Hello!
This is our second to last newsletter of 2020 and what a year it has been! The end of the year is also a time to close out tasks and set goals for the new year. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you are on track with Dollars for Scholars:

  1. If you took the SAT this year, submit your score to us by 12/18/20.
  2. Log in to Tutor.com to explore resources and complete at least 1 session OR attend office hours this week to fulfill the requirement together!
  3. Complete the FAFSA! Submit your SAR if you haven't done so already.
  4. Apply to Post-Secondary Institutions & let us know here.

Our number one priority is you - making sure you have everything you need to be successful in life after high school. We'll be reaching out in various ways (including a new coach!) to check in with you and help you reach your goals.

Happy Holidays!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • Special Edition: DFS Office Hours & Tutor.com
  • NEW: Meet Marketea! DFS Post-Secondary Transition Coach
  • FAFSA CHALLENGE: 2021-22 FAFSA SAR Submission
  • ICYMI: DCAN Presents "What's Next? FAFSA Verification & Award Letters"
  • Resource Spotlight: Additional Scholarship Opportunities for DFS Students
  • Featured Resources
SPECIAL EDITION: DFS OFFICE HOURS & TUTOR.COM
Want to win a gift card and complete your Tutor.com requirement? Join this week's special edition of Office Hours! 

How it works:
  • Register for Office Hours on Wednesday (12/9) at 3PM or Thursday (12/10) at 10AM.
 
  • Join the Office Hours zoom session to play a quick trivia game together and then we'll log on to Tutor.com to complete your required session.

  • The first 10 registrants will win a Starbucks gift card! (*Must attend and complete tutor.com session to receive gift card.*)
NEW: MEET MARKETEA! DFS POST-SECONDARY TRANSITION COACH
Marketea will be calling all seniors over the next few weeks to check in on you and your post-secondary plans. Get your questions ready- she is a great resource!

Hello, my name is Marketea Abbott! I am a graduate of Melvindale High School class of 2018. I am also an alumni of the Detroit Regional Dollars For Scholars Program.

I am currently enrolled as a junior at Hope College in Holland, MI. I am pursuing a social work degree to work with teenagers in the foster care system.

I am so eager to begin walking alongside the Next Level Scholars and helping to navigate the post-secondary transition! 
FAFSA CHALLENGE: 2021-2022 FAFSA SAR SUBMISSION
FAFSA CHALLENGE WINNER OF THE WEEK!

PARIS S. FROM LINCOLN!
Congratulations! Check your email for details about your prize!

NEXT WEEK will be our last drawing -- be sure to get your SAR Submission in before then for a chance to win!

*More resources are located in the Google Classroom. If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin at evogel@drdfs.org!* 
ICYMI: DCAN PRESENTS "WHAT'S NEXT? FAFSA VERIFICATION & AWARD LETTERS"
So you submitted your FAFSA application, great job! What's next?

Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) has put together a workshop to help students navigate the next steps after submitting their FAFSA application:

  • Complete FAFSA verification (if required)
  • Receive award letters
  • Compare out of pocket costs
  • Continue applying for scholarships

Need help? DFS is here to assist with all of the above! Check out the recorded presentation and the presentation slides for more info on what your next steps should be.
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR DFS SENIORS
THE PROVOST SCHOLARSHIP FOR BUSINESS
Interested in studying Business at Eastern Michigan University?

You could be awarded $10,000/year to assist in covering your costs at EMU!

The Provost Scholarship for Business is now accepting applications for graduating seniors in the Next Level Scholars program.


Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Award Amount: $10,000/year/4 years
THE YOUNG FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOR
ART & DESIGN
Interested in studying Art and Design at The College for Creative Studies?

You could be awarded $8,000/year to assist in covering your costs at CCS!

The Young Family Scholarship for Art and Design is now accepting applications for graduating seniors in the Next Level Scholars program.


Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Award Amount: $8,000/year/4 years
FEATURED RESOURCES
  • It's not too late to search and apply for some FREE money for post-secondary through additional scholarships!

  • Pro tip when applying for additional scholarships: Keep your scholarship applications ORGANIZED! Check out this handy toolkit from uAspire for tracking scholarship applications, deadlines, and requirements.


  • Check out this calendar for student webinar opportunities.

  • 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