P.O. Box 959,
Vestal, NY 13851-0959
The Dollars for Scholars program began in 1958 with Dr. Irving Fradkin in Fall River, MA. His goal was to collect $1 from everyone in the town to create scholarships for children. His first dollars were collected from John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. Dollars for Scholars became a national organization in 1961, and the all-volunteer Vestal Dollars for Scholars program was started in 1990 by Mike Pavlovich, Julie Scullard and Gill Chubb. Approximately 1,850 students have received $900,000 in scholarships.
Scholarship America (National Dollars for Scholars)
New York Dollars for Scholars
- To increase the number of students receiving scholarships.
- To increase the scholarships monies available to Vestal School District
- To assist students of varied abilities with scholarship dollars.
- To give hope and encouragement to students.
How do we raise money?
- Annual "Dollars for Scholars Phone-A-Thon"
- Wreath sale
- Golf Tournament
- Donations by school & community organizations.
- Donations by individuals.
How do we award scholarships?
- Academic Achievement
- Appraisal by counselors
- Activities:clubs,sports,community service
- Work experience
- Plans - goals
- Unusual family or personal circumstances
- Extra points if they have worked at a Dollars for Scholars fundraising activity.
- Tax deductible.
- Collegiate partners.
- Matching partners.
- Spreading scholarship money around to more students.
- Giving hope and encouragement.
What you can do to help?
- Invite our president, Barry Klipsch (785-6668), to come and talk to your organization.
- Sponsor a scholarship.
- Tell your friends about Dollars for Scholars.
- When people retire -start a scholarship in their name.
- Establish a memorial.
- Make a donation.
- Volunteer your time at one of our fundraisers.
- How to start? Contact Barry Klipsch (785-6668).
- Examples: Frank J. Avery Memorial Scholarship, Carol Budnikas Memorial
- Service Organizations
- School-related Organizations
- Endowed scholarships
Service Organizations & Businesses
- Vestal Rotary Club
- Vestal Elks Lodge
- Vestal Service Organization
- The Partners
- Sherwood & Sherwood
- Warner's Gas Service
- Vestal District Council
- African Road PTO
- Clayton Avenue - CAPTO
- Glenwood School Community Association - GSCA
- Tioga Hills PTA
- Vestal Hills PTA
- Vestal Middle School PTO
- Vestal High School PTO
- Vestal Gridiron
- Vestal Teachers Association
- Class of 1977
- Dr. Bagwan Gajwani -Jeannette M. Gajwani
-Student of the Year Award
- Dr. Edward Budnikas- Carol Budnikas -Memorial Scholarship
- Grace Avery - Frank J. Avery Memorial scholarships