Foundation giving $3.5M to Detroit Promise
A foundation in the region is giving $3.5 million to the Detroit Promise scholarship program to help high school graduates pay their college tuition.
The grant by the Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation was announced this week.
Scholarships will cover tuition and other costs at two-year colleges or four-year universities that are not covered by state and federal grants.
The program is open to students in public, charter or private schools. Students must live in Detroit and spend their final two years at high schools in the city. They can attend five participating community colleges or 17 four-year universities.
The program is being administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Michigan Education Excellence foundation.