Hello!

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.

If you haven't yet, be sure to take your professional photo wearing your DRDFS dress shirt and upload it here along with completing the Etiquette Workshop evaluation/reflection. Both are program requirements and past due. We will be auditing for perfect attendance based off program requirement completion at the end of the week.

As always, please reach out with any questions/concerns you may have.
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: Senior Parent/Guardian Drop In Zoom Event: Friday 2/26, 12-1 PM
  • NEW: Scholarship Displacement Series - Part 3
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • NEW: MCAN Student Survey - Connect with Post-Secondary Institutions
  • SPOTLIGHT: Free Study Skills Webinar with Tutor.com
  • Resource Spotlight: Black History Month Events with The Wright
  • Featured Resources
NEW: SENIOR PARENT/GUARDIAN DROP-IN ZOOM EVENT
Share with your parent/guardian or other family member! Learn more about how Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars is supporting seniors through the post-secondary planning process. Happening this Friday, 2/26 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Zoom!

Meet the DRDFS Senior Post-Secondary Transition Coach and ask any questions that you have about FAFSA process, post-secondary applications, financial aid award letters, the enrollment process and more. Reach out to mabbott@drdfs.org with questions and click here to register!
NEW: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES - PART 3
Welcome back for the third part of Scholarship Displacement in The Next Level Scholars Financial Classroom.

In this part of the series, Erin explains how to take the next steps of talking to your school's financial aid office about the scholarship displacement and if there are any options to avoid displacing the funds. The key here is that YOU are going to be the best advocate for yourself! Check out part three!

Did you miss a prior session? Check out part one and part two of the scholarship displacement series.
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
“You can be whatever you want to be! As you’ve grown up, your environment and the world around us, has shaped you to be who you are today. Stepping into “life after high school” you will gain a sense of independence that will allow your choices and decisions to continue to mold you. Create a you that you’ll be most proud of. Be smart, be kind… and always be true to YOU! ”
NEW: MCAN STUDENT SURVEY - CONNECT WITH POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
Want to connect with Michigan Post-Secondary Institutions? The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has created a survey that allows you to provide information that will be shared with admissions representatives at colleges and universities with the purpose of recruitment.

The information you provide in the survey, like contact information and academic interests, will be shared with colleges and universities, which they will then use to contact you. It should only take about five minutes to complete, and all students who submit the survey by March 1st, 2021 will be entered to win one of eight $50 Amazon gift cards from MCAN. You can complete the survey at this link: bit.ly/mcansurvey
SPOTLIGHT: FREE STUDY SKILLS WEBINAR WITH TUTOR.COM
Not quite on top of your studies? Learn how to bring better study habits into your routine in this 30-minute Student Success Series webinar, Wednesday, February 24 @ 5:00PM. Topics covered will help you discover:

  • Effective memorization strategies
  • How to avoid cramming
  • Strategic use of notes, pictures, and mind maps
  • The power of wellness in studying (#selfcare)

There will be a brief Q&A session after the presentation, so stick around at the end! Register here!

*Can't make it to the live session? The session will be recorded and distributed to all registrants.
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS WITH THE WRIGHT
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, in recognition of their central role in U.S. history.

Across the nation and around the world, Black History Month serves as a reminder of the resilience of generations of African Americans of all backgrounds who have fought for freedom and justice.

Join The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in their month-long exploration and celebration of African American history, with in-person and online events free of charge.
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