Community funds college dreams

South Colonie Dollars for Scholars grows to giving $29k last year

— Unlike in years past, this year is the second time applicants can submit scholarship requests online. With the easy accessibility, more students have been applying for scholarships.

Volunteers for the South Colonie DFS view the applicant’s form anonymously (each applicant is assigned a number). Before they choose, members look at the criteria for the specific scholarship, recommendations and an essay by the student. Students are also scored (depending on the scholarship) by their academics, extracurricular activities, volunteer service and community involvement.

South Colonie DFS also has four director scholarships that are awarded every year.

For more information on scholarships, fundraisers and donating, visit www.southcolonie.dollarsforscholars.org.

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