Hello!

October is Michigan College Application month. As we wind down the month and you continue to think about your next steps to plan for post-secondary as a junior, be sure to check out the resource spotlight below for some webinar opportunities with DRDFS. (Note: these are optional and not program requirements.)

We are still collecting student feedback from the Next Level Scholars Fall Survey (this survey is required). Please complete and submit this form today (10/27), if you have not done so already. If you have questions about the survey or are looking to connect with us--please feel welcome to join us for an optional session at 3:00pm today (10/27) to review the Fall Survey and discuss Michigan Public University Options.

As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: Building Your Post-Secondary Reach, Match and Safety List
  • REMINDER: Next Level Scholars Fall Survey
  • ICYMI: Campus Tours - Michigan Colleges & Universities
  • REMINDER: FREE Tutor.Com Account
  • Resource Spotlight: DRDFS Post-Secondary Application Week
  • Featured Resources
NEW: REACH, MATCH AND SAFETY POST-SECONDARY LIST
Wondering what schools should be on your reach, match and safety list? Check out detroitcollegematch.com to get started!

  1. Enter your GPA and highest SAT/PSAT score
  2. Use the filter to sort by different categories
  3. Watch this short tutorial to see how it works!

Then, go to your College Board account and save your colleges here to be entered into the College Board Opportunity Scholarship Challenge!
REMINDER: NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS FALL SURVEY
We know that there is a lot on your plate and that each student is at a different place in their post-secondary planning.

That's why we are asking you to complete this survey; so we can better support you based on your individual needs and goals.

Please complete this required survey no later than October 27.
ICYMI: CAMPUS TOURS: MICHIGAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Are you looking for more virtual campus tours after the MSU virtual visit?

Look no further! The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has put together a full YouTube Playlist of virtual tours for many of Michigan's colleges and universities.

Check out the full playlist here!
REMINDER: TUTOR.COM FOR NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS
Don't forget! All students in the Next Level Scholars program have access to tutor.com for FREE on demand, 24/7 tutoring!

Check out what some of our Next Level Scholars have to say about the program:



  • "I have been choosing the option without the video and just typing over computer with a tutor while we work out problems on the whiteboard. All of the tutors I worked with have been really patient. They know how to explain (Algebra) problems in different ways. They know how to do the problems and explain the steps very well. They are very encouraging, patient and friendly. Every tutor is different, and every one of them has helped me, and made me understand more than I did before. I'm very happy Dollars for Scholars has enrolled us in this program because has really helped me a lot!" - Annie, Ida HS

  • "Tutor.com has been such a helpful resource. It has been helping me get my homework done. You can choose from a voice chat or typing chat. While you are getting help from tutor you can ask as many questions as you want and they will try to answer them in the best way! I'm glad that Dollars for Scholars offers this help to us." - Omimah, Melvindale HS 

  • "Tutor.com has been so helpful because it provides more insight on material that I’ve been struggling on." - Emily, Henry Ford II HS
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: DRDFS POST-SECONDARY APPLICATION WEEK
This week is our "Post-Secondary Application Week" for the Class of 2021! Juniors are welcome to sit in on any of the optional sessions that we are hosting this week to learn more and start thinking ahead to senior year! (These are not requirements for the Class of 2022).


  • Wednesday, 10/28 @ 10:30am - DFS will review the College Board Opportunity Scholarship program and focus on Private In-State and Out-of-State Post secondary institutions.

Check out the full schedule and be sure to register for any (or all) of the sessions that you are interested in attending.
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