Happy Black History Month! Along with Detroit College Access Network and MCAN, Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars is proud to celebrate Black voices and accomplishments this month but also recognizes that Black history is important year-round. This month we will be sharing more information about HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), influential Black leaders, and events! 

This week we're busy in the office preparing to mail out your Apply Incentives and Etiquette Workshop Boxes! We can't wait for you to get them -- be sure to look out for a UPS delivery later this week and take some pics and upload them here (photo contest extended)! Also check out the google classroom for a sneak peek at your box from Marketea!

Don't forget, seniors are required to register for the zoom Etiquette session on 2/11 here.

ATTENTION Mason High School students: Your Fundraising Week begins NEXT WEEK on Monday, February 8th! Remember the Mason student who raises the most during that week will win a gift card! Stay tuned for more details this week in a special edition of Next Level News!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
(734) 983-8505
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • REMINDER: Registration for Etiquette Session with Jacqueline M. Baker - ACTION REQUIRED!
  • ICYMI: DRDFS Fundraising Weeks
  • Resource Spotlight: Virtual College Financial Aid Night(s)
  • REMINDER: Free Tutor.com Account
  • Featured Resources
“Remaining stagnant is not an option when you have goals you want to meet. Do what you need to do, to get to where you want to be. Remember to stay focused on tasks that are going to elevate you. One day at a time, one step at a time, you can do this!” 
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.
The Virtual Etiquette Workshop with Jacqueline Baker is just around the corner! Be sure to watch this video from Jacqueline to learn more about our plans for the virtual session.

Topics & activities covered:
  • Taking a professional photo (in your DFS dress shirt headed your way!)
  • Writing a thank you note
  • Practicing your elevator speech with some networking
When: Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Where: Zoom, register today!
Throughout the spring, each school will hold their own Fundraising Week! Students will use an easy, online fundraising platform to share their pages with friends, family, social media followers, etc. The student who raises the most by the end of their fundraising week will win a gift card! Stay tuned for more details, and keep an eye out for upcoming fundraising weeks.

High School Fundraising Weeks coming up in the month of February:

  • Mason: February 8 - 12
  • Madison: February 15 - 19
  • Romulus: February 22 - 26

Check with your adviser if you have any questions!
Students and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for a Virtual College Financial Aid Night provided by Treasury’s MI Student Aid team. Sessions will be available every Tuesday and Thursday evening during the month of February from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST. 

Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics:

  • FAFSA application information
  • Federal financial aid programs
  • State financial aid programs
  • Scholarship searching
  • MiSSG Student Portal Accounts

All sessions are open to the public and participants are encouraged to sign up for one session only due to limited space. 
Feeling overwhelmed with school work? Don't forget, all students in the Next Level Scholars program have FREE access to tutor.com's 24/7 on demand tutoring!

Try it out today! If you cannot locate the email with your log-in information, please reach out to Marissa at mdangelo@drdfs.org or send a text to (734) 354-7274.

  • 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