HANNIBAL – Ray Forsythe of Hannibal was the lucky winner of the Hannibal Dollars for Scholars $100 gas card raffle.
He couldn’t contain his grin as he received the card from chapter president Louis Gilbert at the annual pulled pork dinner.
Hannibal Dollars for Scholars provides scholarships to graduates of Hannibal High School each year.
This year’s gas card raffle netted enough profit to provide two scholarships.
The number of scholarships awarded varies due to the amount of funds raised through events and donations during the previous year.
The Duck Derby is the largest fund raiser, providing four scholarships each year.
In 2016, in addition to the Duck Derby and Gas Card Raffle fund raisers, donations from the the Hannibal Country Cruizers, Sterling Stage and several community members made it possible for seventeen students to receive scholarships.
Scholarships for 2017 will be awarded in June.
Donations and assistance with fund raising efforts are needed, as the number of students in need is rising, while funds have been depleted.
Anyone interested in working with the chapter can contact Gilbert at 315-564-5679 or email us at [email protected]
Hannibal Dollars for Scholars is a chapter of the national Dollars for Scholars organization. Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, is a national umbrella program that includes more than 1,100 locally-based, volunteer-driven chapters in nearly 3,500 communities across the United States.
Dollars for Scholars partners with nearly 500 colleges, universities and technical schools to help maximize the impact of financial aid from our organization.
Many have matching fund agreements, allowing our locally raised dollars to be doubled for students attending these schools.