Thursday, July 16, 2009

Detroit College Promise

I met with the staff and executive director of Detroit College Promise this afternoon. Their program is similar to the Kalamazoo Promise, which offers to pay the college tuition of students from their public schools.

The Detroit College Promise is still fairly small, but that doesn't diminish its importance. Students who participate in it receive $500 scholarship from them. More importantly, they help students target other scholarship and grant opportunities that exist.

Students in the Detroit College Promise receive, on average, $7,000 in scholarship and grants opportunities. This program currently focuses on students at Cody High School (18445 Cathedral), which serves the Warrendale neighborhood.

More information on the Detroit College Promise is available on their web site.
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