DCAN Update | November 23, 2021
GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that takes place on Nov. 30, 2021. This global movement unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We encourage you to donate as early as today!
DCAN is excited to participate in Giving Tuesday for the third year. Your giving has a significant impact on our mission to: 

  • Help high school counselors and advisers create more college access experiences for their students.
  • Support students and the community with high-quality SAT preparation, college exposure, and more.
  • Support our student initiatives that help them create college lists and connect them with skilled trade opportunities

If you believe in our mission, please chip in HERE with as little as $10, if able. Our goal is to raise $2,000 by December 3rd.
November is Scholarship Month!
Full Circle and Tribal College Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.
DeuceMan Strong Memorial Scholarship

The DeuceMan Strong Memorial Scholarship awards $1000 to residents of the Detroit Metropolitan area, who have been accepted into an accredited college, university, and have intentions to major in art. You must be a graduating high school student.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts. Recipients will receive $1000 an all-expenses-paid weekend to a Symposium on Race at Princeton University.
Sign Up Your School by December 3rd!
The College “Fit” Project is a pilot campaign to engage learning how to determine the best "fit" schools. The Detroit College Match tool focuses on the academic alignment for match, reach and safety in conjunction with African American graduation rates, it does not however take into account the social-emotional disparagement that students endure embarking on their post graduation journeys.

The campaign will not only educate and elevate important factors that affect enrollment but will also develop critical thinking and knowledge application needed for college research. Students will use detroitcollegematch.com and a word bank to support determining a college list.

This project is designed for both middle and high school students. Register your school today to compete for up to $800 in prizes!
Join us for our Virtual December Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, December 7th from 10-1:30 PM over zoom! The theme of this event will be "Paying for College." This event has been submitted for SCECH credits.

Here is the tentative agenda:

  • 10-10:3oa: DCAN Welcome
  • 10:30-11:15a FAFSA Tips 2022-23 (45 minutes)
  • 11:15-11:25a Breakout to Strategize FAFSA Completion (10 mins)
  • 11:25-11:40a Break (15 minutes)
  • 11:40-12:10p How to Improve Scholarship Submissions (30 minutes) 
  • 12:10-12:20 - Break (15 mins)
  • 12:20 - 1:20 Paying for College Presentation & Panel
  • 1:20-1:45p: Q & A
  • 1:45: Wrap Up
Friday, November 26th is Native American Heritage Day. At DCAN, we celebrate and honor the cultures, traditions, and contributions of Indigenous people. Michigan has three Tribal Colleges:

Each college offers a variety of educational opportunities to meet the needs of the tribes and communities of Michigan. They also work with the local communities on projects in the areas of agriculture, economic development, language revitalization, research and more. To learn more about each tribal college, click the links above!
We are Grateful for You!
DCAN wishes all of you a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

We are grateful for your support of DCAN, our mission, and the students we all serve together. We know you all work hard and are in need of a much deserved break.

Catch up with family, binge watch that show, take a few naps, run a turkey trot (if that's your thing), and return to work next week ready to push our students through to the winter break.
Our friends at MCAN are looking to fill multiple positions.

Share this with someone you know who is looking to get involved in college access and success statewide or apply today!
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