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Detroit Drives Degrees Announces Fellowship to Center Student Voices

March 18, 2024

Updated April 10, 2024.

The application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 22.

The Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit Drives Degrees (D3) are pleased to announce the launch of the Detroit Regional Postsecondary Student Advisory Fellowship (PSAF). This program centers students’  voices in D3 decision-making by providing a year-long paid experience for postsecondary students interested in education and workforce access and policy conversations in the Detroit Region.

Fellows have exclusive access to professional development and networking opportunities with their cohort as well as education and business industry leaders. A variety of virtual and in-person opportunities will be available, including professional networking events, roundtable discussions, campus and employer tours, and more. All events will be hosted or sponsored by the Chamber or its member organizations.

By the end of the program year, Fellows will increase their confidence in navigating education and business decision-making processes, enjoy a more robust and diverse professional network, understand current issues in the regional postsecondary and workforce landscape, and possess the skills to advocate for access, equity, and inclusion in various environments.


To be eligible, Fellows must be enrolled or plan to enroll at a postsecondary institution (apprenticeship, trade school, community college, or university) in the Detroit Region or have a permanent Detroit-area address and be willing to commit to year-long participation.

Interested students can learn more and complete an application here by April 15. Application review begins in mid-April, with decisions announced in early May.

If you are a Chamber member organization interested in postsecondary student voices in your next meeting or would like to host an event for students, contact Amber Greenway Neher, Director of Student Success and Postsecondary Partnerships, at 248.376.5759 or