We proudly celebrated another successful year at our May 14, 2016 Awards Ceremony. Since it was started by local volunteers in 1989, Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars, has awarded $1.69 million to 1133 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.


The 2017 Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars Application Process is now closed. Please join us at our 2017 Awards Ceremony on May 13, 2017 at 7pm in the Taconic Hills School PAC 


Upcoming and Recently Held Events

June 4, 2017: The Second Annual Remember the Titans Memorial 5K  Time: Registration at 10am & Race Begins at 11am Where: Roe Jan Park in Hillsdale, NY Cost: Pre-registration$20 & $25 the Day of the Event
Contact Joe Raco (518) 929-9960 if you'd like to participate or volunteer. Pre-registration checks should be made out to "Taconic HIlls Dollars for Scholars" & can be sent to TH DFS at PO Box 44 Hollowville, NY 12530.
Runners, Walkers, and Teams welcome! Don't want to Walk or Run? Come and watch or volunteer your time for a great cause! All proceeds will be donated to Dollars for Scholars toward scholarships in honor of Titans we've lost.
May 13, 2017: Our Annual THDFS Awards Ceremony. We expect to provide scholarships to over 40 students!  Come join us at 7pm in the Taconic Hills PAC!
April 29, 2017Paint and Sip: Thanks to all that attended and had a great time painting this beautiful picture and benefitting the  "Burger, Bessette, Klima and Rich" Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Fund.
April 6, 2017: Thank you to all of the people that helped out with our Annual Phoneathon on April 6. If we missed you and you would like to donate, you may do so online on our donation page at the top or send your donation to Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars PO Box 44, Hollowville, NY 12530. A special thanks to Taconic Hills and Johns Dodds of Taconic Hills for setting up our phones, Ned Hoffman Carpentry of Hillsdale for donating pizza for our hungry students, other THDFS Board Members for their food donations, Terri Hoffman for her guidance, Samantha Hallenbeck for signing up students and a very special thanks to Tracy Muller and Sarah Meyers for their excellent organization of the Phoneathon. And of course, a heartfelt thank you for your donations so we can provide DFS Scholarships to our graduating Seniors!!!
February 18, 2017 The "Remember the Titans" Paint and Sip at the Mount Washington was a great success! It raised money for the "Remember the Titans" Scholarship. And what a great time was had by all! Thank you to all that attended and to Joe Raco for organizing it! 
January 7, 2017: The "Burger, Bessette, Klima, and Rich" Alumni Basketball Games were held. A HUGE thanks to Joe Raco and his friends.  Please see our Facebook Page for lots of great pictures!!!!
October 9, 2016: Annual Alumni Soccer Game:   On October 9 was the 2016 Annual Alumni Soccer Game. It supports THDFS Scholarships that are given in memory of Justin Burger and Fred Laverack III. It took place in the Copake Town Park. Thanks to Ryan Proper and his friends for once again making this event a true success.  

NOW!!!!  We have been posting pictures of our 2016 Award Recipients on our Facebook page.  Have you seen them? Just click on the Facebook icon at the top of this page and catch up on our great students!  And at the same time catch up on all things THDFS!!!

June 12, 2016: Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars held their inaugural  REMEMBER THE TITANS 5K Trail Race. Taconic Hills 4th Grader Eli Russo was the overall winner, and finishing 2nd was TH Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Nick Smith. Lots of money was raised for the event. Congratulations and thanks to everyone for their support, especially the organizer the great Joe Raco!!!! See our Facebook Page for more great pictures of this inaugural event!

May 14, 2016: Our 27th Annual Awards Ceremony was held. What a great time!  Thank you to our Community for your generous support!!!  New pictures will be posted on our Facebook page in upcoming weeks.....

Bottom row l-r; Gurleen Cheema, Mackenzie Bell, Cheyanne Bosko, Asia Rippy, Caly Connolly, Lily Schmitt, Lila Fabio, Kelsey Winters, CarlyAnne Cicero
2nd row, l-r; Esther Ferrusi, Hailyn Suarez, Cody Falkner, Alexis Sandagato, Connor Chirichella, Kayla Simmons, Maya Anderson, Skylar Pulver
3rd row l-r; Ryan Hathaway, Joseph Dwy, Courtney Dearnley, Hayley Mato, Ava Kilmer, Sarah Williamson, Russell Elster, Jeffrey Frickey, Michelle Dufficy
4th row l-r; Tim Kiernan, James Schaible, Louis Mellan, Timothy Roberts, Eric New, Austin McComb, Austin Shadic, Hunter Goodacre, Joseph Giulian, Jasmine Garafalo
5th row l-r; Alexia Kittle, Kelsey Moore                
Missing from photo:  Jacob Miller, Zachary VanAlphen, Kacey Wildermuth, Alexius Wilson


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 PO Box 44 Hollowville, NY 12530, "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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