Dollars For Scholars taking applications
Local high school seniors are encouraged to apply for available scholarships from the local Hollis/Brookline chapter of Dollars for Scholars, a community-based, volunteer-run organization that aims to help students achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing endowments, providing assistance with college readiness and distributing scholarships each year.
Last year, the group awarded eight scholarships totaling more than $14,000 to Kristianna Fox, Vienna Scott, Emma Bruseo, Amit Eshed, Alexandra Campbell, Nicole Poitras, Quinn Pendleton and Kyle Chrystal.
Two different scholarship funds are available for students graduating from Hollis Brookline High School this year who plan to continue their path to higher education. The Hollis Brookline Dollars for Scholars scholarships are awarded to Hollis and Brookline students graduating from Hollis Brookline High School, who exhibit excellence in academics, leadership in extra-curricular activities, community service/involvement and an interest in learning.
The William E. and Lorraine W. Dubbens Scholarship is for seniors from Brookline who are going on to higher education. This scholarship is suited for those who may not excel in academics, but who demonstrate a strong motivation to achieve their potential. This scholarship was started in 1999 by Bill and Raine Dubbens, who were very involved with young people and started the scholarship fund to help students who are working through adversity to achieve their potential. Bill and Raine Dubbens firmly believed that “you get back what you give out.” Students who may have struggled in high school but who are motivated to pursue their passions in college are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Funding for the Dubbens Scholarship is provided by the William E. and Lorraine W. Dubbens Scholarship Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
The Dollars for Scholars organization believes in the promise of young people and education. Tax-deductible donations to this cause are always welcome and can be made online through their website or by mailing a check. The group encourages all high school seniors to find out about these scholarships and others on their website www.hollisbrookline.dollarsforscholars.org. Students can also inquire with a school guidance counselor, and apply online as well. The deadline for both applications is April 6.