Detroit Scholarship Fund

What is the Detroit Scholarship Fund?

The Detroit Scholarship Fund (DSF), administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber, ensures that any Detroit-resident student graduating in the spring of 2014 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 Detroit Scholarship Fund to fulfill the Governor’s pledge.

*Students should check with their school to ensure that their desired degree or technical certificate is Pell-eligible. Programs that are not Pell-eligible will not be covered by the Detroit Scholarship Fund.

How do I qualify?

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  • Attend any high school in the city of Detroit for at least two years and graduate from a Detroit high school in the spring of 2014 (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, 2014.
  • Register for the DSF by June 30, 2014.
  • 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.