PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise

March 2013


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.     

What Are The Next Steps For Seniors? 

Don't Miss This In order to claim a scholarship from The Detroit College Promise, registered students must complete our scholarship acceptance form (which offers full instructions on the process .) in addition to providing us with DPS transcripts through the first term of 12th grade, a legible copy of a driver's license or state ID card, and a financial aid award letter from the college / university the student will be attending. To complete this process it will take you 5-10 minutes.  These items must be mailed in one packet to:

The Detroit College Promise 
30100 Telegraph Rd. 
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

We also ask for an optional digital photo from students to be sent

Items  must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 1, 2013 in order for students to receive their scholarships.

**Upon receiving your high school diploma, a copy needs to be sent to the above address.**

Completed forms must be sent TOGETHER.  
Please note that late forms WILL NOT be accepted.

**See the bottom of this newsletter for more information on completing your FAFSA, another requirement that must be met in order to receive your DCP scholarship.**

Leaders Who Care: Save the Date

Save the date In partnership with Horizons-Upward Bound, The Detroit College Promise is offering an exciting opportunity for local youth to interact with leaders from the professions they wish to pursue. The event is free for students, and will take place at the Cranbrook Keppel Gymnasium on May 4, 2013 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. We hope to be able to provide buses for students from various locations in Detroit. Look for additional information in our future email newsletters! 

Annual Reception

Students who mail their paperwork by June 4, 2013 will be invited to our annual reception on June 11, 2013 at Martin Luther King High School. Details to follow.

Scholarship & Award Opportunities
  • The 2013 Dean Michele R. Miller Memorial Scholarship
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a Detroit Public High School or other Detroit-based high school.
    • Applicant expects to graduate in the Spring or Summer of 2013. 
    • Applicant must provide a current high school transcript or report card. 
    • Applicant should have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better (4.0 scale). Consideration will be given to students with lower grade point averages who demonstrate evident potential to succeed and determination to achieve.
    • Applicant must complete the information form and essay question section. Each essay question should be no more than one page in length, double- spaced. Essays should be typed or written on a separate paper and attached to the application.   
    • Applicants must plan to attend at least one of the following*: 
    • an accredited four-year college or university;
    • a community college or two-year college;
    • a vocational or trade school.
    • Deadline to apply Friday, June 28, 2013 
    • Access the application here.
  •  Centennial Scholarships 
    • The Metropolitan United Methodist Church of Detroit, MI is offering scholarships to students who are active members of a United Methodist Church.
    • High school seniors and graduates who have a GPA of 2.8 or above and are planning to attend college full-time are eligible.
    • To read a full list of eligibility requirements, visit the Metropolitan United Methodist Church website or download the application here.Scholarships 
  • Student Resource Guides  
    • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard offers an annual guide to students that lists resources that may help pay for college. Deadlines for scholarships, internships, fellowships, and so forth are varied. To access the document, click here.
  • has assembled a list of scholarships offered by the State of Michigan as well as by various universities and private institutions.     


Ninth Grade Certificates

We are currently working on getting all registered ninth graders their The Detroit College Promise certificate.  More details to follow. 

Summer Job Opportunities

MDOT Youth Development and Mentoring Program


  • Applications are being accepted April 1st through April 13th for Team Member (ages 16-18) and Team Leader (ages 18 and older) positions in the Michigan Department of Transportation Youth Development and Mentoring Program.  
  • This eight week program is designed to offer students mentoring by seasoned professionals in the fields of civil engineering and transportation. It also helps prepare youth by enhancing interviewing skills, resume writing abilities, networking, and more.
  • Applications: Team Member (ages 16-18), Team Leader (ages 18+) 

2013 Detroit Conservation Leadership Corps (DCLC) Summer Program

  • The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the Greening of Detroit are looking to hire over 160 students from Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park for their annual six-week summer youth employment programs.  
  • Those chosen for the program will work in teams on environmental projects throughout Detroit to restore habitats, create trails, and improve neighborhood parks and green spaces.
  • Students must be 15-18 years of age to participate. These are paid positions, with students expected to work 32 hours/week.
  • Online applications will be accepted beginning March 4 at 4 p.m.  For more information, see their flyer here
Academic Exploration Programs

Studio:Detroit HS
  • The University of Michigan Detroit Center offers an architectural exploration program in June  and July which allows Detroit high school juniors and seniors to explore a future career as an architect.
  • The program is aimed toward students who are highly motivated and who have been traditionally under-represented in the field of architecture.
  • Students participate in studio work, field trips, seminars, and lectures.
  • For more information, visit the Studio:Detroit HS website.  
FAFSA - Apply Now!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required in order to receive the Detroit College Promise Scholarship. The online form is now available. Visit

FAFSA Overview
FAFSA Overview


1. Gather the documents you need, including your Social Security Number, driver's license, income tax returns, bank statements, and investment records.


2. Sign in and fill out the online application. Gather your parents' information as needed.


3. Decide how to sign your FAFSA. You can sign electronically with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or by mailing a signature page.  


4. Check your eligibility for federal student aid, and note important deadlines.



Contact Us:


The Detroit College Promise

30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408

Bingham Farms, MI 48025



Telephone: (248) 646-3269

Fax: (248) 646-3119