Hello!

Thank you to everyone who completed the SAT Prep sign up survey last week. We are in the process of finalizing session times and will inform you of your final session in the next couple weeks. If you did not complete the survey, please do so as soon as possible. If we don't have a response from a student, we will manually assign students to an open session.

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! 

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
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • REMINDER: SAT Prep with The Princeton Review
  • ICYMI: DRDFS Fundraising Weeks
  • REMINDER: Free Tutor.com Account
  • Resource Spotlight: Webinar Opportunity: "College Admissions - What to Look For And How to Get In!"
  • Featured Resources
NEW: SAT PREP WITH THE PRINCETON REVIEW
SAT Prep sessions with The Princeton Review will be split into groups for each session day. In order to maintain program and scholarship eligibility, students must attend the SAT Prep sessions. 

  • Session #1 will take place on Wednesday, February 24.

  • Session #2 will take place on Wednesday, March 3 OR Thursday, March 4. You will only complete SAT prep one of these two days, so please select the times that work best for your schedule.


Before the sessions occur, DRDFS will be mailing SAT prep materials 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.
ICYMI: DRDFS FUNDRAISING WEEKS
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!
REMINDER: FREE TUTOR.COM ACCOUNT
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.
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: WEBINAR OPPORTUNITY: "COLLEGE ADMISSIONS - WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND HOW TO GET IN"
International College Counselors is hosting a webinar for students and their parents:

Topic: College Admissions - What to Look For And How to Get In!
When: Wednesday, February 3 @ 7:00 PM
How to join: Register here

The college admissions process can seem confusing and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Join for a free webinar where parents and students will learn some of the following:

  • How the coronavirus has impacted college admissions
  • What students need to do in high school in order to stand out, improve their odds of admission, and make a college want them
  • What students should look for in selecting a college
  • The role grades, standardized tests, course load, and extracurricular activities play in order for students to get into the college of their choice
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