Hello!

We hope you had a chance to enjoy the first day of spring and all the sunshine it brought this weekend!

Be sure to save the date for our upcoming Virtual Suited for Success. As part of this celebration, DRDFS will be once again mailing a box of goodies to your home! If you have moved/changed addresses since October 2020, please be sure to update your address with us by completing this form ASAP.

Don't forget to register and join your Post-Secondary Transition Coach, Marketea Abbott, for the final raffle as part of our ongoing Apply event this Friday 3/26 @ 3:30! (Link to register down below!)

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: Motivation with Marketea
  • REMINDER: DFS Class of 2021 - Apply Incentive Raffle Session
  • ICYMI: Scholarship Displacement Series - Parts 1-6
  • ICYMI: Scholarship Opportunity - 2021 Kelsey's Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
  • REMINDER: Free 24/7 Tutoring with Tutor.com
  • Resource Spotlight: Southwest Detroit Skilled Trades Fair
  • Featured Resources
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
“Stand firm and proud of yourself for how far you have come and how much further you will go! Remember to put your best foot forward and remain brave!” 
REMINDER: DFS CLASS OF 2021 - APPLY INCENTIVE RAFFLE SESSION
Join your Post-Secondary Transition Coach, Marketea Abbott, for an informal Next Level Scholars Zoom Session:
THIS 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!
ICYMI: SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT SERIES, PARTS 1-6
Want to catch up or refresh yourself on Scholarship Displacement? Check out all parts of the series below. 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 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: FREE 24/7 TUTORING WITH TUTOR.COM
Jumpstart your studies with help from Tutor.com! Next Level Scholars have access to FREE on-demand tutoring.

Make this term a great one by connecting with a tutor today. Tutors are available 24/7 to help!

Log in at www.tutor.com/drdfs
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: SOUTHWEST DETROIT SKILLED TRADES FAIR
Interested in learning more about jobs and training available in construction and skilled trades? Check out this Virtual Skilled Trades Fair, hosted by Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
and Congress of Communities - taking place virtually on Thursday, March 25th from 4:00-6:00pm.

You're welcome to stay for the whole 2 hours, or to just drop in to get a little more information from the partners who will be hosting information breakout rooms.

RSVP here to secure a swag bag and to get updates about the schedule, job opportunities, and more.
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