South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars 2011
(Aurora, Ind.) – A local organization which was helped raise thousands of dollars in donations to help high school graduates attend college is receiving national recognition.
South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars has been named Scholarship America’s 2011 Scholarship America Dr. Irving A. Fradkin Chapter of the Year. It beat out 1,200 other chapters across the country for the honor.
The local group was also named the Indiana Dollars for Scholars Chapter of the Year in March.
South Dearborn’s chapter has awarded more than $374,000 to 567 graduates pursuing a post-secondary education since 1991. Many recipients are required to complete community service projects in order to be eligible for the scholarships.