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Although this is not how we anticipated celebrating your senior year and all that you achieved throughout your 3 years within the Next Level Scholars program, we are excited to bring you this newsletter and some virtual programming this spring. We will be sharing more with you over the coming weeks as you take your education to the next level and officially become a part of the Dollars for Scholars alumni network! 

In this newsletter, we’ll share resources, tips and tricks, along with providing a space for Next Level Scholars to connect. Whether through social media challenges, a virtual Suited for Success celebration coming to your home, or a mini-series to get you ready for college success, we’re here for you! So read on to find out more and be sure to stay connected with your Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars network.

Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
  • Suited for Success Celebration: Coming to Your Home!
  • Top Requested Support: Success in College
  • Adviser Appreciation Survey: Complete Today!
  • Featured Resources
  • Flashback: Your First DFS Event
  • Quick Poll: What's Your Quarantine Routine?
VIRTUAL SUITED FOR SUCCESS
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars is celebrating the Class of 2020!

Since we can't all be together to celebrate this huge milestone, we're sending the celebration to YOU. More details to come!

If you have recently made your post-secondary decision, and have not notified Dollars for Scholars, please complete this survey, so we have the details we need to send Suited for Success to your home!
SUCCESS IN COLLEGE
You asked for it, so we have compiled some resources to support you! The most requested topic on the senior Next Level Scholars survey was success in college . Did you know that being a part of Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars continues after high school graduation? Take a minute to check out some of these resources below:

  • Schedule an advising check in to talk about your post-secondary plan with Erin Vogel, DRDFS Alumni and Awards Manager

  • Check out this calendar for student webinar opportunities on a variety of topics. We also have this calendar with additional scholarship opportunities/deadlines. (Tip: you can add these calendars to your google calendar from the button on the bottom right corner.)

  • Click here to review our list of additional college success resources.
DFS ADVISER APPRECIATION
It's that time of year again! Your advisers are also missing out on all of the fun we had planned this year. Please take some time to brighten their day by completing the short survey on the link below by 4/24/20 .
FEATURED RESOURCES
  • Feeling stressed? Anxious? Headspace has tons of free meditation, mindfulness and other resources, just for Michigan residents. Try it out and let us know what you think! DFS meditation session?

  • If you or your family are in need of any resources, please reach out to us at any time or explore this list of COVID-19 Resources.

  • Check out this list of updates to deposit deadlines and other post-secondary changes at institutions due to the impacts of COVID-19.
FLASHBACK: PROJECT RUNWAY 2018
Do you remember your first event with Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars? Project Runway took place for the Class of 2020 at EMU on May 2, 2018. You met Jacqueline Baker for the first time, learned about the cost of college and more. Here are 2 quotes from the survey you completed after the event:

" Thank you for letting me be a part of this amazing program!" - India L., Clintondale

"I joined DFS because it gives me an opportunity to explore post-secondary education options." -Maria B., Henry Ford II

We have loved having all of you in the Next Level Scholars program the last 3 years and are proud of all you have accomplished! We can't wait to continue to support you in your next level of education!
WHAT'S YOUR QUARANTINE ROUTINE?
What have you been doing during this time to stay busy?
Making TikToks
Naps. Lots of Naps!
FaceTiming Friends
Eating too many snacks
Playing Animal Crossing/other Videogames
Watching Netflix