Hello!

We have loved receiving your senior photo in your DRDFS dress shirt and watching videos that were submitted for our annual Celebration Luncheon!

Here's a list of the items that you should have completed by now:

  • Take your professional photo wearing your DRDFS dress shirt and upload it here.
  • Complete the Etiquette Workshop evaluation/reflection.
  • Complete the Winter Milestone survey (which also lets us know where you are at in the planning process for next year so we can get you some gear!)
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Apply to Post-Secondary Institutions (at least 1, ideally 3-9 including Reach, Match and Safety Schools)

We are in the process of checking program participation based on completion of these requirements and we will alert you and your adviser if you are in jeopardy of losing eligibility for your scholarship based on program participation.

Additionally, you should have received a special invitation to the Virtual Celebration Luncheon happening on Thursday, March 18 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Register here to tune in to the Livestream, you may just catch a glimpse of yourself in the show! :) Please share the registration with your family, friends and teachers!

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: Scholarship Displacement Series - Part 4
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • NEW: DCAN's Summer 2021 Opportunity List
  • REMINDER: Free 24/7 Tutoring with Tutor.com
  • Resource Spotlight: Virtual College and Career Fair
  • Featured Resources
NEW: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES - PART 4
Welcome back for the fourth part of Scholarship Displacement Series in The Next Level Scholars Financial Classroom. In this part of the series, Erin reviews an example of possible scholarship displacement.

Be sure to watch part four and then take the poll questions below to test your knowledge! Remember, you are your own best advocate!
TEST YOUR SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT KNOWLEDGE:
Is scholarship displacement happening in this scenario?
Yes, institutional aid is being reduced by the DRDFS scholarship
No, it isn’t
If you saw this happening to you, what should you do FIRST?
Reach out to DRDFS
Reach out to my financial aid office
Where should you scholarship go on your financial aid package, FIRST?
Fill the $1,000 gap
Reduce loans
Reduce Pell Grant
ICYMI: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES, PARTS 1-3
Did you miss a prior session and want to get up to speed? Check them out:
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
“I am confident that your determination and motivation will align you with a future full of success. You are going to positively impact the society we live in and all of the people that surround you. No matter how unsure you may be about your career now or even if you are still undecided on a major, you are going to be such a change agent in this world. Stay focused, you got this!” 
NEW: DCAN'S SUMMER 2021 OPPORTUNITY LIST
Summer is a crucial time for students to explore jobs and summer opportunities.

Check out DCAN's growing list of summer 2021 opportunities available to students. DCAN is adding more information on available internships and summer programs everyday so be sure to bookmark the page!
REMINDER: TUTOR.COM FOR NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS
Did you know tutor.com offers real-time writing assistance to help support your success? 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
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: VIRTUAL COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR
Still working on making your post-secondary decision? Check out this virtual college and career fair opportunity offered by WCCAN (Wayne County College Access Network) .

  • Chat live with representatives from more than 30 colleges, universities & vocational training schools throughout the State of Michigan and around the nation.
  • Find info on grants, loans, FAFSA & scholarships.
  • Ask questions, download information, and seek out the best opportunities for you.
  • Chances to win three $1,000 scholarships!

Happening next Thursday, March 11 from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
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