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.

Due to the snowstorm and power outages, The 2018 Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars Application Process deadline has been extended until 11:59 pm on March 5, 2018. Click our Students & Parents page for Application Information.   Please join us at our 2018 Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2018 at 7pm in the Taconic Hills School PAC. 
See our Facebook page for lots of pictures of the 2017 recipients.

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

Upcoming and Recently Held Events

February 15, 2018 Are you interested in helping students? Are you interested in seeing them succeed? Well, then you are just like us!  We will be having our next meeting at 6:30 on this date in the Veteran's Community Room at Taconic Hills. Please attend and get involved.  Questions? Email us at taconichillsdfs@outlook.com.

January 6, 2018: The DFS "Burger,Bessette,Klima & Rich" Alumni Basketball Games celebrated it's 10th year. And what a success it was!!! $2800 was raised to support student scholarships. Many thanks to the Volunteers led by Joe Raco, the many businesses that donated, the players who returned to their glory days and the fans in attendance. It is so great to have community events such as this and those listed below. 

November 18, 2017: It was another successful Paint and Sip to benefit the "Remember the Titans Scholarship Fund."  $260 was raised!  Thanks to Joe Raco, berkshirepaintandsip.com and the many wonderful artists!!!!  See pictures at our Facebook Page of all of the fun that was had.

October 1, 2017:  The 2017 Burger-Laverack TH Alumni Soccer Game And Chicken BBQ was a great success!  Here is a picture of the players who relived their glory days and all for a great cause!  They raised $3300 to support scholarships in memory of  two former Taconic Hills Students: Justin Burger and Fred Laverack III. A huge thank you to Ryan Proper and all of his friends and volunteers who made this day a great success. Thank you to one an all for being a part of such a giving community.  We hope to see you all again next year!!!
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!!!
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!

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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