Dollars for Scholars is a subsidiary of Scholarship America. The Hannibal chapter raises money through various fund raising activities, most notably the annual Ducks over the Dam race. Donations and bequests are also welcome and are tax deductible. All money raised is used provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Hannibal High School. Many colleges partner with Dollars for Scholars to ensure that the awards are not used to reduce other financial aid granted to the student and some colleges match awards from Dollars for Scholars.
This year one scholarship of $1,000 and twenty-one scholarships in the amount of $500 were presented to Hannibal graduates. This was the highest number of scholarships we’ve been able to award. The increase was due in part to a large donation from a former recipient of one of our awards as well as increased individual donations from community members, including one scholarship funded by Facebook birthday requests.
Fifteen scholarships funded by general fundraising and unspecified donations were awarded to Steven Baker, Fenix Burger, Clara Farnham, Zachary Gombas, Brandon Graham, Patrick Hall, Erin Harris, Cheyenne Hort, Allyson Jones, Rebecca Marsh, Jessica Miner, Hannah Shattell, Christina Thompson, Emily Weaver and Makayla Zapanta. The Marcia Ukleya Memorial scholarship went to Ashlee Norris and Velvet Howland received the Trooper Amanda Anna Memorial scholarship. Kaitlyn Ryder received the scholarship sponsored by donations from Sterling Stage and Hannah Kuc received the Shumway Memorial. Sean Mason and Alyssa Beck were awarded the Country Cruizers Scholarships and Katherine McCraith received the Dale Osborn scholarship.
The Country Cruizers Car Club has supported Dollars for Scholars for a number of years, using proceeds earned by parking cars at the Hannibal Field Days and an annual barbecue.
For information about how to help Hannibal Dollars for Scholars or to make a donation, visit the website at hannibal.dollarsforscholars.org or email [email protected]