Hello!

Congratulations to you all as you finish your high school journey and prepare for the next level! We are excited to award your scholarships for your hard work in the Next Level Scholars Program at your Honors/Awards Nights. Please note, you need to claim your scholarship beginning June 1--be on the lookout for communication from Erin Vogel!

We have a few additional notices for you to keep in mind:

  • GradSnapp & DCAN Partnership: Be on the lookout for emails from DCAN regarding setting up your GradSnapp profile, which will help us all connect over the summer as you prepare to enroll. Marketea will also be texting you from a new number - she'll let you know when that change happens!

  • End of Year Survey: We want to hear from you as we close out the school year. Look out for a personalized email with a link to an end of year survey. Your responses are confidential and will be reviewed to help us plan programming for next year and to better support you. If you would not like to participate in the survey, please contact the Next Level Scholars Program Director, Jill Marecki at jmarecki@drdfs.org.

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: NSPA's Tips for Dealing with Scholarship Displacement
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • ICYMI: Financial Aid Award Letter Series
  • REMINDER: Free 24/7 Tutoring with Tutor.com
  • Resource Spotlight: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
  • Featured Resources
NEW: TIPS FOR DEALING WITH SCHOLARSHIP DISPLACEMENT
By now, you should all be scholarship displacement experts after reviewing Erin's Scholarship Displacement Series!

However, just like anything else, it's always great to have a refresher on a topic. Check out this helpful one-pager from NSPA, Practical Tips for Dealing with Scholarship Displacement to brush up on your knowledge!
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
“In life, many doors will close which allows many new doors to open. When things come to an end it may be bittersweet but also exciting to look forward to the future and new opportunities that await you. As your senior year comes to an end, reminisce on all the memories you have made and look forward to the bright futures you have planned!” 
ICYMI: FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER SERIES
Welcome back for the final part of the Financial Aid Award Letter series! Financial aid can definitely be confusing, but we want to make sure you have a good foundation/understanding when you go off to post-secondary. Check out the final part of this series and please reach out with any questions you might have!

Catch up on the prior sessions below:
REMINDER: FREE 24/7 TUTORING WITH TUTOR.COM
Need help studying for a test? Writing an essay? Don't forget to take advantage of your FREE 24/7 on demand tutoring account with tutor.com! Finish the school year strong!

Not sure how to log-in? Reach out to Marissa at mdangelo@drdfs.org or via text at (734) 354-7274 to get your username and password.
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. (This includes: households with children receiving free or reduced-price lunch or school breakfast and Pell Grant recipients.) If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals

  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

FEATURED RESOURCES


  • SwiftStudent is a FREE resource to help guide you through the financial aid appeal process.


  • 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