Hello!

Our next virtual event is happening this week! We can't wait to see you dressed for success at our Virtual Etiquette Session with Jacqueline Baker this Thursday 2/11 @ 3:00 PM. If you haven't already, be sure to register for the event in order to get the zoom link to join us.

As you begin to receive financial aid award letters from the post-secondary institutions you've been accepted to, it's time to start thinking about how you will use your DRDFS scholarship. Be sure to check out the new Scholarship Displacement series below, brought to you by Erin Vogel, the DRDFS Awards and Alumni Manager.
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: Scholarship Displacement Series - Part 1
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • REMINDER: Registration for Etiquette Session with Jacqueline M. Baker - HAPPENING THIS WEEK!
  • ICYMI: Virtual College Financial Aid Night(s)
  • REMINDER: Free Tutor.com Account
  • Featured Resources
NEW: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES - PART 1
Have you heard of scholarship displacement?

Scholarship displacement, sometimes called “over-award” by colleges, can impact need-based financial aid awards in the financial aid package from the school, even if the scholarship(s) don’t cover all of their expenses.

Check out part one of this new series, to keep you in the know as you prepare to head off to post-secondary this Fall.
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
“In life you will find a few people who will continuously support you through and through. When life starts to get busy they might become a more distant supporter but this does not mean you give up. Always remember that you can do whatever you set your mind to as long as you work for it! Regardless of anyone’s expectations of you, push yourself, FOR YOU! Your dreams could come true in just a day!” 
REMINDER: VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE SESSION THIS THURSDAY 2/11!
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.

During the session Jacqueline will review tips for networking, interviewing, taking a professional photo and more!

Have you already taken your professional photo in your DFS dress shirt? Upload it to this form by 2/15/21 for your chance to win a raffle!
When: Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Where: Zoom, register today!
ICYMI: VIRTUAL COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT(S)
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. 
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: HBCU VIRTUAL TOURS
Are you familiar with HBCUs?

HBCU stands for “​Historically Black Colleges & Universities​,” institutions of higher learning founded before 1964. 
Their primary mission was originally to provide a safe space where African Americans could receive an 
education following the Civil War, though students of any race or ethnicity may attend an HBCU. There are currently 103 HBCUs in America—half public, half private institutions. 

The Social Engineering Project is hosting a 4 part webinar series which allows students to explore different HBCUs and connect virtually.

Check out the PDF of the flyer here for full dates and times and be sure to register if you are interested in attending and learning more!
REMINDER: FREE TUTOR.COM ACCOUNT
Did you know tutor.com offers real-time writing assistance to help support your success? This includes assistance with college applications. You can connect with writing tutors online 24/7 to prepare an outline, develop your thesis statement, proofread for grammar, and check on your citations.

Don’t have time for a live session? You can also drop off an assignment to get tutor feedback within 12 hours. 
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