Hello!
We are getting ready for a great 2021 and are so excited to be able to continue to work with you this year! First up, a friendly competition! Check out the photo contest below and submit your best DFS photo today. The first 10 photos will win a $10 gift card -- are you ready? Let's see if the Class of 2021 can outshine sophomores and juniors!

Did you know that as a Next Level Scholar you have an opportunity for additional scholarship funds? DRDFS has two additional scholarships to award to the Class of 2021. Be sure to read below to learn more about each scholarship and the requirements to apply/receive the funds! If you have questions about either of them, please reach out to Erin at evogel@drdfs.org.
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • COMING SOON: Virtual Etiquette Workshop with Jacqueline M. Baker
  • NEW: Next Level Scholars Photo Contest
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • ICYMI: Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Senior Next Level Scholars
  • REMINDER: FREE Tutor.com Account
  • Resource Spotlight: $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship
  • Featured Resources
COMING SOON: VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE SESSION WITH JACQUELINE M. BAKER
Our next virtual event will be a Virtual Etiquette Workshop with Jacqueline M. Baker. Please save the date for this event, an invitation will follow.

  • When: Thursday, February 11 at 3:00 PM
  • Where: Zoom (invitation and meeting details to follow)

Before the workshop occurs, we will be mailing some materials (including a DRDFS dress shirt) to your home. If your address has recently changed, please let us know ASAP by completing this form. Questions? Email Marissa at mdangelo@drdfs.org or text (734) 354-7274.
NEW: NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS PHOTO CONTEST
Since we can't see you at our events in person & capture you in action, we're asking you to submit your own photos to us! Wear your Next Level Scholars T-shirt and upload a selfie (or get someone to take a picture of you at your computer) completing a Next Level Scholars activity such as reading this newsletter, using Tutor.com, going on a virtual campus visit, texting or zooming with your DFS adviser, or some other DFS activity! Submit by January 31 to be entered into our first round of prizes, including gift cards, headphones and Next Level Swag!

Click here to access a PDF version of the flyer.

NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
In moments of doubt, please find solace in knowing all that you have accomplished in life and the many other successes within your future. You are bound for greatness and you must believe that. You must know that you are wildly capable of anything you set your mind to! 
Check your email for a special message from Marketea to learn more about the incentives we'll be mailing out next month and sign up for your required 1:1 with Marketea here.
ICYMI: ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS
PROVOST SCHOLARSHIP FOR BUSINESS
Are you interested in studying business at Eastern Michigan University? Apply for the $40,000 scholarship: $10,000 per year for 4 years, offered only to Next Level Scholars seniors today!

Check out the video below to see last year's Provost Scholarship recipient:
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, you can apply by clicking here! The deadline to apply is January 31!

In order to be eligible, a student must:

  • Have participated in Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars Next Level Scholars their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.
  • Have earned at minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Be planning to enroll at Eastern Michigan University after high school graduation to study Business.
 
THE YOUNG FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOR ART & DESIGN
Exclusive DFS Scholarship Opportunity for Art & Design! If studying art or design at the College for Creative Studies is something you are seriously considering, then I would encourage you to apply for the Young Family Scholarship for Art and Design! The scholarship amount is $8,000/year for 4 years, or $32,000 total!
 
In order to be eligible, a student must:
  • Have participated in Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars Next Level Scholars their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.
  • Have applied to, been accepted to and would like to enroll at the College for Creative Studies for Fall 2021.
  • Have included the College for Creative Studies on the FAFSA.
  • Fully complete all of the scholarship application materials.
 
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, you can apply by clicking here. Applications are due by January 31st
REMINDER: FREE TUTOR.COM ACCOUNT
As you start your countdowns to the end of senior year, make a plan to finish strong! Remember, you have access to FREE online tutoring to help you finish out your classes this year.

Tutors can help you prepare for exams on key topics and concepts. Tutors are available on demand, 24/7. Simply go to www.tutor.com/drdfs
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AMAZON FUTURE ENGINEER SCHOLARSHIP
The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship provides 100 students each year with $40,000 for college and a paid programming internship at Amazon. Join College Greenlight and Amazon to learn more about the Future Engineer Scholarship - an incredible opportunity for high school seniors planning to attain a bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field.

If you're interested in learning more, register for the webinar here.

The application for the scholarship can be found here. The deadline to apply is February 18, 2021.
FEATURED RESOURCES

  • It's not too late to search and apply for some FREE money for post-secondary through additional scholarships!


  • 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