The Phoenix chapter of Dollars for Scholars recently awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships to members of the John C. Birdlebough High School Class of 2018.
Chapter President Wendy Dunnigan welcomed students, friends, family and community members to the annual awards night in the high school auditorium. She congratulated the recipients and thanked everyone who contributed to the scholarships.
“For 33 years, we’ve been recognizing outstanding Phoenix students for their academic achievement and community service,” Dunnigan said. “I would like to congratulate all of you, you are all well-deserving of these scholarships.”
Emcee Katherine Bechard also lauded the 31 recipients for their contributions to the greater Phoenix community. She noted the scholarship winners were “committed, thoughtful and persevering,” and encouraged them to continue exhibiting those traits in the future.
“Don’t limit your challenges, but challenge your limits,” she said.
As a member of the Phoenix Central School District community, you can make a difference in the lives of local high school students. Phoenix Dollars for Scholars is proud of its tradition of providing financial assistance to our high school seniors. With almost all of our dollars raised going directly to scholarship funds, your contribution is vital to the ongoing success of Phoenix DFS.
In 2017, the Phoenix Dollars for Scholars awarded scholarships to more than 40 students totaling almost $50,000. This was possible thanks to generous contributions from community members like you. DFS Scholarship recipients are ambitious young adults who have demonstrated an ability to strike a balance between academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, family and social obligations, and community service involvement, among many other personal attributes. With the Class of 2017 launched, DFS is eager to focus on the upcoming graduating class.
The fundraising campaign for the Class of 2018 scholarships is now underway. Your tax-deductible contributions will allow us to recognize local students for their past achievements and support them in their future educational endeavors. Phoenix Dollars for Scholars is in their 31st year of this volunteer-driven organization dedicated to supporting deserving Phoenix students in their collegiate pursuits
As John C. Birdlebough High School seniors prepare for the next chapter of their lives, many received a financial boost during the annual scholarship and awards night.
The Phoenix chapter of Dollars for Scholars presented more than $46,000 in scholarships to members of the graduating class. Additionally, several privately funded awards were given to graduates who met specific criteria, ranging from high academic achievement to strong leadership and citizenship.
“We would like to thank our volunteers for all their generous contributions,” said Dollars for Scholars President Wendy Dunnigan.
JCB guidance counselor Paul Hurlbutt, who served as emcee for the evening, echoed those sentiments and lauded the students for their achievements. He noted that the accomplishments were a reflection on the recipient, his or her family, the school district and the community.
“It’s a pleasure to work with these young men and women,” Hurlbutt said. “I applaud them and all of you who continually support them as they grow and leave a lasting impact on everyone they meet.”
The Phoenix Central School District Dollars for Scholars Chapter has partnered with Scholarship America® and CollegeWeekLive to offer students, parents and others in Phoenix a convenient way to receive relevant and timely information from national experts on financing education beyond high school.
The Dollars for Scholars event will take place online Thursday, January 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The presentation will feature three live, interactive presentations, which topics will include:
Completing the FAFSA
Understanding financial aid options
Sharing tips on finding and applying for scholarships
Join the presentations from the comfort of your own home, school, library or anywhere that has Internet access.
Register Today at www.CollegeWeekLive.com/Dollars4Scholars
Dollars for Scholars Day Flyer [pdf]