The Detroit Scholarship Fund (DSF), administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber, ensures that any Detroit-resident student graduating in the spring of 2013 from a high school in the city of Detroit will have a tuition-free path to an associate degree or technical certificate at any one of five participating community colleges.
In 2011, Governor Rick Snyder announced his intention to provide Detroit high school graduates with a tuition-free path to an associate degree or technical certificate. The Detroit Regional Chamber is now pleased to administer the new Detroit Scholarship Fund to fulfill the Governor’s pledge.
How do I qualify? Register here: Detroit Scholarship Find Registration
- Attend any high school in the city of Detroit for at least two years and graduate in the spring of 2013 (must be a Detroit resident). This includes schools operated by Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and the Education Achievement Authority (EAA), as well as self-governing, charter, private, alternative, and parochial schools.
- Successfully complete and submit the FAFSA by June 30, 2013.
- Register for the DSF by June 30, 2013.
- Be admitted to a participating community college.
- Participate in the mandatory student academic success activities as outlined by the participating community colleges. This may include orientation sessions, study groups and/or classes on academic success.
How does it work?
Students must complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to secure any federal Pell and state Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) funding for which they may be eligible. The DSF will cover any difference between the full cost of tuition plus mandatory fees and the amount of Pell and TIP grants offered to the student at the participating community colleges (listed below). Students will not need to take out loans or apply other scholarship dollars toward their tuition and mandatory fees beyond what they receive in Pell and TIP funding.
Once enrolled at a participating community college, students must complete at least 24 credit hours per year that meet Pell-eligibility, satisfactory academic progress, and satisfactory academic standing.
Participating Community Colleges:
- Henry Ford Community College
- Macomb Community College
- Oakland Community College
- Schoolcraft College
- Wayne County Community College District
Please visit these sites to learn more about programs of interest and how to apply for admission.