2022 Fradkin Legacy Awards Honor Dollars for Scholars
Advanced education looks vastly different now than it did in 1958, when Dr. Irving Fradkin established the local area association that would become Scholarship America-however our author’s vision of local area support for school is still strong.
To respect the 100th commemoration of Dr. Fradkin’s introduction to the world, Scholarship America made the Dr. Irving Fradkin Legacy Award program: four public honors introduced to four of our volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars associates, to perceive and grow their local area based grant work. To give acknowledgment to Dollars for Scholars associations of all sizes and at all places in their set of experiences, grants include:
One $15,000 Student Support Award, to assist a Dollars for Scholars with starting and additionally extend understudy upholds past grants.
One $10,000 Renewable Scholarship Award to assist a Dollars for Scholars with starting and additionally grow an inexhaustible, long term grant program.
Two $2,500 Impactful Scholarship Awards to assist two Dollars for Scholars with growing their present grant programs by subsidizing effective honors of $1,000 or more.
Today, we are pleased to present the 2021 Fradkin Legacy Award beneficiaries.
$15,000 Student Support Award: Excel Beyond 211 Dollars for Scholars, Illinois
Situated in Cook County, Illinois, Excel Beyond 211 (EB211) Dollars for Scholars is committed to giving grants, coaching and monetary direction to understudies and graduated class of the great schools in Township High School District 211-part of the biggest secondary school region in the state.
EB211 puts resources into school prepared, original understudies from low-pay families, expecting to build their school victories and fulfillment rates. Every year, 30 understudies are coordinated with 30 one-on-one tutors, who offer them school and vocation direction to head alongside the part’s grant amazing open doors. A people group exertion since its origin, EB211’s board and volunteers work together with the area’s secondary schools and close by Harper College to assist these understudies with accomplishing their instructive objectives.
The association intends to utilize their Student Support Award financing to “improve vocation organizing for mentees, and assist develop associations with local area partners.” Projects not too far off incorporate paid temporary positions for qualifying mentees; projects and potential chances to more deeply study proficient and long range informal communication open doors; and local area entry level position and graduated class data sets so past, present and future understudies can all the more effectively find and interface with amazing open doors.
“Our benefactors remember pioneers for innovation, medical services, schooling, regulation and development, and the new information bases would assist fabricate associations with nearby organizations and graduated class to build coach volunteers, open positions and grant support,” say EB211 delegates simply the sort of local area association that Dr. Fradkin had faith in so energetically.
$10,000 Renewable Scholarship Award: Burlington-Edison Education Foundation Dollars for Scholars, Washington
In presence beginning around 1992, the Burlington-Edison Education Foundation’s essential center has been to make and finance nearby grants for alumni of Washington’s Burlington-Edison High School who are seeking after scholar, specialized or exchange school degrees.
The association applied explicitly for the sustainable grant on account of the remarkable socioeconomics and backing needs of their understudy base: “We need to grow our present inexhaustible program to all the more likely help the individuals who need this help the most. B-E Education Foundation Dollars for Scholars serves an understudy populace who are the first in their family to go to school; liberated minors who are the sole monetary supplier for their schooling; and a huge migrant understudy populace.”
These original, worker and self-supporting understudies frequently wind up procuring grants and monetary guide to get into school however insufficient to proceed with the whole way to their certification. With the Fradkin Legacy Award Renewable Grant, B-E Education Foundation Dollars for Scholars will help their alumni enter school as well as complete school with a degree.
$2,500 Impactful Scholarship Award: Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars in Pennsylvania gives grants to graduating seniors intending to go to any authorize postsecondary instructive establishment four-year schools and colleges, yet additionally exchange and specialized foundations, local area and junior universities.
“Our grants assist understudies with seeking after vocations in diesel mechanics, nursing, culinary expressions, hardware, instructor schooling, social work, broadcasting, science, workmanship, software engineering, vehicle support, realistic expressions, designing, and significantly more,” say part delegates. “Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars cash goes straightforwardly to where it is required, paying a part of the present significant instructive expenses with the goal that more understudies can bear the cost of advanced education.”
Generally, Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars has granted $500 grants; the Fradkin Legacy award will assist them with utilizing raising money gifts to ensure that understudies don’t get under $1,000.
$2,500 Impactful Scholarship Award: South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars, Indiana
A South Dearborn High School life mentor and chief established Indiana’s South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars thirty years prior. Starting around 1991, the mission of South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars has been to advance local area administration exercises, assist with putting forth scholastic objectives and give rules that will urge understudies to go after their postsecondary instructive objectives.
The part intends to utilize their Fradkin Legacy Award to build a few current grants to no less than $1,000, and as a seed to support gifts and make new grants for understudies with monetary need.
“We intend to utilize this award to select people and organizations to begin three new grants,” say section delegates. “We will match the award to guarantee the new grants are something like $1,000 grant sums.”
From effective honors to sustainable grants to understudy support, the present Dollars for Scholars are carrying on the enduring, strong tradition of our organizer. We salute South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars, Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars, Burlington-Edison Education Foundation Dollars for Scholars and Excel Beyond 211 Dollars for Scholars: our 2021 Fradkin Legacy Award beneficiaries.