Hello!

We hope you had a chance to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather yesterday!

We are extending our photo contest for one FINAL week. Submit a photo of yourself in your DRDFS t-shirt for a chance to win a prize! Winners will be announced in next week's newsletter!

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: Suited for Success - SAVE THE DATE!
  • NEW: Scholarship Displacement Series - Part 5
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • REMINDER: Free 24/7 Tutoring with Tutor.com
  • Resource Spotlight: Student Success Webinar Series with Tutor.com - Critical Thinking & Research Skills
  • Featured Resources
NEW: SUITED FOR SUCCESS - SAVE THE DATE!
Save the date for our next virtual event, Suited for Success! This event is to celebrate you, the Class of 2021 Next Level Scholars!

The event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, April 28. Programming will include:

  • Alumni Panel
  • Adviser Awards
  • Perfect Attendance Recognition
  • Student Post-Secondary Announcements

More details to come! Be sure to mark this on your calendar!
NEW: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES - PART 5
Welcome back for the fifth part of Scholarship Displacement Series in The Next Level Scholars Financial Classroom. In this part of the series, Erin gives a brief recap of what scholarship displacement is, how to spot it and next steps! Watch part five here and then get ready for another poll!

Ready for another round of testing your knowledge of Scholarship Displacement? Answer these poll questions below in preparation for the Senior Matriculation Survey that you will complete over the summer.
SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT: TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
What is scholarship displacement?
When a private scholarship reduces other financial aid
When a private scholarship increases other aid I am eligible for
How do I spot scholarship displacement?
If my financial gap doesn't decrease but my other aid does, it is displacement
If other aid increases
I'm not sure
What do I do first if I see scholarship displacement occurring?
I first talk to the financial aid office to have my scholarship fill my gap
I first talk to DRDFS to put my scholarship on hold
Who can advocate on my behalf the best?
Next Level Scholars staff
My NLS Adviser
Myself
ICYMI: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES, PARTS 1-4
Did you miss a prior session and want to get up to speed? Check them out:
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
“When making decisions about your future, it is easy to get caught up in what others want you to become or what they think is best for you. It is important to hear their opinions and take note of them but remember that every decision you make should be according to your own personal goals and plans for your life. Do not get lost in someone else’s dream. Be who you want to be! Become the best, most joyful version of yourself!” 
REMINDER: TUTOR.COM FOR NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS
How are classes going? Could you use some help to get your grades up?

Don't forget about your FREE account and log in at tutor.com/drdfs to chat with a tutor in less than 2 minutes.

Not sure how to log-in to your account? Contact Marissa today!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: STUDENT SUCCESS WEBINAR SERIES WITH TUTOR.COM - CRITICAL THINKING & RESEARCH SKILLS
Can't attend live? This session will be recorded and distributed to all registrants.
Want to become an independent learner? Join Tutor.com for another Student Success webinar opportunity to learn about the characteristics of true critical thinkers, and find out how you can:

  • Critically analyze sources 
  • Evaluate evidence to support your claims 
  • Identify assumptions and biases 
  • Understand what plagiarism looks like

This session is hosted by Tutor.com's friendly Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation, so stick around at the end!

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