We proudly celebrated another successful year at our May 13, 2017 Awards Ceremony. Since it was started by local volunteers in 1989, Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars, has awarded $1.75 million to 1178 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.  Thank you for joining us at our 2017 Awards Ceremony on May 13, 2017 at 7pm in the Taconic Hills School PAC 

 

Upcoming and Recently Held Events

June 13, 2017: Our final THDFS Meeting of the School Year will be from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Veteran's Community Room. It has been a busy year. We will recap and start planning for next year. Please come and join us! 
 
June 4, 2017: The Second Annual Remember the Titans Memorial 5K was held.  All proceeds are donated to Dollars for Scholars toward scholarships in honor of Titans we've lost.  Thank you to Joe and Sarah Raco and their friends for making it happen!  See more pictures on our Facebook Page! Here we have the 1st and 2nd Place Finishers: Andrea Snyder and Carli Hathaway. Congratulations!!!
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May 13, 2017: Our Annual THDFS Awards Ceremony was held in the Taconic Hills PAC. Over $95,000 in scholarships were awarded to 45 deserving Seniors.  Congratulations to each recipient. And a heartfelt thank you to the donors and to our community. Please see our Facebook Page for more pictures!
 
 
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.  

 

                                                                                                         

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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