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August 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.     


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Head Off To School With A $7,500 Start


Are you a good citizen? Prove it and you could win one of 20 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarships™from Charter One Bank. Simply submit a 500-word or less essay or a 90-second or less video telling them how you get involved in your community for your chance to win. Enter Now.

Grand prize: $7,500 (1 winner)

Second prize: $5,000 (4 winners)

Third prize: $1,500 (15 winners)





Empower Yourself NCF


UNCF - the United Negro College Fund will be your hosts for the Empower Me Tour. The purpose of the tour is to bring together minority middle school, high school and college students to share in a one-of-a-kind experience where you will be motivated, encouraged and inspired to take control of your destiny! The tour promotes education, mentoring and volunteerism as tools for achieving your goals and dreams in life. The Empower Me Tour will offer a unique opportunity to gain valuable information, learn useful life skills, speak with corporate recruiters, and obtain information about scholarships and college. The tour will come to Detroit September 17, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at Cass Tech. Please call (313) 873-1500 for more information.   



earWe Want To Hear From You!

If you support The Detroit College Promise, tell us why!  If you have a story about how it has helped you or someone you know, that's even better!  We will post some of the correspondence in our next newsletter and in our literature (with or without your name, your choice), and send the writer of our favorite letter, as judged by our staff, a $25 CVS gift card.  The deadline for entries is September 15, 2011.  Email your stories to  







New Scholarship Opportunitiescholarships

Michigan Technological University is pleased to announce the Tech360 program. The Tech360 Scholarship Program provides 360 degrees of guidance, encouragement, and reinforcement for students from underserved populations who are interested in receiving an outstanding education.

Students will also be enrolled in the Excelling the Student Experience of Learning Program, designed to promote student success by offering academic mentoring through services such as:

  • Peer mentoring
  • Study groups
  • One-on-one staff support
  • Academic progress monitoring
  • Unique campus events, activities, and career and personal development seminars

The opportunity: Tech360 is for high school seniors in the Detroit, Jackson, Beecher, and Kalamazoo school districts in Michigan, as well as seniors from other selected high schools. Students must enroll at Michigan Tech in the fall following high school graduation.
Scholarship value: Twelve to fifteen students will be awarded a $5,000 annual scholarship in additional to regular Michigan Tech merit-based aid (bringing total merit-based aid potential value up to $9,000 per year).  Need-based aid is also available for qualifying students.

Length: The award covers four years (eight semesters) of study. Recipients must maintain a




minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average to qualify for award renewal.
Application Procedure: Get all the details.

Deadline for Application: Extended to February 15, 2011.




Determination of Award: Selection of finalists will be made in early March. Students selected to participate in Tech360 will be notified by mid-March.


For more information contact Darnishia Slade, regional admissions manager, at at or 248-926-0520.




Get an edge with DAPCEP!  


For over 34 years, the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) has been providing opportunities in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) to Detroit students right on college campuses.  From ACT skills to renewable energy, DAPCEP can help you prepare to get into college and succeed once you're there, and it's FREE!  Whether you opt to pursue traditional STEM subjects or other directions, DAPCEP courses give everyone greater capacity to think critically, work independently and apply an ever-widening set of sophisticated skills.

The Fall 2011 DAPCEP Open House will be held September 17, 2011 at COBO Hall (Wayne Room) Doors will open at: 7:00AM, the program will start promptly at: 8:00AM (Please be there on time.)   Click here for more information.





Check Out Our Facebook Page For Pics From The Scholars Reception 


We all had a great time at the Scholars Reception on July 28. You can view pictures from the event by visiting our Facebook page. We will be sending out a special email about the event in September so stay tuned!  





Contact Us:


The Detroit College Promise

30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408

Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Telephone: (248) 646-3269

Fax: (248) 646-3119