We proudly celebrated another successful year at our May 9, 2020 virtual Awards Ceremony.  Since it was started by local volunteers in 1989, Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars, has awarded $1.976 million to 1287 Taconic Hills Graduates! The Chapter is run by community volunteers who 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. Dollars for Scholars is a 501(c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.  

Additionally there are nearly 50 named Scholarships given annually that have been provided by various interested Community Members through endowments, gifts or local fundraisers such as Alumni Basketball and Soccer Games as well as the "Remember the Titans" 5K.

How to Contact us? Email us at taconichillsdfs@outlook.com


Upcoming and Recently Held Events

31st Annual Awards Ceremony is May 8 starting at 7pm.  

Welcome to the 31st Annual Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars Awards Ceremony.  Due to Covid, we have again linked the Awards to our website.  It will remain active after tonight. So please share this you're your family and friends. We certainly hope that we will all be in person without any restrictions in May 2022.  A huge thank you to the Community for its ongoing support of these students. Click here to view the 2021 Awards Ceremony.  (You may have to turn your volume up.) Enjoy!!!

Thank you of being so supportive of us. Even in this challenging year you have donated to help our graduating Seniors with your donations. You may donate online by clicking on the Donate Now tab at any time or send your donation to us at PO Box 1119 Philmont, NY 12565. 

 Take a moment to look at our 2020 Memory Book which Details the Scholarships awarded on May 9, 2020. Click on 2020 Awards' Ceremony to view our Program.

There is no way that we can thank enough all of donors, large and small, who have made Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars such a success. At this past May's Virtual Awards Ceremony, 29 recipients received over $70,000 in Scholarships to help them pursue further education. We have posted, onto our Facebook Page, each student and information about their award. As always, we welcome anyone to join us as we work together to continue our mission. You may email us at taconichillsdfs@outlook.com and  make a secure donation by clicking onto our Donation tab. 

 On behalf of the 1287 students you have helped during the past 30 years.......THANK YOU for your support!!!

Exciting Scholarship OpportunityWe are very pleased to announce revised guidelines for the Gavin C. Gray Non-Traditional Student Scholarship.  Most scholarships are geared towards new High School Graduates. This one has as a target, "Students" ages 21 and above and it is for many types of education. There is NO upper age limit. For complete information AND an application go to our Student/Parent Page and open the tab.

What Scholarships Mean to Our Students

"My first semester in college has been amazing. Because of the scholarships I received I was able to attend the college of my dreams. I have made so many friends, love my courses, and next semester I'm getting to attend a leadership conference on how  to better my schools volunteer club. The scholarships that are awarded to students like me change students lives. Thank you! Liz Bray Class of 2015

"I would like to say thank you for the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Award. It is a big help toward pursuing my career as a Radiologic Technician.  It is greatly appreciated.""  Nadeane Boice Class of 2015

"I was pleasantly surprised the night of the Awards Ceremony when I was awarded the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation Scholarship.  I am currently registered at Columbia-Greene Community College in the Nursing Program.  For several years I have had the desire to become a Registered Nurse.  This scholarship will assist me a great deal in becoming a RN." Emily Foutch Class of 2015

"I wanted to thank you for your generous scholarship.  This scholarship will aid me to fulfill my dream of achieving an AOS degree in auto mechanics from Alfred State." Ben Elster Class of 2015

How You Can Help Our Students

To keep the Taconic Hills DFS Chapter active, we always welcome people wanting to share our vision.  

Please consider working with us for the benefit of our local students.

For further information please contact:  Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars at our NEW Mailing address: PO Box 1119 Philmont, NY 12565, "like" us on Facebook for meeting dates and times or email us at taconichillsdfs@outlook.com.

 How Can Students Apply For Scholarships?

Go to our Students and Parents page linked at the top of this page.  It is your go-to place, along with our Facebook page, for scholarship information!  

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