Hello!

Welcome to a special edition of Next Level News: Exploring Wayne State University! We are excited to connect with you tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13 for our virtual campus visit experience. There are 2 sessions to choose from based on the most popular times requested on the survey last week. Check out more details below.

And in case you were keeping track, the sophomore class had the highest engagement rate on the last newsletter! So kudos to you and keep reading--we can't wait to see you in person, but appreciate you connecting with us while we are apart.
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS - WAYNE STATE EDITION:

  • NEW: Explore Wayne State University
  • Extra Feature: Additional Virtual Tours
  • Featured Resources
NEW: EXPLORE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

2:00 PM Session: Join us here, enter meeting ID 985 4005 4462 and password gowarriors
  • (Please log in 10 minutes prior to start time.)

4:00 PM Session: Join us here, enter meeting ID 927 9921 1796 and password gowarriors
  • (Please log in 10 minutes prior to start time.)

Ready for our first DFS virtual campus visit experience?! Click here for log in instructions, Zoom reminders and a schedule of what to expect.

Don't worry, just like our in-person visits, there will still be some DFS prizes and give-aways, so be sure to participate and stay engaged -- you could win a DFS goodie bag mailed to your home!

DFS Alumni Share Why They Applied to WSU

Currently there are 21 DFS Alumni attending Wayne State University and 6 graduating seniors planning to attend. WSU is always a popular choice. Here's what 2 alumni had to say about why they chose to be a Warrior:

"I mainly chose Wayne State based on how close to home it is for me...the environment is also unique. It is a fun experience to go to school in the middle of Detroit and I have been able to join clubs and I cheer." -Emily E., Melvindale Class of 2019

"I chose Wayne State because of its uniquely diverse campus. Not only do I love being so close to the city, but Wayne offered a diversity that I couldn’t find anywhere else. The class sizes are often small which offers a great learning environment and a plus for me was that the dorms were spacious and had air conditioning and their own bathroom!" -Riley B., Berkley Class of 2018

We'll share more info from DFS alumni in the recap newsletter -- stay tuned!
EXTRA FEATURE: ADDITIONAL VIRTUAL TOURS:
Want to check out more virtual campus tours and informational sessions? You Visit and CampusReel are great resources to explore college campuses and hear from current students.

On the Wayne State Visit Pre-Survey, we asked what schools you were most interested in. We'll be using your responses to create future campus visit experiences for you to explore.

One of the top rated schools from our survey was Eastern Michigan University . Did you know that 23 DFS Alumni are currently attending EMU?

If you're interested in learning more about EMU and taking a virtual tour of their campus, EMU admissions is holding live campus visit presentations this week:

FEATURED RESOURCES
  • Do you know the difference between Credit vs. Debit? MSU Extension is hosting a webinar this Thursday to highlight the topic and cover the basics on keeping your finances in order. Check it out here. There are also more student webinar opportunities available on this calendar.

  • High School students across the state of Michigan looking for assistance in navigating their college plans can now call a free hotline for access to near-peer college advisers! It's never too soon to start thinking about your next step.

  • Check out this calendar for additional scholarship 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.