Empowering Our South Western Students and Families to Achieve Their Post Secondary Education Dreams

 

Purpose: 
The purpose of South Western Dollars for Scholars is to solicit, receive, and administer donations, gifts, and funds to develop a base of financial support for resident graduates of South Western High School who are striving to continue their post secondary education in academic and vocational areas.

Affiliations:
South Western Dollars for Scholars is affiliated at the county level with The York County Community Foundation. This affiliation enables our students to be eligible for county wide scholarships. At the national level, South Western Dollars for Scholars is affiliated with Scholarship America which was founded in 1958 for the purpose of supporting local scholarships in order to bring postsecondary education within reach for students who otherwise could not afford it. This affiliation makes it possible for our students to be eligible for national scholarships.

Why Scholarships:
The average cost of post secondary education has doubled in the last two decades while the demand for post secondary degrees and credentials is at an all-time high. By 2025, our nation will require 11 million more postsecondary credentials than the U.S. is currently on track to produce. By empowering our South Western students and families to achieve their postsecondary education dreams, we hope to ensure individual prosperity and a stronger more vibrant nation.

South Western Dollars for Scholars Scholarships:
Since 1998, South Western Dollars for Scholars has provided scholarships for 448 students who attended 139 postsecondary institutions. The scholarships totaled $522,400.

Fund Raising Activities:

  • Lincoln for a Lincoln Campaign  (February)
  • Make A Difference Week Campaign  (April)
  • Individual Donations to the General Scholarship Fund
  • Donations to establish a Named Scholarship (Minimum $500)
  • Donations to establish a Perpetual Named Scholarship (Minimum $25,000)

How Can I Contribute?

General Scholarship Fund
Contributions in any amount are accepted and will be used to fund appropriate scholarships awarded to South Western students.

Named Scholarship
A contribution of $500 or more enables a person or organization to establish a Named Scholarship that will be awarded that year only to a South Western student.

Perpetual Named Scholarship Fund
A contribution of $25,000 or more enables a person or organization to establish a Named Scholarship that will be awarded annually to a South Western student.

Time and Talent Contributions
We are a volunteer organization and would welcome your assistance in planning and conducting local fundraising and publicity.

Inquiries to:
Jeffrey Mummert, Treasurer
South Western School District
225 Bowman Road
Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-2500

Contributions to:
South Western Dollars for Scholars
South Western School District
225 Bowman Road
Hanover, PA 17331

Volunteer Possibilities:
Dr. Jil Manga, President
South Western School District
225 Bowman Road
Hanover, PA 17331
717-479-0717