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November 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.     


012What Are The Next Steps For Seniors?

In January, we will start sending seniors more information about the next steps they have to take in the scholarship process.  Seniors must send us three forms:

  • A high school transcript (to confirm that they are attending a DPS school)
  • A completed scholarship acceptance form (click here)
  • A financial aid award letter from the college / university they will be attending.

For examples of what award letters look like click here, or here.



Deadline For 9th Graders Is Tomorrow! 


Complete the online Detroit College Promise application form by clicking on the Student Login button on our website. This should be done by December 1, 2011 for all students in grades 9.  Students in K-8 should complete the scholarship as soon as possible. Online application instructions are here. Paper applications are here. 


atest News 

In The News wrote an article about us, click here for the article.   


One of our partners, the Michigan Area Health Education Center, posted some pictures from last summer's Detroit College Promise scholars reception at Renaissance High School, click here. Their goals are to (a) introduce students, K-16, to health care professions and provide a pathway to enter the field; (b) increase clinical placements of health care career students in underserved areas; and (c) provide workforce development opportunities for medical professionals in urban and rural settings, medically underserved populations, and health professional shortage areas in Michigan. Click here for more details.


1 Volunteer 

Congratulations To Our Volunteer Of The Month!

The Detroit College Promise would like to congratulate Myra Feagin on being our Volunteer of the Month! Myra is currently a senior at Cass Technical High School. She has been instrumental in signing up all 9th graders at Cass Tech. She did this by going to all 9th grade math classes and passing out applications. In addition to being a student ambassador for The Detroit College Promise, Myra is also active in the Cass Tech Debate Team, Ruby Girl Teen Program, Chrisitan Club, Diamonds, Cass Earth, Trio Upward Bound, the Event Team, and the Drama Ministry and Puppet Team of Christian ROAD Ministries. She plans to attend Central Michigan University and to major in pre-law. Thanks again for all of your hard work!


Save The Date! 

The Detroit College Promise plans on hosting a College Expo in March. Check back for further details!




 Honor Roll Program


Uniting Neighborhoods and Inspiring Today's Youth has established a program to inspire youth to earn good grades at school.   



  • Must be in grades K - 12.
  • You must mail a COPY of your report card to U.N.I.T.Y  

They will recognize the top ten report cards after each report card term. Each recipient will receive a certificate and various other gifts. At the end of the school year, they will recognize the top five honor roll recipients. They will take all four report cards to determine to overall grade point average for the school year. Each recipient will receive a gift bag and attend a Detroit Tigers game. Questions regarding the Honor Roll Program should be addressed to U.N.I.T.Y at or (313) 989-7876.  To download a copy of the application click here


The Honor Roll Program deadline is December 3, 2011!  



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Are You Looking For An Internship?


Intern in Michigan is a radical re-imagining of the state's internship environment. This groundbreaking new system instantly connects students and employers through a unique online matching system. Saving time and headaches, Intern in Michigan makes connections based on specific job-requirements and the individual interests and skills of the candidates.   

Register with the new Intern in Michigan at and get instant internship matches based on your individual needs. It's free to post internships and it's free to apply for opportunities.



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Inspire Other Students


Are you a DPS graduate who received our scholarship? We are looking for graduates to come back to their schools and speak to students about college.  If you are interested in doing this call us at 248-646-3269.



et InvolvedGet Involved And Voice Your Opinion!


The Detroit Public Library Main Branch will be holding a Teen Advisory Board Meeting on December 1, from  4:00-5:30 PM . This is a monthly meeting when teens get to share what they want to see in the library. It also qualifies students for community service hours and leadership skills. For more information call 313-833-479.   




Earn Donations For DCP When You Buy Gifts For The Holidays

The holidays are here and most likely you'll be making some purchases online. What if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our scholarships? Well, it can! is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates a penny per search to our scholarships.  Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the scholarship dollars add up! You can also find great coupons on the site as well. Just download the toolbar by clicking on, you will help fund more scholarships every time you shop online and click on the Good Shop button!   



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Juniors And Seniors - Check Those Deadlines!


Many students think that there are scholarships with deadlines in every month of the year. This is not always the case. Deadlines peak in the fall and spring. Summer is the lowpoint. Many families wait until spring of the senior year in high school to figure out how to pay for college, missing half the deadlines for seniors. Continue searching for scholarships even after you have enrolled in college.



cholarshipsNew Scholarships To Take A Look At 


The Ron Brown Scholar Program  

The Ron Brown Scholar Program is aimed at identifying African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.  Current college students are not eligible to apply. Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program currently has two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application):

November 1st - application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.

January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY. For To download an application click here.  

Gates Millennium Scholarship  

For students entering college for the first time in the fall 2012, the Gates Millennium Scholarship online process is now open. The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST


The GMS Scholarship Award Provides:

  • Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid
  • Renewable awards for Gates Millennium Scholars maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  • Graduate school funding for continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science
  • Leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.




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The Detroit College Promise

30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408

Bingham Farms, MI 48025


Telephone: (248) 646-3269

Fax: (248) 646-3119