Dear Alumni,

Over the past couple weeks, colleges and universities across the country have decided to shut down campus operations, and move classes online for the remainder of the semester in response to COVID-19. We hope this newsletter filled with resources and information will be of use to you as you navigate this unprecedented time. Please take care of yourselves and reach out if there is anything DFS can do to support you during this time. We're here for you!

Kind regards,
Erin, Awards and Alumni Manager

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

  • COVID-19 RESOURCES
  • DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS EMERGENCY FUND
  • DFS SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
  • TIPS FOR ONLINE CLASSES

COVID-19 RESOURCES




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The Dollars for Scholars Alumni Emergency Fund is available to DFS alumni who are currently enrolled in post-secondary education and are being immediately affected by COVID-19. The fund allows students to meet their needs and continue their education.   If you have already received DFS emergency support, you are not eligible to apply for additional funds at this time.
DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP

Please note that a t this time, your Dollars for Scholars Scholarship should not be impacted because of the campus closures/move to online learning. However, if you have questions regarding your financial aid, please contact your institution’s Financial Aid Office.

As of March 23, 2020, if you are eligible for a scholarship renewal, the renewal application will still open as planned on June 1, 2020. Dollars for Scholars will be in touch if anything changes!
8 STRATEGIES FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF AN ONLINE CLASS


1. Treat an online course like a “real” course.
2. Hold yourself accountable.
3. Practice time management.
4. Create a regular study space and stay organized.
5. Eliminate distractions.
6. Figure out how you learn best.
7. Actively participate.
8. Leverage your network.


Would you be interested in a virtual alumni "meet up" or movie night in the next couple weeks?
I'm interested in a virtual meet up
I'm interested in virtual movie night
I'm not interested in either
I have another idea to gather as alumni and will email Erin at evogel@drdfs.org
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