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30th Anniversary Letter from President William C. Young

It is important that our students feel supported during times of change. We are dedicated to providing students with the resources and programming they need to succeed and remain on the path to higher education whether they are studying from home or from their classrooms.

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COVID-19 Alumni Emergency Fund Update

Thanks to the Jamie and Denise Jacob Family Foundation and our Board of Directors, DRDFS has been able to provide students with laptops, a Wi-Fi hot-spot, gift cards to get groceries, and more, exceeding $3,600 in aid.

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2020 Suited for Success: Event Recap

Suited for Success is a special time for our students, and is also an event that many of our supporters and students’ families enjoy attending as well. With help from the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), we were able to assemble individually tailored Suited for Success kits, and mail one to each of their homes.

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Celebration of Students Announced!

Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars cordially invites you to join us in celebrating 30 years of helping local students prepare for life after high school! As you are aware, the 7th Annual Celebration Luncheon, originally scheduled for March 2020, could not go on as...

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Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Party

We are excited to share with you the accomplishments of the Class of 2020, and reveal where they are heading to continue their education in the fall! During the webinar, you’ll see exclusive program updates and learn about all the ways DRDFS has kept students engaged throughout the spring.

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Class of 2020 Perfect Attendance

Each year, the members of the graduating class who have maintained perfect attendance throughout all three years of the Next Level Scholars program, are given special recognition. The Class of 2020 has 68 out of 111 students who have attended every single program event over three years.

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Adviser Five-Year Awards

“My Adviser has supported me since the day I found out I was accepted into Next Level Scholars. From attending all the trips with huge smiles, to making sure we always have what we need, my Advisers are  always there.”

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2020 Provost Scholarship for Business

“I am beyond thankful not only for the guidance from Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars,  but also to Mr. David Provost for his generosity and the opportunity he granted me to attend Eastern without taking on student debt.”

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I would not be on the path to college I am today without Dollars for Scholars.
Jermond, Class of 2018

Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars is proud to partner with MCAN to work toward the shared goal of 60% college attainment by 2030.

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