Hello!

We hope you've had a chance to enjoy the warmer days that Spring has brought our way! Get outdoors if you can, take a break from screens, practice a 10 minute meditation, read, or get some physical activity. If your schedule allows, check out this mental health seminar being hosted by Henry Ford college, Wednesday April 7 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM.

Madison High School's Fundraising Week is off to a great start, and runs through Friday! Keep an eye out for the Special Fundraising Editions of Next Level News this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Remember the student who raises the most will win a gift card.

Clintondale High School's Fundraising Week starts next Monday, April 12th! Stay tuned later this week for more information.

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: Financial Aid Award Letters - Part 1
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • REMINDER: Save the Date - Virtual Suited for Success
  • ICYMI: DCAN's Senior Admitted Days
  • REMINDER: Free 24/7 Tutoring with Tutor.com
  • Resource Spotlight: Upcoming Student Webinars
  • Featured Resources
NEW: FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTERS - PART 1
Welcome back to the Next Level Scholars Financial Classroom! In this 5 part series, Erin will review and focus on Financial Aid letters. You are likely starting to receive financial aid offers/letters from the post-secondary intuitions you have been accepted to. Understanding the offered aid and comparing the offers will help you determine the best financial fit for you. Check out part one now!
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
"This week as we wrap up student decisions, be confident in the institution that you chose to pursue post-secondary at. You have thought about your future many times and this is one decision that will impact it greatly. It is time to start living the life you have always dreamt about and planned for!"
REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE - VIRTUAL SUITED FOR SUCCESS
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 not yet notified DRDFS of your post-secondary decision, please be sure to complete this form.

If you have moved/changed addresses since October 2020, please be sure to update your address with us by completing this form ASAP.
ICYMI: DCAN'S SENIOR ADMITTED DAYS
Join Detroit College Access Network (DCAN), Detroit College Ambassadors, and Detroit Promise for the 3rd Annual Senior Admitted Days.

Senior Admitted Days are meant for graduating seniors who have been admitted into any of the following colleges:

  • Grand Valley State University
  • Oakland University
  • Wayne State University
  • Henry Ford College
  • Schoolcraft College

Each college will walk you through the next steps to complete for enrollment so you can show up worry free on campus in the Fall of 2021.

Have you been accepted into college but not the ones listed above? That's okay! You can still join for the kickoff and closing celebration.

REMINDER: FREE 24/7 TUTORING WITH TUTOR.COM
Don't forget! DRDFS has teamed up with Tutor.com to offer you FREE 24/7 support with your homework, classwork, essays and more. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you’ll take advantage!

Please reach out if you have questions about logging in to your account!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: UPCOMING STUDENT WEBINARS
Getting Started at Macomb Community College:
Getting ready to head to Macomb Community College? Learn the steps to apply and get started! Attend a live, virtual event hosted by Santos Gutierrez from MCC's Admissions team on Zoom.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Henry Ford College: How to Pay for College
Most people need help paying for college -- even a very affordable college like HFC. Join one of HFC's online Financial Aid Information Sessions, to learn:

  • Options to pay for college and minimize debt;
  • HFC’s scholarship application
  • FAFSA tips
  • How to receive one-on-one financial aid help
  • Documents required to complete your financial aid application
  • How to check your financial aid status and next steps

FEATURED RESOURCES



  • It's not too late to search and apply for some FREE money for post-secondary through additional scholarships!

  • 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