DFS' 51st Awards Night
Parents and friends of the Class of 2013 are invited to attend Dollars for Scholars 51st Annual Awards Night being held on Wednesday, May 29, in the Whitman-Hanson Performing Arts Center at 7:00 PM.
One hundred and thirty students will be receiving $105,075 in DFS scholarships.
The school and community scholarships will follow.
Welcome to the website of the Whitman and Hanson chapter of Dollars for Scholars (DFS). Please explore these pages to learn more about us. We hope that you will be able to support our efforts by making a contribution this year and/or by joining our committee to assist in this valuable community project.
What is Dollars for Scholars?
DFS is a local chapter of Scholarship America. Scholarship America was founded in 1959 by Dr. Irving A. Fradkin in Fall River, Massachusetts under the name Citizens' Scholarship Foundation. The Whitman and Hanson chapter was established in the fall of 1962 by residents who wished to assist graduating high school seniors further their education. Community volunteers raise scholarship funds for graduating Whitman and Hanson high school seniors. All students graduating from the public high schools or any private high school are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are awarded on a merit-based system.
Who is eligible?
Any graduating high school senior with a GPA of 2.5 or more (unweighted), living in Whitman or Hanson and attending either a public or private high school, is eligible.
How do we raise funds?
We receive contributions from local businesses,community organizations, memorial scholarships, and private citizens. In addition, DFS sponsors or participates in several fund raising events.
What is a charitable matching gift program?
A charitable matching gift program is a program where a company or business matches an employee's gift to a charitable organization. The company may match part or all of the employee's contribution - and sometimes even more! Please check with your human resources or payroll department to see whether your company has a charitable matching gift program.
Will your contribution make a difference?
YES! Your support is vital. It enables us to award more scholarships to more students. Your gift makes an impact by helping students continue their education and achieve their goals. Your contribution is truly a gift to your community.
Is your contribution tax deductible?
YES!!! Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit organization, fully administered by volunteers. Your contribution is totally deductible.
If you have contributed in the past, please continue your support; if not, please think about making a contribution to this year's scholarship program.
On Awards Night, May 30, 2012, the Class of 2012 received more than $87,000 in scholarships. To date, we have awarded over $1,856,000 to more than 2,700 recipients.
"Young people are America's greatest asset, and with proper education, they can be motivated and encouraged to reach for the stars...to use their education not only to increase their own economic and social status but to build a better community and a better America..."
Dr. Irving A. Fradkin
Goal Reached! Thank you!