What is Centerville-Abington Community Dollars for Scholars?
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.
Community Dollars for Scholars is a chapter affiliate of ScholarshipAmerica®, a nationally recognized nonprofit student aid
Why is Dollars for Scholars so important?
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
How are funds for local awards provided?
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
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?
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.
are local scholarships awarded?
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?
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.
also invite you to share any ideas you have for new approaches to encouraging community participation in Dollars for Scholars.
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