Detroit Compact Scholarship Program

Detroit Compact is a voluntary partnership of over 100 businesses, community organizations, government agencies and public schools that was developed to assist Detroit public school students in achieving job and college readiness.

Recipient Selection

Detroit Public Schools (DPS) high schools select the recipients of Detroit Compact Scholarships. Upon enrollment in the ninth grade (tenth grade if the ninth grade was completed at a middle school) in a DPS high school, all students should contact the school's Compact coordinator concerning enrollment in the Detroit Compact Scholarship Program.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Detroit Compact Scholarship at Eastern Michigan University, DPS high school graduates must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Attain a composite minimum score of 21 on the ACT (or equivalent SAT score).
  • Maintain a 95% attendance record in high school.
  • Have no major discipline violations as defined by the high school student code of conduct.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Be granted regular admittance to EMU.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA while enrolled at EMU.
  • Maintain continuous full-time enrollment at EMU (twelve or more credit hours per semester) until graduation, but not later than four years from the date of enrollment.

Role of Eastern Michigan University

Once a student has committed to attending Eastern Michigan University and enrolls, the University's Office of Financial Aid administers the funds. The award is available to cover the cost of tuition and fees that remains unpaid by other gift aid for up to four years or a maximum of 124 credit hours.

In addition, the Department of Academic Success Partnerships will:

  • Coordinate opportunities for service learning.
  • Provide a supportive learning environment.
  • Provide academic assistance.

Scholarship Renewal

To receive and renew the Detroit Compact Scholarship, students must:

  • Meet the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) required by all financial aid recipients.
  • Enroll full-time (at least 12 credit hours) each Fall and Winter semester.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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