Hello!

We are so excited to launch our Google Classroom! Although your first official "visit" of the school year is Apply (happening later in October), we already have a Welcome Back activity that you need to complete by October 13. There are some intro videos from DFS staff - check them out and reply to our questions!

You will be receiving a text message from DFS with your log in code and instructions for the Google Classroom where you can view our intro videos and more! *Please note, you will most likely need a personal Gmail account to access the Next Level Scholars Google Classroom. Reach out to us or your adviser if you have any questions!


REMINDER, FREE TUTORING: DFS has also partnered with tutor.com to provide all students in the Next Level Scholars program with some additional tutoring support this school year. Be sure to read more about that below and check your email for your personal log-in details.
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: HBCU Virtual College Fairs
  • NEW: MCAN's College COVID Response Guide
  • ICYMI: On Demand 24/7 Tutoring with Tutor.com
  • Resource Spotlight: Free College Application Essay Review
  • Featured Resources
NEW: HBCU VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS
Interested in learning more about HBCUs? Use this link to sign up for one of The Common Black College Application's virtual college fairs.

Upcoming fair dates:
  • Saturday, October 17
  • Saturday, November 14

Featured schools include:
  • Alabama A&M University
  • Central State University
  • Tennessee State University

..and more! Click here to see the full list of participating schools!
NEW: MCAN'S COLLEGE COVID RESPONSE GUIDE
Many schools across the nation are shifting their admission plans and requirements due to COVID-19. Find out what Michigan colleges and universities are doing for the 20-21 school year, and their plans for students looking to apply for the fall of 2021--find the full list (last updated on 9/21) by clicking here.
ICYMI: ON DEMAND 24/7 TUTORING WITH TUTOR.COM
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.

All students in the Next Level Scholars Program are required to log in to the website and get support at least one time this semester to maintain program eligibility, but you are encouraged to use it as much as you need!

Check out this YouTube video resource playlist to learn more. If you have any questions please reach out to Marissa D'Angelo at mdangelo@drdfs.org or text (734) 354-7274. 
Log-In Instructions:
1.      Go to www.tutor.com/drdfs
2.      Enter your username*
3.      Enter your password*
4.      Watch this short video to see how to start a chat with a tutor now

*Your unique username and password were sent to you via email on 9/18.*
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: FREE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY REVIEW
Get Schooled is here to help you with the essays for your college applications and scholarships.

Submit your personal statement, supplemental college application essays, and scholarship essays for feedback. Get Schooled will provide actionable suggestions and feedback within one week. Find out more here!
FEATURED RESOURCES
  • 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