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What is Centerville-Abington Community Dollars for Scholars?


Centerville-Abington Community Dollars for Scholars is a locally operated and supported, non-profit, tax-exempt scholarship foundation.  Operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, the purpose of Dollars for Scholars® is to expand access to educational opportunities by involving and assisting our community in the support of students and in the encouragement of education achievement.


Centerville-Abington Community Dollars for Scholars is a chapter affiliate of ScholarshipAmerica®, a nationally recognized nonprofit student aid service organization.



Why is Dollars for Scholars so important?


Rising costs are closing doors to higher education for many individuals in our community.  Through Dollars for Scholars we have the opportunity to make a strong, collective statement about the importance of education beyond high school.  We can provide both encouragement and financial support for local students.



How are funds for local awards provided?


Each year our community is invited to demonstrate our support for local students through a variety of fundraising activities.  Funds also come from the generous support of local businesses, service organizations and individuals who desire to sponsor scholarships in their name


For those who wish to establish endowed scholarships, Centerville-Abington Community Dollars for Scholars may be named as a beneficiary in wills and insurance policies or receive gifts of property.



Who may apply for a Scholarship?


Dollars for Scholars believes any sincere and determined person should have the opportunity to continue his or her education after graduation.  Scholarships can be for two-year, four-year or vocational and technical colleges.  Youth or adults may be eligible.



How are local scholarships awarded?


By completing a common application form, students become eligible for several local awards.  Applications are scored anonymously by trained volunteers serving on an Awards Committee.  Applicants receive points for a variety of qualities, including work experience, school and community service activities and academic record.  In this way, the selection process is objective and nondiscriminatory making scholarships available to a wide range of deserving students planning to attend an accredited post secondary institution.



How can I help?


Anyone in the community can help Centerville-Abington Community Dollars for Scholars in two ways:


Make a contribution.  We encourage you to give as generously as you can, but be assured that any and all gifts are appreciated.  Your contribution of $10, $100 or $1,000 reflects your pride in our students and your commitment to the ongoing education of the young people of our community.


Share your time, your skills and your ideas.  We invite your help with any of our fundraising events throughout the year.


We also invite you to share any ideas you have for new approaches to encouraging community participation in Dollars for Scholars.


Together, through Centerville-Abington Community Dollars for Scholars, we have an opportunity to invest in our greatest resource, our youth.  Together we really can make a difference.




Centerville-Abington Community Dollars for Scholars

507 Willow Grove Road

Centerville, IN 47330




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