Our mission is to mobilize the local community to raise funds and provide scholarships to make post-secondary education possible for deserving students.

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.



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2018 Application Period Is Now Closed

We had a record year with more than 250 applications completed. Congratulations to all of the pending graduates. We hope these last few months are successful for you as you finish your high school career and look forward towards the future.

Our Awards Committee is busy reviewing all of the applications and we will be contacting the selected recipients in early May.



What a great night we had at our Kentucky Derby Spring Gala.Thanks to everyone who joined us and especially all the volunteers who helped make this event a success. A special thank you to Senator Richard Blumenthal who was able to stop by and support us. Also thanks to SPS Superintendent Earl Kim who also attended. We raised needed funds to support of scholarships in 2018 and 2019. View some of the pictures from the evening brought to you by Fairfield County LOOK Magazine.



Dr. Irving A. Fradkin  1921 - 2016

The Dollars for Scholars family mourns the passing of our national organization's founder Dr. Irving A. Fradkin.

Dr. Fradkin was born in 1921 to Russian immigrants, the youngest of seven children. A lifelong resident of Fall River, Massachusetts, he put his optometry career on hold in 1957 to run for the local school board on a platform of "establishing a Dollars for Scholars community scholarship program." Although he lost the election, he didn't give up on Fall River's students - and by spring of 1958, had raised nearly $5,000, enough to give 4‐year renewable scholarship to 24 graduating seniors. Today, because of his dedication, passion and sincere belief in the power of community and the potential of students, more than 2.2 million students have had the chance to fulfill their dreams of a better life through higher education.

Irving's can‐do spirit, life-long dedication and perseverance will forever be the foundation of Scholarship America and live at the heart of our Dollars for Scholars family of volunteers and students. No words can adequately express our sadness at this loss, nor our gratitude for the opportunity to help fulfill his vision. We will all honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.



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To learn more about Stamford Dollars for Scholars and how you can participate as a scholarship sponsor, donor, a volunteer, or a potential award recipient, contact us at info@sd4s.org

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

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