Hello!

This week is a busy one for DRDFS Staff. We are hosting our first ever Virtual Celebration Luncheon, happening on Thursday, March 18 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Interested in watching live? Register here to tune in to the Livestream, you may just catch a glimpse of yourself or one of your classmates during the show. Please share the registration with your family, friends and teachers!

Don't forget, you still have access to view the recordings from SAT Prep with The Princeton Review (more on that below). Students who were unable to attend SAT Prep sessions live will be hearing from DRDFS this week about next steps.

As always, please feel welcome to reach out with any questions or concerns!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: Scholarship Opportunity - 2021 Kelsey's Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
  • REMINDER: SAT Prep Recordings & Practice Tests with The Princeton Review
  • ICYMI: Get Schooled: The Best Questions To Ask Current Students At Colleges You’re Considering
  • REMINDER: Free Tutor.com Account
  • Resource Spotlight: Student Success Webinar Series with Tutor.com - Stress Management
  • Featured Resources
NEW: SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY - 2021 KELSEY’S LAW DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP
In April, $5,000 worth of scholarships will be awarded to Michigan students. Applicants are asked to submit a persuasive message that shows how you would convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving.

Criteria for applying:
  • Open to 11th and 12th grade students (Class of 2021 and 2022) attending any public or private Michigan high school (finalists will be required to provide proof of enrollment with a student I.D. or transcript).
  • Applicant must be a Michigan resident with a valid Michigan driver’s license.
  • If under the age of 18 by April 15, 2021, a parental consent form must be signed by a parent or guardian if you are selected as a finalist.
Interested in applying? Learn more here and submit your application by the deadline: March 31, 2021.

Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship finalists will be notified by April 12th, 2021 and winners will be announced sometime during April, 2021.
REMINDER: SAT PREP SESSION RECORDINGS & PRACTICE TESTS
Don't forget! Junior Next Level Scholars still have access to their Princeton Review Portal.

Want to go back and watch a recording? View the session slides? Take a practice test? Log-in to your account using your email address and password emailed to you before our live sessions took place.

Can't find that email? Reach out to Marissa for help at mdangelo@drdfs.org.
ICYMI: GET SCHOOLED: THE BEST QUESTIONS TO ASK CURRENT STUDENTS AT COLLEGES YOU'RE CONSIDERING
As you research colleges, you'll find that most colleges know how to make their campus look and sound amazing on paper. The common spiel right now goes something like this: We have top academic programs, dedicated professors, and a commitment to safe and accessible learning during COVID-19! Love it - but what is it really like being a student at that college?

If you’re the kind of person who likes to hear things from the source - your best bet is chatting with current students at colleges you’re considering. Get Schooled has you covered with this list of questions and ways to get in touch with current students at the post-secondary institutions on your list.
REMINDER: FREE TUTOR.COM ACCOUNT
This is a reminder to you that as a Next Level Scholar with Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars, you have access to FREE online tutoring to help you with your classes this year.

Tutors can help you prepare for exams on key topics and concepts. Tutors are available on demand, 24/7. Simply go to www.tutor.com/drdfs and get connected with a tutor today!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: FREE STRESS MANAGEMENT WEBINAR WITH TUTOR.COM
Can't attend live? Register anyway! This session will be recorded and distributed to all registrants.
Looking to reduce stress? If you've ever been stressed and weren't sure how to deal, this webinar brought to you by Tutor.com's Student Success Webinar Series is for you. Taking place Wednesday, March 17 @ 5:00 PM. Get free, helpful guidance on:

  • Best practices for avoiding stress
  • Wellness strategies to help you cope
  • Time management and organization tips to alleviate stress
  • Support resources you can leverage

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! Register here!
FEATURED RESOURCES:

  • 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