Detroit M.A.D.E. Scholars Program


About Detroit M.A.D.E. Scholars Program (M.A.D.E. = Mastering Academics Demonstrating Excellence)

The Detroit M.A.D.E. Scholars Program focuses on college transition, graduation and career development for students who have graduated from Detroit public and charter high schools who also reside in the city of Detroit. The program is an initiative of the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative and is funded by the Gilbert Family Foundation.

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  • Be a resident of Detroit.
  • Graduated from a public or charter high school in Detroit.
  • Be an Admitted Student to Michigan State University.
  • Complete math placement test and non-cognitive variable questions.
  • Commit to live in South Neighborhood for first year (Case, Holden, Wilson and Wonders Halls).
  • Enroll in a First Year Seminar in the Fall Semester
  • Live in the South Neighborhood during the first academic year
  • Attend required quarterly meetings with program staff
  • Maintain Good Academic Standing each year
  • Maintain Satisfactory Participation in cohort designed experiences
  • Submit an end of the year artifact highlighting personal achievement and learning
  • Small supportive community
  • One-on-one advising & engagement with program professionals
  • Early Internship preparation and exposure.
  • Financial support for domestic/ international travel
  • Direct engagement with faculty & graduate students to conduct research.
  • Preparation for professional/graduate school application process.
  • Leadership development for educational & professional enhancement.
  • Ongoing engagement through service and outreach to Detroit.