Detroit College Promise

What can be more motivating for a student to do well in school than the promise of a scholarship to continue their education. That promise has been made to DPS students for the past five years by an independent organization entitled Detroit College Promise. Under this model, 2017 graduates that:
*  Attended a DPSCD or DPSCD authorized charter school from 9th-12th grade,
*  Lived in Detroit from 9th- 12th grade,
*  Applied for federal financial aid (FAFSA),
*  Have at least a 2.5 GPA, and
are accepted to, and attend, a Michigan college or university, are given the opportunity to apply for financial support for school-related costs. The amount varies, depending upon the funds available.

We are pleased to report that the Detroit College Promise is administered by the DPS Foundation. We welcome the opportunity to carry on the work of board member Dr. Nat Pernick and his staff. We encourage your support of this scholarship program. Since its inception, the Detroit College Promise has made awards to more than 500 DPS graduates. These students are studying in our higher education institutions across the state. They are our future teachers, lawyers, artists, doctors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders. They are the ones who will participate in the continuing revitalization of the city. They deserve our support.

Detroit College Promise Application

Roy S. & Maureen Roberts Scholarship

The first recipient of the Roy and Maureen Roberts Scholarship was Ms. Sabrina Emerenini, a graduating senior at Cass Technical High School selected by the Scholarship Committee as the recipient for 2014. Ms. Emerenini is attending Wayne State University to study pre-med/biology in her quest to become a physician.

The Roy and Maureen Roberts Scholarship Fund was established at the Foundation by friends who wished to honor and recognize Roy’s service to the Detroit Public Schools. Scholarship recipients are selected annually by a scholarship committee of principals, teachers, and counselors, from among students who have been accepted at a four year college or university, have a record of community service, demonstrated leadership ability, and have counselor or teacher recommendations. The Fund continues to accept donations from individuals or agencies that wish to honor Roy Roberts and/or wish to assist average students in their goals to attain a four year degree. Funds may be sent via mail to the Foundation, or donated on line through our website.