Our Impact

In the Next Level Scholars program, success looks different for every student. Whether it is crossing the stage at graduation from a four-year college, following a passion to become certified in a skilled trade, earning an associate’s degree and stepping into the workforce, or pursuing a doctorate, Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars defines success as each student getting to their next level of education.

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DRDFS program alumni enrolled in post-secondary education within 12 months of high school graduation Compared to the State of Michigan average of 67%

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DRDFS program alumni persist from their 1st year to their 2nd year Compared to the State of Michigan average of 60%

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DRDFS program alumni enrolled, completing and/or graduating within six years Compared to the State of Michigan average of 51%

Frank, Class of 2019

Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars helped inspire me to get on a better path by showing me how to prepare for college. Hearing other students’ stories made me feel like I could be successful both in high school and post-secondary education. The program really expanded the scope of opportunities available to me.

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Frank, Class of 2019
Marketea, Class of 2018

Marketea, Class of 2018

Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars helped boost my confidence when asking my financial aid advisor questions, allowed me to understand the independence that comes with college, and provided the support that I desperately needed for life after high school. Now that I am a rising junior in college, I realize that I could not have made it this far without DRDFS.

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Richard, Class of 2017

As a first generation college student, deciding where I would want to continue my education and figuring out how I would get there was a difficult process. That’s where Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars stepped in. From college tours to financial aid, DRDFS has greatly impacted my path to higher education.

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Richard, Class of 2017
Mary Kay, Class of 2019

MaryKay, Class of 2019

From visiting campuses, to SAT prep, the guidance I received from Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars changed my entire outlook. DRDFS shined a light on the possibilities. Now I know what I want to do, where I want to be, and how to get there.

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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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