While we are taking a break from Next Level News until 2021, DRDFS staff will still be working and available to assist you during the break. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you have!

We hope you and your families are continuing to stay safe and healthy! Happy Holidays and we look forward to connecting again in the New Year!

Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
(734) 983-8505
  • NEW: Winter Break Checklist
  • LAST CALL: DFS Office Hours
  • ICYMI: College Board's Opportunity Scholarship
  • REMINDER: FREE Tutor.com Account
  • Resource Spotlight: Claim Your Future
  • Featured Resources
We created this checklist to help you keep track of DRDFS program priorities while you take some time to rest and recharge for the coming year!

Winter break is a good time to catch up on any outstanding tasks you may have on your "to-do" list:

  • Take time to refine your college list based on the things you're looking for in a post-secondary institution.

  • If you don't have particular homework assignments to use tutor.com for, consider using it for SAT prep!

  • Complete and submit any outstanding DRDFS program evaluations.*

*Not sure if you have outstanding evaluations? Reach out to Marissa at mdangelo@drdfs.org

Stuck on something with school? Not sure what you should be doing to prepare for post-secondary education? Just want to chat?

Join us during our LAST week of open office hours for 2020!

Register for Wednesday's Session here (3:00 - 4:00 PM on 12/16)

Register for Thursday's Session here (10:00 - 11:00 AM on or 12/17)
This scholarship program is open to all students and it doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative.

Complete these six college planning steps for six separate chances at $500. When you finish all six, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but you can still earn money even if you don’t complete them all:

Class of 2022 students who earn an entry for all six steps in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships (Build, Practice, Explore, Strengthen, Complete, and Apply) will earn a chance at a $40,000 scholarship! Get started today!
We hope your winter break is a restful one! However, it may a good time to sneak in your one required tutoring session with Tutor.com.

Thinking ahead to the SAT? No problem! Tutors are available to help you find test prep resources, practice tests and worksheets to get you on the right path. You’ll work one-to-one with a tutor in an online classroom, where the tutor will share resources, review problems on the interactive whiteboard and provide real-time essay writing tips.

Check out this helpful YouTube video for how to get connect with a tutor and log your session today!
Please note: While tutor.com is a 24/7 tutoring service, they do close for Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2020) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2021). Tutors will be unavailable during that time.
Brought to you by GEAR UP New Hampshire, Claim Your Future® is an online game that encourages exploration of education and training after high school, future careers, and money management.

Claim Your Future encourages students to:
  • Have conversations about their goals and aspirations.
  • Link today’s educational and spending choices to future job options and financial stability.
  • Distinguish between wants and needs and learn to prioritize.
  • Describe benefits of saving and the impact of long-term student debt.
  • 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