August 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.     


012 Reception

The Detroit College Promise would like to thank all who attended the 2012 Scholars Reception on July 23, 2012. We were pleased to be able to announce an increase in the scholarship awards for the class of 2012. This year we will be giving students a maximum award of $550 and a book award of $110 for those students who are receiving FAFSA related grants that will pay 100% of their tuition and mandatory fees. This award is up from last year where we gave students $500 and $100 for scholarships or book awards. Click here for a list of awardees for the 2012-13 college year, sorted by name, and here for totals by college/university and DPS high school. If you did not pick up your gift pack or scholars certificate at the reception, call us at 248-646-3269, and we can arrange a time for you to stop by our office to pick it up.  

To view all of the pictures taken at the 2012 Scholars Reception, visit our Facebook page by clicking
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Detroit College Promise Will Be At The Healthy Living For Kids Fair

Channel 7 is on your side with the 35th Annual Healthy Living for Kids immunization fair on Sunday August 26th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Detroit College Promise will have a booth there to make sure kids get the "boost" they need before they get to class.

Parents are invited to bring their children for free immunization shots to prevent the spread of diseases such as polio, rubella, measles and mumps. Participants can also meet their favorite Channel 7 personalities who will be on hand to sign autographs.

Healthy Living for Kids takes place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The museum is located at 315 E. Warren Avenue in Detroit. For more information call 1-866-630-1694.  For more information click here. 



heck It outCheck Out Our 2012 Scholars On Our Home Page!


We have added photos of our 2012 DCP scholars to our Home Page (the images rotate when the page is reloaded). We are happy to add new or revised photos of graduates on this list - send them to and we will get them added to the rotation.



pdatesDCP Updates

We have updated the scholarship acceptance form for 2013, click here. There are a few changes - we now require a copy of your driver's license or state identification card. To make the transcript easier to obtain, you can either give us the complete transcript, or the transcript after the first term of grade 12 plus a copy of your diploma after you graduate. The deadline is July 1, 2013, so we strongly suggest that students start the process in January 2013. Unfortunately, there will be no extensions.




Get Your School Success Toolkit Here!

DPS has published a Back to School guide for 2012, click




The 2012 Scholars Reception Is On YouTube!

 Check out the YouTube video about our reception below!

etroit College Promise 2012 Scholars Reception

Detroit College Promise 2012 Scholars Reception


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