Hello!

As the school year winds down and graduation season begins, we'll also wrap up our Next Level News for the Class of 2021! We hope you have gained some valuable skills, resources and knowledge from our weekly check ins.

Next month, you'll begin getting Alumni Newsletters from Erin, so be on the lookout for important information -- including your scholarship award information beginning June 1!

End of Year Survey: We want to hear from you as we close out the school year. Look out for a personalized email this week 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: Suited for Success - Scholar Spirit Award Winner!
  • NEW: Motivation with Marketea
  • REMINDER: Gradsnapp & DCAN Partnership
  • ICYMI: NSPA's Tips for Dealing with Scholarship Displacement
  • Resource Spotlight: Tutor.com Literacy Check
  • Featured Resources
NEW: SUITED FOR SUCCESS - SCHOLAR SPIRIT AWARD WINNER!
The much anticipated announcement of the Scholar Spirit Award is here!

DRDFS is excited to announce that Toshja Couch from Ypsilanti Community High School is our winner for the Class of 2021 Next Level Scholars!

Toshja plans to attend Eastern Michigan University this Fall! Congratulations to Toshja and all of the Class of 2021! ๐ŸŽ‰
NEW: MOTIVATION WITH MARKETEA
โ€œMistakes are inevitable. Do not allow your mistakes to prohibit you from moving forward and seizing new opportunities! Always choose to learn from your mistakes.โ€ 
REMINDER: 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!
ICYMI: 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!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: TUTOR.COM LITERACY CHECK!
There's more to literacy than just reading a book! In fact, reading and literacy come in all different shapes and sizes. Below are just a couple of the different forms of literacy.

  • Reading and Writing
  • Digital Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Visual Literacy
  • Financial Literacy
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Health Literacy

There are so many different types of literacy you can practice! Click here to read more about the ones listed above. If you realize you don't practice these as often as you should, look them up and learn more!
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