athologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise
March 2011


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. We are happy to announce that we have signed up over 15,000 DPS students, including over 4,000 seniors.


AFSASeniors, Finish Up Your FAFSA!

Seniors, 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. If you haven't started working on it, now is the time, as less money is available the longer you wait. Completion of the FAFSA form ( is also required to receive money from our scholarship program.  More information about financial aid is available from the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association, and Edu-Guide (




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I've Filled Out The FAFSA, Now What? 


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


Your financial aid package letter 

Once you have been accepted by a college, they will send you a financial aid package which indicates what grants you will receive.  You need to send this information to us.  Our fax # is 248-646-3119, you can mail it to us at the address below, or you can email it to us at


The Detroit College Promise Acceptance Form 

When you have decided on what college or university to attend, complete the Detroit College Promise scholarship acceptance form (click here), and mail, fax or email both the scholarship acceptance form AND the financial aid package from the college you will be attending to us. We also need a recent transcript showing that you are attending a DPS school. 


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Raise The Bar! Help your School Reach The Top Of The List


Attention all K-8 students. The race is on and we want you to help propel your school to the top of the list in registrations! Our goal is to register all DPS K-8 students.  Students can sign up online by visiting, then click on Student Login in the upper right hand corner, then click on New Student Signup towards the bottom, then fill in the form, then click Save.  Students can also complete our one page application at  If you don't have an email address, simply enter "none." You can create a user ID by using your first and last name.  


We have now signed up over 2100 current K-8 students.  The totals for schools that have registered at least 25 students as of 3/22/2011 are:


Durfee Elementary School


Earhart Middle School


Dixon Elementary School


Carver Elementary School
Garvey Academy


MacDowell Elementary School
Foreign Language Immersion


Sampson Academy


Ludington Magnet Middle School


Schultze Elementary School








Note: we are in the process of processing applications from several schools.  All new totals will appear in the next newsletter.

Congratulations to Durfee, Earhart and Dixon for registering over 200 students to date.



ollar  William K. Quick Centennial Scholarship

Each year Metropolitan United Methodist Church offers a number of post-secondary scholarships. They are now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 scholarships. The award amount is $1500. Applications must be received by April 9, 2011. For more information about the scholarship and to download an application click here


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We Are Looking For More Stories About Your School

 We recently asked students to submit stories on what makes their school special. We received great stores from students at Renaissance, Cass Tech, and Southwestern, but we are looking for more stories! If you are a student and have a positive story to share about a teacher, class or school activity, write to us! You can email, with 100-150 words on your good news story! We will publish your story in our general newsletter.


Explore Your Opportunities!

Are you a high school student interested in learning more about careers in Computing or Business?  If so, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan invites you to join other students from surrounding high schools who share similar interests for a meeting of the BCBSM Exploring Post.  


Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI (downtown)

Courtyard Dining Room  

600 Lafayette East

Detroit, MI 48226


For More Information, or for April dates, call 313.225.7553


There is a $10 registration fee to enroll in BCBSM Exploring Post for the year. Should you decide to join, please bring cash or a check made out to "Boy Scouts of America." Please confirm your attendance 48 hours prior to the meeting by calling Marcia Ford at 313.225.7553.   Leave a voicemail message clearly stating your name, a contact phone number and the number of people in your party.



Free Reading and Writing Tutorial at Wayne State University

The Reading Program at Wayne State University's College of Education has openings in its literacy program open to 1st through 8th grade students. Free tutoring in reading and writing skills will be offered under the supervision of faculty in the Reading, Language   and Literature Program. 







Wayne State University, College of Education building

5425 Gullen Mall

Room 30

Detroit, MI

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Contact name

Renee Konarzewski




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Register for the ACT

This is your last chance to register for the ACT. The last dates to register are below.

  Test Date                                    Registration Deadline                 (Late Fee Required)

June 11, 2011                            May 6, 2011                                     May 7 - 20, 2011

You can view sample questions online at


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