Hello!

I hope you are doing well this snowy Tuesday! I'm still feeling more confident and prepared for networking after last week's Etiquette Workshop with Jacqueline Baker! I hope you are too -- be sure to check out the recording below in case you missed it! Please read the highlighted section below to make sure you've completed the required steps -- your DFS photo upload in your dress shirt is due today!

Check out our other updates below - including a resource spotlight on HBCU Conversations for Black History Month! Additionally, the Winter Milestone Survey is live -- please complete it as soon as possible!

As always, reach out if you need anything. We are happy to assist in any way that we can!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: Etiquette Workshop Recap & REQUIRED NEXT STEPS
  • NEW: Winter Milestone Survey - Required by 2/26
  • NEW: Scholarship Displacement Series - Part 2
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • NEW: Upcoming DRDFS Fundraising Weeks
  • Resource Spotlight: HBCU Conversations
  • Featured Resources
NEW: ETIQUETTE WORKSHOP RECAP & REQUIRED NEXT STEPS
Last Thursday, DRDFS and Jacqueline M. Baker hosted the Virtual Etiquette Workshop with the Class of 2021. If you missed the session, be sure to watch it here!

To be counted for participation, whether you joined us live or not, be sure to complete the following steps to avoid an absence:

  • Take a professional photo wearing your DRDFS dress shirt (no selfies) and upload it here by 2/16!


  • Write and mail your DFS Supporter Thank You Card that you received in your box (boxes shipped on 2/3).
NEW: DRDFS WINTER MILESTONE SURVEY
How are you feeling about the school year? What does your current school schedule look like? DRDFS remains committed to supporting you now and as you prepare for life after high school.

In order for us to best support you and plan ahead for programming (including Suited for Success - our annual celebration of seniors' post-secondary decisions!), please complete this required survey no later than February 26. Your answers are confidential and will be used to determine support that DRDFS may be able to provide.
NEW: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES - PART 2
Welcome back for the second part of Scholarship Displacement in The Next Level Scholars Financial Classroom.

Now that you know what scholarship displacement is, I'm sure you're wondering, "how do you know if any of your scholarship awards are getting displaced at your post-secondary institution?" Let's learn how!

Did you miss part one of the scholarship displacement series? Be sure to check it out here!
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
“When determining your future career field, do not over analyze your options. Simply following whatever you are most passionate about will make you successful! You will be able to wake up every day and do something that fulfills your soul and that is what matters! Choose the path that makes YOU most happy and content.” 
NEW: UPCOMING 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.
 
Upcoming High School Fundraising Weeks:

  • Romulus: February 22 – 26
  • Henry Ford II and Stevenson: March 1 - 5
 
Check with your adviser if you have any questions!
RESOUCE SPOTLIGHT: HBCU CONVERSATIONS
Join 8+ HBCU's (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) on Saturday, February 20th at 12pm EST for HBCU Conversations: Virtual HBCU College Fair part 3.

4 HBCU Recruiters will explain more about their schools and 4+ HBCU Graduates and Current Students will share their experiences.

Middle and high school students, student counselors, parents, and even current college students can ask questions in real-time via Facebook and YouTube Live!

Interested in attending? This is a FREE event, register now!

Check out the past sessions on YouTube to learn more.
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