Renee Thiemann 2010 Scholarship Recipient
"I received the Andrew M. Van Tassel Memorial Scholarship from THDFS in 2010. This generous gift from DFS and the Van Tassel family granted me the opportunity to pursue my Bachelor of Science in Molecular Bioscience & Biotechnology from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) immediately after high school. I went on to further my studies at Albany Medical College, and recently earned my Ph.D. in Regenerative & Cancer Cell Biology. Currently, I'm fulfilling my passion for teaching as a full time Chemistry, Biology, and Math instructor with the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Albany. Thanks to the support of THDFS and the surrounding community, I am able to educate the next generation of scientists!" 

From Recipients of the Class of 2022
Thank you for gifting me a scholarship.  My family and I are incredibly grateful.  My parents and I have been working overtime to get the money to get me through college. I intend to study to become a teacher. You have helped me more than you could ever know."

"I would like to thank you for your generous donation of money for my education.  I appreciate this as do so many others that received a scholarship. This will help me on my journey at a SUNY School.  It is very appreciated!"

Help Make A Difference in the Taconic Hills Community!!

Your contribution will support Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars as we support students in the Taconic Hills Community.  The Chapter is run by community volunteers and has no official relationship with Taconic Hills Central School.  We strongly believe in the value of higher education for each student who desires to pursue it in trade schools, 2 year or 4 year Colleges.  Since our founding in 1989 we have awarded $2,048,50 to 1345 Taconic Hills Graduates! Donations of any amount are accepted and are greatly appreciated.

We are a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization so your donation is tax deductible.

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It's easy to donate! Just click on the donate button below to make a contribution directly to Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars.  This is a secure donation portal through Give Lively a non-profit partner of Scholarship America.  All major credit and debit cards are accepted.  We will acknowledge receipt of each donation! If you wish to donate to a specific Scholarship please click the "Dedicate This Gift" tab when making your donation on the secure website.

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