South Western Dollars for Scholars is a tax-exempt organization of local citizens dedicated to raising funds for a scholarship program for resident graduates of South Western High School. Our goal is to insure that every deserving graduate has the opportunity for continued education, in academic or vocational areas, regardless of financial means.
They are affiliated with the York Foundation, a permanent endowment for the enhancement of the quality of life for York County residents. This affiliation provides for skilled management of over 200 charitable funds under the direction of a board of community leaders and a staff of professionals experienced in philanthropy and financial administration. South Western Dollars for Scholars is one of these funds.
They are an authorized program of Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc. (CSFA) which provides continuing support services to community-based scholarship foundations throughout the nation. Programs operated under this affiliation have tax exempt 501 (c) (3) status. Therefore, any gifts to South Western Dollars for Scholars are deductible from federal taxes.
As the costs of higher education continue to rise, decisions to continue education beyond high school become increasingly difficult to make and to finance, especially for those having moderate financial incomes. Dollars for Scholars wants to be sure that any deserving resident graduate of South Western High School has both the encouragement and the opportunity for continued education. The role of Dollars for Scholars includes:
- raising and managing funds,
- establishing scholarship criteria,
- selecting recipients and distributing awards.
General Scholarship Fund…
Contributions in any amount are accepted and appreciated.
Named scholarships can be established with:
- a minimum annual contribution of $500,
- a single contribution of $10,000 for a perpetual scholarship.
To benefit South Western Dollars for Scholars, funds will be held by the York Foundation and are open to contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations. Our chapter will receive income annually from the South Western Dollars for Scholars Endowment Fund to be used exclusively for scholarship awards to deserving students. Our Endowment Goal is $100,000. .
We are a volunteer organization and would welcome and appreciate assistance in planning for and/or conducting local publicity and fundraising.