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DETROIT DREAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND

LET'S MAKE IT A DOZEN

UPDATE: JUST FIVE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL MAKE IT A DETROIT DOZEN!

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In his continuing partnership with the College for Creative Studies and the Dream Fund, Mitch Albom has donated $60,000 to establish the Detroit Dream Scholars Award. But there's a catch: he's challenged 11 other donors in the arts and business communities to join him to build the 'Detroit Dozen' in scholarships for a CSS education.

"Talent is not the issue in Detroit. There are so many gifted young people. The problem is access and affordability,” says Albom. “While I am excited about the work we are doing with the Detroit Dream Scholars Fund, I’d like to challenge my friends in the arts to make a similar commitment. Michigan is full of other authors, musicians, actors and visual artists who have been nurtured by this community. I’d like 11 of my friends from the arts and business communities to join me so that we can provide ‘Detroit Dozen’ scholarships to get a CCS education.”

The Detroit Dream Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships for students from Detroit to attend CCS as undergraduates. The "Detroit Dozen" will provide opportunity to twelve deserving students without financial means to attend CCS as undergraduates. Each scholarship recipient is required to work on a public art project in the summer as a way of giving back to the City of Detroit.

The recipient of the 2011 scholarship is Sherell Garrison. She is a graduate of the Detroit School of the Arts High School and she is majoring in Fine Arts at CCS. Other courses of undergraduate study at CCS include: Advertising, Illustration, Graphic Design, Transportation Design, Product Design, Entertainment Arts, Art Education, Interior Design, Photography and Crafts.

The 2011 inaugural scholarship was celebrated with a reception on Thursday, September 22 at CCS’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education.

For more information about scholarships at CCS, visit www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/support/help.

Detroit Dream Scholars Reception

Event Date/Time: 
09/19/2013 - 1:00pm

Join us for Mitch Albom's Detroit Dream Scholars reception on September 19th at 1 PM. The event will take place at the Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies at 301 Frederick Douglass Ave. Detroit, MI 48202.

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A new generation of creativity blossoms with Detroit Dream Scholars

Mitch Albom's Detroit Dream Scholars Fund provides scholarships for students from Detroit to attend the College for Creative Studies as undergraduates. 

Detroit Dream Scholars Ceremony



Detroit Dream Scholars Ceremony


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Ways to give

Online  or call 313.664.7864

  •  Fund a $60,000 scholarship over four years ($15,000 per year for 4 years) and become a member of the “Detroit Dozen” Mitch Albom Detroit Dream Scholars donors.
  •  Make a gift or pledge of any amount to the Detroit Dream Scholars Fund, to be used in combination with other gifts. 

CCS is a 501 (C)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.  Scholarship donations should be made directly to CCS who will in turn award funds to the selected winners.


Your Giving Report

Donors: 37

Scholarships: 7/12

Total Donations: $435,000

THANK YOU to all of our donors!!


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