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March 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.     


Description: etroit Housing CommissionDon't Miss The Deadline To Apply!


 The deadline to apply for the DHC Scholarship program is April 15th. To be eligible, students must (1) apply by the deadline (click here (PDF) 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 (PDF) 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.


Description: etroit Public SchoolsDetroit Public Schools open their doors to community SATURDAY for ALL-Schools Open House

On Saturday, March 31, all DPS schools operating for fall 2012, plus many DPS-authorized charters, will open their doors for an All-Schools Open House. There will be opportunities to meet principals, staff, and parent leaders. There will also be school tours and nutrition information available. Shuttle buses will be available from six hubs, and some sites will offer free dental checkups, immunizations and more. Each school will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m to allow parents to see schools firsthand and meet key leaders as part of the Open Enrollment Period. Activities will include classroom visits, free meals, instructional technology and lab demonstrations, teacher presentations, student performances, and business/community partner information. The five hour time block as well as the shuttle bus service will allow families to visit several schools on one day. For enrollment information, call (313) 240-4377 or visit To view a complete itinerary click here.   


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Easter Break College Road Trip

Start: April 12, 2012 7:30 a.m. End: 05:00 p.m.
Location: Buses leave from St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, 6000 John E. Hunter Drive (Stanford) in Detroit, at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m.
The tour includes:

  • College Presentations
  • Meeting college students from the Detroit area
  • Free backpack
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch at campus cafeteria
  • Round-trip transportation on chartered bus

Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. The College Road Trip registration deadline is April 7th OR when seats are filled - whichever comes first. The fee for the College Road Trip is $35.  



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Metropolitan United Methodist Church Scholarships

Each year Metropolitan United Methodist Church offers a number of post-secondary scholarships. Scholarship applications are available on their website for the 2012-2013 scholarships. The deadline each year is April 14, 2012.


William K. Quick Centennial Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded by the Centennial Committee, are available to all students who are members of any United Methodist congregation, anywhere in the world.


First-Time Applicants:


Prior Recipients:



McPheeters Student Scholarship

The McPheeters Scholarship offered by the United Methodist Women is awarded only to a student who is a member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Detroit.


Viola Walker Scholarship

The Viola Walker Scholarship is available only to students of Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit, Michigan.

Letter: DOC,  PDF 

Application: DOC,  PDF 





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2012 Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship  


The Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship is aimed at students in the Detroit Metropolitan area who have maintained good standing academically and who have overcome personal challenges to graduate from high school and go on to an institution of higher learning. The following criteria must be met to be considered for the scholarship: 

  • Students who will be graduating from a public, parochial, private or charter high school
  • Students who have been accepted into a four year university or college or a two year community college program and will be attending for fall enrollment
  • Students who show financial need; i.e., no other scholarships; limited family income, etc.
  • Students who have average and above grade point average 
  • Students who live in the greater Metropolitan Detroit area
  • Students who have been recommended by their school counselor, principal, teacher, minister or community leader

Students interested in applying should click here for the application details as well as information on deadlines. Click here for more information on Metro Detroit Youth Day.  


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Make The Most Out Of Your College Tours

According to, students need to make the most out of college tours by timing them right, and asking the right questions. Although summer might be the most convenient time to schedule a tour, it is actually the worst time to experience a college. Most smaller schools are not in session, so students and classes are absent. Dorm rooms are empty, making it difficult to imagine campus life there. Bulletin boards, usually so revealing of the cultural and social opportunities of the college, are bare. Try and visit a campus while school is in session to get an accurate picture of everyday college life.

The tour is also the best time to ask questions of someone who is both knowledgeable and candid. Student guides will most likely be the most upfront about the positives and negatives of the college. Some other points to consider are: 

  • Don't ask about the student-faculty ratio. Instead, ask about the typical class size for freshmen. If the school makes use of graduate students as teaching assistants, find out in what capacity and how often they serve. All schools say their professors are accessible to the students. See if this means just scheduled office hours.   
  • Inquire about the academic support facilities, such as a writing center where a student can have a paper looked over before it is submitted. Does the school provide tutors? Is there a fee for such additional help?   
  • Ask if housing is guaranteed all four years. At large state universities be sure to inquire about early deadlines to secure freshman housing.   
  • Learn if there is a system of fraternities and sororities. What percentage of the student body gets involved? Do the Greeks have their own houses? When is rush? It can be as late as sophomore year or as early as a week before freshman classes begin.  




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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