November 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.     


ext Steps

What Are The Next Steps For Seniors? 

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

* DPS transcript (need not be official); either grades 9-12 (complete) or grades 9-11 plus the first term of grade 12 plus a copy of your DPS diploma (after you graduate).

* A completed scholarship acceptance form (click here)

* A financial aid award letter from the college.

* Legible copy of drivers license or state ID card with your mailing address.

* Digital photo (optional) sent to


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



Deadline Is Tomorrow For 9th Graders!  
Attention 9th graders! You should 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, 2012 for all students in the 9th grade. Students in K-8 should complete the scholarship as soon as possible. Online applications are available

All students in the 9th grade who complete the application will receive a certificate in the Spring.



ewspaperDetroit College Promise In The News wrote an article on our effort to sign up 9th grade students. Click
here to read the article.



Detroit College Promise Recipient List Updated!

here for an updated list of Detroit College Promise recipients for college years beginning 2009 to 2012.



Your Kroger Dollars Are Adding Up! 

We received our 2nd quarter check from the Kroger Community Rewards program - thanks to all of those who have signed up. If you aren't signed up yet it's easy! Just click

here. We truly appreciate the time you take to do this, as it is helping us pay for more scholarships!    




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Show Your School Pride! DPS Alumni T-Shirt Signing

A Collection of Autographs from DPS Proud Alumni, will have a series of signing events at Hot Sam's Men's Wear for Detroit Public School alumni to sign their school's shirt. The shirts will be on tour starting in April 2013. They will travel the metro area's museums, shopping malls and office complexes for 19 months. Signing hours are Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 15th. HOT SAM'S is located at 127 Monroe Street corner of Randolph. Call 313-961-6779 or 313-446-2262 for more information.





New Scholarships To Take A Look At

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify 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. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. 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 Scholars are selected in the spring prior to entering college. Applications are screened during the month of February by Ron Brown Scholar Program staff. In March, finalists are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, D.C. at the expense of the Ron Brown Scholar Fund. Finalists are interviewed by members of the Ron Brown Selection Committee and are expected to participate in several Selection Weekend activities. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their applications, interviews and participation in Selection Weekend activities. Notification follows immediately.   


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


January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.


Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. Incomplete, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered. 


Click here to download the application. 


For further information contact the Ron Brown Scholar Program at 434- 964-1588 or


The Gates Millennuim Scholarship


The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The program provides Gates Millennium Scholars personal and professional development through their leadership programs along with academic support throughout the scholars college career. 


The GMS 2013 online scholarship application is now completely online. Click here to apply now. Please note that GMS is accepting only online submissions.



Contact Us:


The Detroit College Promise

30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408

Bingham Farms, MI 48025


Telephone: (248) 646-3269

Fax: (248) 646-3119