DCAN Update | September 9, 2021
DCAN 2021-22 YEAR
Let Us Know How We Can Support You
Detroit College Access Network wants to hear from you!

We created a Program Interest Form for the 2021-22 academic year so you can let us know which DCAN programs are of interest to you as professionals and for your students.

DCAN will provide you with all the information you need to be involved based on this short form before each program begins!
Apply for up to $5000 in Funding
Michigan College Access Network is currently accepting applications for the High School Innovation Grants program (formerly Reach Higher High School Grants), which will provide support to high schools focused on changing systems that perpetuate inequity in postsecondary pathways.

Throughout the High School Innovation Grants series, schools can expect to:

  • Build a strong, collaborative school or district-wide team focused on postsecondary education access and success
  • Focus on sustainable, systems-wide solutions to accelerate progress towards Sixty by 30
  • Continuously use data to identify and investigate areas of improvement
  • Facilitate continued progress towards Sixty by 30 beyond the grant period

The application deadline is October 17th, 2021. Please direct any questions to
Autumn Kearney at autumn@micollegeaccess.org.
Virtual Conference This Friday!
This free event for high school counselors on Sept. 10 features a short introduction from each of the 15 public universities in Michigan, as well as five different information sessions with three schools presenting at each session. You will be able to switch between virtual rooms depending on which school sessions you would like to attend! The session begins at 9 AM this Friday, September 10th.
Action Required!
We're changing the format of our newsletter! Instead of general weekly updates, we will be adding periodic changes based on our various audiences. Here is how the schedule will go.

  • Info for students, parents, and families (Monthly)
  • Info for Professionals and Counselors (Weekly)
  • Info for Funders and Donors (Quarterly)
  • General Network Updates (Monthly)

You will need to re-subscribe to the new sign-up form or you will no longer receive communication from DCAN. You can add yourself to all the newsletter lists or just pick one that works for you. The new format will go into effect on October 1st. It should only take 30 seconds to fill out the form!
The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. 

The 2022 College Scholarship Program application is open now until November 18, 2021. Email scholarships@jkcf.org with questions.
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