Hello!

We hope you’ll join us virtually this Thursday, March 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM for our first ever Virtual Celebration Luncheon! Throughout the program, we’ll highlight the hard work that you have put in throughout the Next Level Scholars program and celebrate the successes of the Class of 2021! 

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!

As always, please feel welcome to reach out with any questions/concerns!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: DFS Class of 2021 - Apply Incentive Raffle Session
  • NEW: Scholarship Displacement Series - Part 6
  • NEW: Scholarship Opportunity - 2021 Kelsey's Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • ICYMI: Suited for Success - SAVE THE DATE!
  • REMINDER: Free 24/7 Tutoring with Tutor.com
  • Resource Spotlight: Student Success Webinar Series with Tutor.com - Stress Management
  • Featured Resources
NEW: DFS CLASS OF 2021 - APPLY INCENTIVE RAFFLE SESSION
Join your Post-Secondary Transition Coach, Marketea Abbott, for an informal Next Level Scholars Zoom Session:
Friday, March, 26 @ 3:30 PM.

We will be drawing for the final raffle winners based on your post-secondary institution applications and FAFSA submissions. We hope to see you there!
Be sure to register for the meeting link!
NEW: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES - PART 6
Welcome back for the final part of Scholarship Displacement Series in The Next Level Scholars Financial Classroom! In part 6, Erin provides a recap of the series and some questions to be sure to keep in mind as you prep for post-secondary and how scholarship displacement may impact you this coming fall.

Keep your eye out for the Class of 2021 Senior Matriculation Survey this June! Erin will be putting your scholarship displacement knowledge to the test!
ICYMI: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES, PARTS 1-5
Did you miss a prior session and want to get up to speed? Check them out:
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.
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
“Everything you want comes at the cost of hard work and effort. As long as you are prepared to do all the necessary work to succeed, you will make it! Believe in yourself even when others may not.”
ICYMI: 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!
REMINDER: FREE 24/7 TUTORING WITH TUTOR.COM
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
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!
Can't attend live? Register anyway! This session will be recorded and distributed to all registrants.
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