HANNIBAL, NY -Hannibal Dollars for Scholars presented 12 students with 14 scholarships at a recent awards ceremony.
Scholarships are provided from funds earned by the chapter’s fund-raisers, notably the annual Ducks Over the Dam race in July, and from donations.
This year’s scholarships included two $500 awards sponsored by the Country Cruizers Car Club, awarded to Mackenzie Malone and Tyler Nixon.
The $500 Sterling Stage Scholarship, funded by donations from the Sterling Stage patrons and owner, was awarded to Michael Miano.
Michael also received the Dale Osborn Memorial Scholarship.
The Osborn scholarship is provided to a student in a music related field in memory of Dale Osborn, a musician who was killed in 2011 in an automobile/motorcycle accident and is also $500.
The Shumway Memorial scholarship of $500, for a female athlete with a history of community service, went to Tayler Sorell.
Elora Cordone, Anita Dowling, Joseph Fowler, Trent Lamb, Melanie Licatese, Haylie Melfi and Sarah Shoults received Dollars for Scholars awards of $500 each.
The $250 Jeff LaMont memorial scholarship, presented to two students who had been in LaMont’s sixth grade class, went to Tayler Sorell and Mara Halstead.
LaMont was a well loved teacher who died last year.
Hannibal Dollars for Scholars, founded in 1995, is a chapter of the national organization Dollars for Scholars.
Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, is a national umbrella program that includes over 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.
Two students this year are attending schools which match or partially match their award.
This year our students applied online, using the new student profile and application process made possible by our partnership with Scholarship America.
The website www.hannibal.dollarsforscholars.org includes links to online resources for students and parents, as well as information on local scholarships and chapter information.