The Detroit Compact Scholarship Program
The Detroit Compact Scholarship Program is designed to assist Detroit Public School students to achieve job and college-readiness. Oakland University and The Detroit Compact Partnership (a voluntary group of business, community organizations and government agencies) fund at least five scholarships annually.
The Compact scholarship not only granted me the opportunity to receive a university education but gave me the appropriate tools and resources needed to make a successful transition from high school to college. The scholarship relieved the financial burden that hinders many student academic performance. As a senior in college it is hard to realize that this opportunity was made possible by a commitment given to me in high school. Compact has given me much more than tuition, it has given me the keys to achieve a successful future.
~Yakela Roberson, Senior