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The Detroit Scholarship Fund

An overview of the Detroit Scholarship Fund guidelines, information on how to register, and reasons why students should take advantage of this opportunity.

Carolyn Cole

on 3 November 2015

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Transcript of The Detroit Scholarship Fund

Should I find a job?
The Detroit Scholarship Fund

Detroit High School Senior
Class of 2014

The Detroit Scholarship Fund (DSF)
Your Dream Lifestyle
Your Earnings

Stacy Boone and Monica Rodriguez
DSF Coordinators


Why Community College?
Most jobs that pay a livable wage require you to have at least an associate's degree or technical certificate.
In most cases, your credits will transfer to four year bachelor's degree granting institutions.
You can use it as an opportunity to become familiar with college life.
Smaller class sizes and easier access to professors.
Academic support to ensure you complete your degree.
Many are located close to home and can help you save money on transportation, moving, and room and board costs.
Should I go to college?
Can I afford college?
Is it too late to apply?
Source: Brookings Institute (2009, 2011) and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012)
21.5% - Detroit unemployment rate high school diploma or less (almost 1 in 4 people)
Average income with a high school diploma: $25,000 a year
The average American household earning this amount before taxes spent
a year on food, shelter, utilities, gas, car payments, health care, and social security.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/cex/csxann09.pdf
Institute of Education Science
Could you support your dream lifestyle with your earnings?
Top job postings in 2012:
Registered Nurses - 9,107 - $69,110 salary
Software Developers - 8,561 - $92,080 salary
Accountants and Auditors - 4,224 - $70,130 salary
Source: Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (2013)
7.9% - U.S. unemployment rate
It Will Be Difficult to Get a Job
A Better Chance of Landing a Job

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Who is eligible?
Spring 2014 graduates of Detroit high schools (must be a Detroit resident and have attended a Detroit high school for at least 2 years).

What is it?
A scholarship to help cover all tuition and mandatory fees for an associate's degree or technical certificate at 5 Michigan community colleges:

-Henry Ford CC
-Macomb CC
-Oakland CC
-Wayne County CC
-Schoolcraft College

As a DSF Scholar, you will have access to resources at the community colleges to ensure you complete your degree.
*Salaries reflect earning potential, not initial earnings
Only a High School Diploma or G.E.D.?
Associate's Degree or Technical Certificate
Take Out Your Cellphones!

Do all of these things by
June 30, 2014
1. Register online with the Detroit Scholarship Fund at www.detroitscholarshipfund.com

2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov and list the 5 participating community colleges.

3. Be accepted to a participating community college and graduate on time.
How Do I Get the Scholarship?
An Example of How the DSF Could Work
What is the FAFSA?
Work After Graduation or Go to College
Register online or
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