Stamford Dollars for Scholars fills a void in our community by providing scholarship assistance to high school graduates who live or attend high school in Stamford, and who want to pursue education beyond high school. We share a passionate belief that education changes the lives of individuals and communities for the better.

We were conceived around a simple idea: together we can step in and help local students achieve their educational goals. There's no greater gift we can give our student neighbors-in-need than access to the tools to create a brighter future. Doing so tells them that we take pride in their determination and share their dreams.

Charles Dickens"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."  
 ― Charles Dickens

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During his lifetime Dickens became known the world over for his remarkable characters, his mastery of prose in the telling of their lives, and his depictions of the social classes, morals and values of his times. Some considered him the spokesman for the poor, for he definitely brought much awareness to their plight, the downtrodden and the have-nots. Perhaps none of his his classics are more representative than  "A Christmas Carol".  At its core, is the message that giving to those in need is necessary to improve the lot for all of us.

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Stamford Dollars for Scholars event raises over
$35K for 2016 Scholarships for Stamford graduates

Stamford Dollars for Scholars (SD4S) fourth annual golf and dinner fundraising event on September 21st set the stage for the organization to provide educational scholarships to 2016 high school graduates from Stamford.  The C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Tee it Up For Scholars Golf Tournament raised over $35,000 - and beyond its financial success, attendees enjoyed perfect golf weather, incredible food, dinner entertainment featuring comic magician Bill Herz, and an overall day of great fun. 

Stamford Mayor David R. Martin attended the dinner to speak on the importance of the scholarships we provide to individuals in our community; many of whom are the first in their family to attend college and may not be able to further pursue education without a scholarship. In thanking the audience for their support of the scholarship fundraiser, Mayor Martin announced a proclamation of September 21, 2015 to be Stamford Dollars for Scholars Day for the City of Stamford.

Jumpstarting 2016 scholarships fundraising with the golf and dinner event, this year's event sponsors providing 2016 scholarships include The Whittingham Family Foundation, offering an $8,000 four-year scholarship.  In addition, $1000 scholarships will be provided by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Connecticut Business Systems, Eastern Land Management, Mezzapelle & Associates, Omnicom Capital and Stamford Health Foundation.

We wish to thank all of our participants, sponsors, donors and most important, our volunteers who all believe in the power of education and the need for organizations like Stamford Dollars for Scholars, who serve the local community.

We are always happy to receive news from our scholars. Today we are excited to share - Andrew Turriago, 2012 SD4S scholarship recipient, is graduating in just 3 years! Congratulations, Andrew



On Monday June 1, 2015, Stamford Dollars for Scholars held its fourth annual scholarship awards ceremony at the University of Connecticut Stamford. This year, twenty-five local high school graduates received scholarships. In just four years since inception, Stamford Dollars for Scholars has awarded scholarships to 78 Stamford graduates valued at $275,000.

The 2015 scholarship recipients include high school seniors from Stamford, Trinity Catholic, Westhill and AITE. The following students (listed alphabetically) received scholarships: Casey Benzaken, Danika Blas, Timothy Bott, Doris Boursiquot, Jessica Chen, Christopher Danna, Armando Frias, Priya Gada, Alfiya Kothawala, Rayanna Logan, Ashley Lupo, Lindsey McMahon, Stephen Musitano, Aleksandra Pasciak, Anne Maureen Peltier, Sabina Pierre-Louis, Ryan Piersa, Paulomi Rao, Marybelle Raymond, Britney Reynolds, Megan Rule, Jacob Schwartz, Bridget Smith, Christian Sottosanti, and Christina Thomas. (more)

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Our mailing address is P.O. Box 3559 Stamford, CT 06905.