We proudly celebrated another successful year at our May 11, 2019 Awards Ceremony. Since it was started by local volunteers in 1989, Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars, has awarded $1.906 million to 1258 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

The Scholarship Application process is now closed.  Our 2020 Application Process will begin in January, 2020.  Check back here or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for details in January, 2020.

Special Announcements

News Flash!!!!  Less than 30 days left to get your raffle tickets!!!!

A Very Special Raffle! Folks it's coming. You KNOW winter is coming! THDFS has two raffles that will keep you warm. For only $5 you can win 150 gallons of Fuel Oil (donated by an anonymous local supplier) OR a cord of wood donated by Brothers Landscaping and Excavating. Each is raffled SEPARATELY. Tickets will be sold at Homecoming and other times TBA. All THDFS Board Members and Joe Raco are willing to sell you a winning ticket. Feel free to email  us to work out a way for you to buy your tickets. (taconichillsdfs@outlook.com) All proceeds will help us provide scholarships to Taconic Hills Seniors.Drawing is December 14.

September 29, 2019: The Annual Burger-Laverack Alumni Soccer Game and Chicken BBQ was a great success. A great time of remembering past friends and raising scholarship money of in honor of the memories of Justin Burger and Fred Laverack. Thank you to all who supported this day with special thanks to Ryan Proper and Friends! 


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.

June 2, 2019: The 2019 "Remember the Titans 5k" was held at the beautiful Roe Jan Park.  Thanks to all of the volunteers, donors and runners and walkers.  A special shout out to Joe and Sarah Raco for their efforts on behalf of this Scholarship!

May 11, 2019: We celebrated with our 29th Annual Awards Ceremony.  33 Taconic Hills Seniors received $71,000 in scholarships.  We are grateful for our many community donors. Thank you for investing in their future 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 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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