PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise

April 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. **Please also include your T-shirt size on the scholarship acceptance form**. To complete this process will take 5-10 minutes.  These items must be mailed in one packet to:

The Detroit College Promise 
30100 Telegraph Rd. Ste. 408 
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.

If you want to join us for the Scholars Reception, paperwork must be in by June 4, 2103.

**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.

Join Us For Our Fifth Annual Scholars Reception 

2012 Reception

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Martin Luther King Jr. High School 
Special Guests - To Be Announced 
Light Refreshments

Deadline for paperwork to be turned in is June 4, 2013

Leaders Who Care - This Saturday, May 4, 2013

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 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. We hope to be able to provide buses for students from various locations in Detroit.  Directions to Cranbrook are below.

From North:

Take I-75 to the Square Lake Road exit and proceed to Woodward Avenue. Go south on Woodward Avenue about 3 miles. Go past the main entrance and turn right onto Lone Pine Road. Cross Cranbrook Road and Academy Way. Turn right into the 550 Parking Lot.  

From South:

Travel north on Woodward Avenue. Cranbrook is about six miles past I-696. Turn left onto Lone Pine Road. Cross Cranbrook Road and Academy Way. Turn right into the 550 Parking Lot.  

From West:

Take I-696 to the Telegraph Road exit. Go north on Telegraph to Lone Pine Road and proceed east. Cross Lahser Road. Turn left into the 550 Parking Lot.  

From East:

Take I-696 to Woodward Ave. and go north about six miles. Turn left onto Lone Pine Road. Cross Cranbrook Road and Academy Way. Turn right into the 550 Parking Lot. 

Ninth Grade Certificates

We are currently delivering 2,332 certificates to those ninth grade students that registered with The Detroit College Promise.

DPS High Schools that Qualify for a Scholarship

Carson, Cass Tech, Cody Academy of Public Leadership, Cody Medicine and Community Health, Cody Detroit Institute of Technology, Communication & Media Arts, Davis Aerospace, Detroit Collegiate Preparatory, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, Detroit School of Arts, Douglass Academy for Young Men, East English Village Preparatory Academy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Northwestern, Osborn College Preparatory Academy, Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy, Renaissance, West Side Academy, Western International High School  

Reading, Writing and Thinking College

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An engaging (and FREE!) two-day seminar that will strengthen your transition to university life AND give you a jump start as a successful first-year student! 
  • Understand your learning style and the study strategies that suit you best
  • Find out what college level analytical and critical thinking skills really entail
  • Get to know campus resources like Blackboard and the WSU library 
  • Have fun connecting with other new students and current Warriors!                                           Monday, August 19 - Tuesday August 20, 2013
  • More information available soon!
  • Contact Michelle Bruner at (313) 577.2356 or  
Scholarship & Award Opportunities
  • Motor City Pride Scholarship
    • Eligible institutions include:  Wayne State University, the University of Detroit Mercy, and the College for Creative Studies.
    • MCPS will cover the cost of books for the first semester.
    • Applicants mush have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.25.
    • Applicants who do not satisfy the 3.25 should still apply as other factors (community service and volunteerism) are considered.  
    • Deadline for applying is June 28, 2013. 
    • Application can be found here
  • 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.     


Summer Job Opportunities

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.  


Contact Us:


The Detroit College Promise

30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408

Bingham Farms, MI 48025



Telephone: (248) 646-3269

Fax: (248) 646-3119





PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise