Next Level Scholar, Kelvin Hasanaj featured in Fox 2 Graduation Story
As he prepared for his high school graduation, Next Level Scholar, Kelvin Hasanaj, spoke with Fox 2 News reporter, Ingrid Kelley, about the challenges he faced during his journey of moving to the United States in the 10th grade, learning English and now graduating...
Letter from the Executive Director – Spring 2022
Friends, Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars has so much to celebrate this spring! In March, we saw many of you at the 9th Annual Celebration Luncheon. Governor Whitmer joined us and recognized DRDFS’s efforts to help build a stronger community focused on education....
Spotlight on Madison High School
Madison High School (MHS) has been a partner school of Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars since 2015. It is one of our smaller partner high schools with enrollment of about 300 students. As a school of choice, over 40% of the population are students from...
Suited for Success Describes Our DRDFS Class of 2022
On May 4th, the Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars Class of 2022 gathered at Laurel Manor for Suited for Success, where the seniors announced their postsecondary plans. The evening began with a panel of three Next Level Scholars alumni who shared their paths to...
DRDFS Receives COVID19 Response Grant from Michigan College Access Network
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars (DRDFS) received a COVID-19 Response Grants from Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). These grants are to help support emergent post-secondary projects and programs in their communities. DRDFS will use the grant to help fund...
9th Annual Celebration Luncheon Highlights
For the first time since 2019, over 600 supporters and donors gathered at the University of Detroit Mercy to celebrate the Class of 2022 at the 9th Annual Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars (DRDFS) Celebration Luncheon. Emcee Paul W. Smith began the celebration by...
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars Coaching First-Generation College Students
Post-secondary Coach, Marketea Abbott and Next Level Scholar, Lina Karteet, were featured by WXYZ Detroit in a story highlighting the challenges of first-generation students and how Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars is helping them. Freshmen juggling financial...
Next Level Scholars Fall Recap
Eastern Michigan University Event Recap On Wednesday, September 29, juniors in the Next Level Scholars program visited Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan for our first in-person student event since March 2020! Students joined DRDFS staff in the...
Letter from the President: Fall 2021
“I’m proud to announce that this fall, DRDFS gained a 14th partner high school. We welcomed Communications and Media Arts (CMA) High School of Detroit Public Schools Community District to our list of outstanding partners.”
Students Return to In-Person Programming
The Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars (DRDFS) community is excited to reconnect in-person and collaborate to inspire and prepare students to succeed.
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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