AAA and DPS Announce New Driver’s Education Scholarship Program

75 Scholarships Available for DPS Students

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AAA Michigan and Detroit Public Schools have kicked off a new Driver’s Education Scholarship Program. AAA is providing the funding for 75 Driver’s Education Scholarships to help DPS students who may need financial assistance to pay for their driver’s education training and an important step to attaining a Michigan driver’s license. This is part of AAA Michigan’s ongoing commitment to Detroit’s comeback and financial donations totaling over $288K in the last two years in support of multiple public safety efforts in the city.

This opportunity is open to all DPS high school students. Scholarships are currently being distributed to students on a first-come, first-served basis upon completion of an application. Over 46 percent of the scholarships have already been awarded to DPS students. Scholarship recommendations can also be made by principals and teachers.

Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship by March 9, 2015 in order to register for the spring and summer sessions. For scholarship questions, call 313-240-4377 (4DPS) or visit The next Driver’s Education course begins on April 13, 2015. (See attached Scholarship Application and Driver’s Education schedule for upcoming course dates.)

“AAA is proud to continue its support of Detroit Public Schools students,” said Chuck Podowski, President and CEO, The Auto Club Group. “The donation of these scholarships represents our long-standing belief in the value of education, which includes learning to drive safely. We hope our assistance will allow more teen drivers to increase their independence, expand their employment opportunities, and further their education.”

AAA Michigan is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG), the second largest AAA club in North America with headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada. Like us on Facebook:

Detroit Public Schools is creating Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools at 97 campuses with a mission to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high-quality, challenging and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society. DPS offers a wide variety of educational advantages to students and parents including Individualized Learning Maps for all students. New this year, arts/music and sports leagues for boys and girls are being offered at every elementary/middle school. Prekindergarten offerings have been expanded to 70 schools across the district for all qualified 4-year-olds. Twenty-one schools are now open as Community Schools, offering extended hours and services. Students in grades 8-12 enjoy take-home Netbooks and students in grades 6 and up have access to Netbooks in school. An outstanding Fine Arts program with instrumental music, vocal music and dance is also offered. Ongoing advantages include eight parent resource centers, Parent University and additional parenting programs, enhanced safety initiatives, a district-wide Customer Service focus, nine Detroit Rising College Preparatory Schools and DPS-authorized charter schools led by educators with proven track records of raising achievement. In 2014, DPS graduates earned $138 million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about Detroit Public Schools, visit or call 313-240-4DPS.

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