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February 2012

 

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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 The Detroit College Promise is pleased to be administering a new scholarship for the Detroit Housing Commission and the Detroit "I'm a Believer" Campaign. To be eligible, students must (1) apply by April 15, 2012 (click here for the application), (2) be a Detroit Housing Commission resident, (3) be a senior in a Detroit Public School, graduating in 2012, (4) attend a Michigan public college or university full time (12 credits or more) during the 2012-2013 college year and (5) submit final documents by July 1, 2012 (click here for the scholarship acceptance form). The amount of the scholarship will be announced in July 2012. Students can get both the Detroit College Promise and the Detroit Housing Commission scholarships, if eligible, but they must register separately and complete paperwork for each scholarship.

 

Scholarship Certificate Ceremonies Underway!

We have held scholarship certificate ceremonies at Detroit Collegiate Prep as well as Southwestern. Certificates were given to those students who have registered for the Detroit College Promise. Check out our Detroit College Promise Facebook page to see even more photos!
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Seniors, July 1st Is The Deadline To Turn In All Forms

In order to receive the DCP Scholarship, seniors must send us three forms by July 1, 2012. 

  • 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 or university they will be attending.

For examples of what award letters look like click here, or here. They are also located on our website under the procedure tab, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Be Aware Of FAFSA Deadlines!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the most important financial aid application. This application is required in order to receive the Detroit College Promise Scholarship. There are two deadlines you must be aware of. In order to be considered for federal aid, you must submit your application by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2013. In order to be considered for state aid, you must submit your application by March 1, 2012. You should also check with the college you plan on attending as their deadlines may vary. 

 

 

Description: ave the dateCollege And Career Expo Is Around The Corner

 

The Detroit College Promise and the Michigan Area Health Education Center will be hosting a College and Career Expo March 17, 2012, from 9 AM-2 PM at Wayne County Community College Northwest campus. Several colleges and universities will be present. There will be a focus on health-related careers and programs. Lunch will be provided by DMC for those who sign up early. There will be breakout sessions with health industry professionals and scholarship information from 10 AM-11 AM.  Between 11:15 AM-11:45 AM, the keynote speaker Conrad Mallett will speak.  From 12 PM-2 PM students will have the opportunity to visit the schools tables. There will be a financial aid presentation from 1:00 PM-1:30 PM.  Students will have a "passport" that they get signed by each school and/or speaker they visit and this will be turned in at the end of the event.  AHEC will be raffling off a Kindle at the close of events.   

 

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DPS Accepting Applications

DPS is beginning to accept applications to its 19 admissions-only schools. Parents need to submit their application by 4:00 PM on March 15, 2012. You can find a list of the 19 schools along with the applications to each on the DPS website. Click here.

 

Description: eadingLiteracy Volunteer Workshop

 

The Detroit Jewish Coalition for Literacy will be holding a Volunteer Literacy Workshop on March 23, 2012. Detroit Free Press columnist and co-chair of Bookstock will be the featured speaker at the "Literacy, Whatever It Takes" event.  The event takes place on Friday, March 23 from 10:00 AM-12 PM at the Max M. Fisher Federation Building, 6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills. It is NOT a requirement to be Jewish to attend the event or be a volunteer.

To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Literacy Coordinator, Linda Foster, at 248-642-2656 

or e-mail foster@jfmd.org.

 

Free Books for students will be distributed at the workshop!

 

 

Description: ecycleStudents Can Earn Cash Prizes As The 3rd Annual Phone Book Recycling Program Begins

The 3rd annual AT&T Project ReDirectory phone book recycling campaign is underway with ten Detroit area schools participating. The campaign runs through March 30. The program is a combined effort of Detroit Public Schools, Recycle Here!, Green Living Science, and AT&T. Last year, Emerson Elementary took the first place prize of $500. Prizes will be awarded to the top five schools, with $500 going to the school collecting the most directories, $400 for second place, $300 for third place, $200 for fourth place, and $100 for fifth place.

Recycle Here! has collection bins at these ten schools:

  • Bennett Elementary School, 2111 Mullane Street
  • Cody High School, 18445 Cathedral Street
  • Detroit International Academy for Young Women, 9026 Woodward
  • Emerson Elementary-Middle School, 18240 Huntington Road
  • Mark Twain Elementary-Middle School, 12800 Visger Street
  • Maybury Elementary School, 4410 Porter Street
  • Murphy Elementary-Middle School, 23901 Fenkell Street
  • Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy, 11600 E. 7 Mile Road
  • Southeastern High School, 3030 Fairview Street
  • Western International High School, 1500 Scotten Street

In addition to dropping off outdated telephone directories, students are encouraged to recycle all other paper products by placing them in bins located at their school and provided by AT&T. Residents and businesses can call AT&T Project ReDirectory at 1-800-953-4400 for information about recycling outdated phone books in this community.   

 

 

 

 

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