This is the time of year when many of us are celebrating graduations and giving gifts to our high school and college graduates.

There are many families who are not as fortunate.

The Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund for College provides scholarships for SHS graduates only for the freshman year of college. However, these same students need help to fund their three remaining years of school.

The Scarsdale Foundation helps offset college tuition expenses for eligible students entering their sophomore, junior and senior years. Need-based financial stipends are awarded annually in June to deserving college students who have graduated from Scarsdale High School or were Scarsdale residents during their high school years.

With the sky-high cost of college tuition, even the hardest working families can have trouble meeting costs, and one setback due to illness or job loss can wipe out a family’s savings.

Last year, the Scarsdale Foundation awarded $130,000 to 26 Scarsdale students, but many students still need help making ends meet. To continue providing such critical money for college students in need, we are asking for help from the community. Our goal is to raise $25,000 by June 20, in time for making our scholarship grant decisions at the end of June.

Your generous contribution can make a big difference for these students.

$1,000 helps fund a student’s tuition

$500 funds a semester of a student’s books

$100 pays for a student’s campus supplies

Every contribution helps. To donate, visit scarsdalefoundation.wordpress.com/donate/.

Thank you for your generous support.

MICHELLE LICHTENBERG

SUZANNE SEIDEN

Scarsdale Foundation fundraising chairs

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