Hello!

We are getting ready for a great 2021 and are so excited to be able to work with you this year! First up, a friendly competition! Check out the photo contest below and be on the lookout for some DFS gear headed your way this week. Once it arrives, snap some pics 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 2023 can outshine juniors and seniors!

Lastly, starting tomorrow you will begin to receive text messages from me with a classroom code to join DFS in Google Classroom. As a reminder, you will need a non-school affiliated gmail account to join the classroom.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with questions/concerns!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • REMINDER: DRDFS Orientation - January 27 @ 3:00 PM
  • COMING SOON: Next Level Scholars Photo Contest
  • ICYMI: NACAC's Virtual College Fairs
  • Resource Spotlight: CollegeBoard's BigFuture Days
  • Featured Resources
REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE - DRDFS ORIENTATION
The first official event of the Next Level Scholars program is a zoom orientation! We'll connect with each other, play a trivia game, and give you a chance to get to know us and ask questions.

When: Wednesday, January 27 at 3:00 PM
Where: Zoom (Click here to register!)
COMING SOON: 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! Be on the lookout for a package from DRDFS headed your way with some Next Level Scholars gear.

Once you receive your package, 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, 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.

ICYMI: NACAC'S VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS
While you work on building and refining your college list, take some time to check out an upcoming NACAC Virtual College Fair.

It's easy! Just drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges. Hear about student life, majors and programs, financial aid, scholarships, and more, plus ask questions and text chat.

Sign up now for free at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring to see which colleges and universities are participating. Family members (parents/guardians, siblings, etc.) are welcome to join too!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: COLLEGEBOARD'S BIGFUTURE DAYS
College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.

Who: This event is meant for high school sophomores and juniors, but younger and older students are welcome. We also encourage parents/guardians to join along with their students.

When: Click the events below to learn more about the colleges and states included in that region:



FEATURED RESOURCES:
  • 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