections on the Web forms must be submitted by September 21, 2010.

Note: Your school must have your complete and correct information by your last day of enrollment in the 2009-10 school year.

Note: 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).

Things To Remember!
Things to remember
To receive our scholarship for next year, you must complete our scholarship acceptance form, available on our website or by clicking here. If we do not get this form, we cannot provide you a scholarship. You must also send us the financial aid letter you get from the college you will be attending. 

Tell Your Friends
Next year, we are offering scholarships to all DPS students at all DPS high schools.  We currently have 1,100 students registered for the scholarship. ALL students in grades 8-11 (graduating classes of 2011 to 2014) must register by
December 1, 2010 to be eligible.  For future years, students must register by December 1 in their 9th grade year.  Registration takes about 2 minutes - just visit www.DetroitCollegePromise.org click on the Student Login button, and follow the prompts.  Detailed instructions are available at http://www.detroitcollegepromise.com/FlyerHowToEnroll.pdf

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The 2nd Annual Detroit College Promise 5k Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, May 16th, on the Detroit Riverfront. Registration begins at
8 AM and the Walk/Run begins at 9 AM.  For more information about the race or to register online, click here.

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Dr. Pernick and Dr. Gui (Principal-Cody DIT)

Last Tuesday we gave out scholarship certificates to most of the 9th grade students at Cody-DIT.  We will be also visiting the other Cody 9th grade classes soon to hand out certificates to them.  In addition to receiving their first scholarship, the students will also be receiving donated items from the Bel Air10 Theater, Borders, Detroit Kiwanis Club #1, HAP, Key Bank, Michigan State University and Wayne State University (note: items vary by school).  Thanks to all of our sponsors for their support!  Students also receive a Letter of Encouragement sent by concerned adults from throughout the world.

Don't worry, be happy!

The budget cuts from the State of
Michigan, Detroit Public Schools and City of Detroit do NOT affect our programs.  We are a tax exempt nonprofit that is financially independent from these governmental bodies.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Nat Pernick, M.D.
Executive Director
The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Telephone: 248/646-3269
Fax: 248/646-3119

Email: DetroitCollegePromise@gmail.com