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General Information

Name The Detroit College Promise Scholarships
Number of Awards
Award Value $1 - $500
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications From July 1 until December 1
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Contact Information

Contact The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road
Suite 408
Bingham, Michigan 48025
Phone (248)646-3269

Scholarship Description

The Detroit College Promise is a tax exempt nonprofit organization modeled on the well-known and successful Kalamazoo Promise. Its goal is to raise the expectation that every student in the Detroit Public Schools can and will go to college, to provide the resources to make this a reality and to promote economic development for Detroit and Southeast Michigan.

The Detroit College Promise is unique in that it awards "motivational scholarship" certificates to students in the 9th grade. This certificate provides hope, vision and direction, and creates early college awareness. The Detroit College Promise then supports students in college readiness. Each month, students and their parents/guardians are informed by newsletter about resources relating to academic assistance, college readiness, financial aid and other scholarships. In-school liaisons work with students who need additional assistance, and rewards are given for achievement and overcoming challenges.