Run for the Fund 2015

Run for the Fund 2015





Applications are now open for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program! We're looking for students who are making a difference today and becoming leaders for tomorrow. No one knows the students in your community like you do. We want to find young people who lead both inside and outside the classroom -- and help make their college dreams a reality. If you know an incredible high school senior or college student, pass this along -- help us find and reach the Buick Achievers of 2016!

The Dream Award

Scholarship America's Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. Awards are given to students who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school; the scholarships will grow in amount each year.

"We need to make sure our scholarships see students through to graduation, instead of just supporting them their first year," says Scholarship America President & CEO Lauren Segal. "It is a tragedy for everyone when students drop out before they can complete their degree."

Applications for the 2016-17 Scholarship America Dream Award are closed; stay tuned to meet the recipients at this spring's Dreams To Degrees event!! 

2017-18 applications open in October. Applicants must: be studying to obtain an associate's or first bachelor's degree; be enrolling as sophomores or higher with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent); demonstrate financial need. 




Tuesday, February 9 ~ MDFS Board Dinner ~ 6-8 pm ~ The Landing Restaurant, Marblehead

Tuesday, February 16 & 18 ~ Brad Sheridan Basketball Tournament ~ 6:00pm ~ MHS Gym

Monday, April 4 ~ Board Meeting ~ 7:30pm ~ MHS Faculty Lounge

Friday, April (TBD) ~ Sheridan Alumni Game ~ 7:00pm ~ MHS Gym 

Monday, May 2* ~ Board Meeting ~ 6:30pm* ~ MHS Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, June 7 ~ Board Meeting; HS awards ~ 7:30pm ~ Faculty Lounge 

Saturday, June 4 ~ 5th Annual Run for the Fund  ~ 8:00am ~ Devereux Beach                

Saturday, June 11 ~ Awards Ceremony ~ 1:00pm ~ home of Helaine Hazlett

Sunday, June 12 ~ MHS Graduation ~ 2:00pm ~ MHS Field House

*Town Meeting 



Congratulations to the 2015 Award Recipients!

Back Row: Graham Pollard, Jacob Sundlie, Benjamin Ryan, Maxwell Garthe, Zhen Humenn,
Mark Scribner, Robert Hill
Front Row: Karli Kovner, Eva Conte, Alexa Weistein, Jacquelyn Blayer, Laura Laub, Maisie Miller,
Grace Haley, Heather Purchase
Missing from photo Hannah Cohen
Judy Jacobi with recipient Maisie Miller
The Graders with recipient Max Garthe and The Cutting Family with recipient Eva Conte










Check out all the results for the 2015 RUN FOR THE FUND


A great start to a great race!





Dollars for Scholars: Making a Difference in Communities Across America






2014 Irving A. Fradkin National Affiliate of the Year
Marblehead Dollars for Scholars (Marblehead, MA)
With an established and distinguished reputation in the Marblehead area, Marblehead Dollars for Scholars is the 2014 Irving A. Fradkin National Affiliate of the Year. This affiliate exhibits excellence in board engagement -- an impressive feat, with a board comprised of more than 30 individuals, including a student director who mobilizes classmates to support the affiliate's activities. Marblehead Dollars for Scholars is also noted for the size and availability of its scholarship awards for students, which includes a very labor-intensive customization process to students' financial aidpackages. The process has garnered the affiliate recognition, from providing expertise on afundraising panel at a 2013 Dollars for Scholars regional conference to receiving praise from financial aid experts about the affiliate's close work with scholarship recipients.

2014 Regional Affiliate of the Year winners:

These affiliates demonstrate excellence across the spectrum, from board leadership to fundraising efforts to demonstrating the impact of their scholarship awards.

Each affiliate receives $1,000, one free fall conference admission and recognition during this year's regional conferences. The National Affiliate of the Year will be announced at a later date.


With a board more than 30 individuals deep, including at least one student, Marblehead Dollars for Scholars' reach extends far and wide, serving students of all backgrounds in the New England coastal town. The scope of their work has created a distinguished reputation in the area. And with each board member working on a committee, the dedication to getting the job done on behalf of students is clear. Internally, the care and responsibility for the health of Marblehead Dollars for Scholars is evident, from the meticulous review of ChapterNet implementation to creating a brand-new fundraiser that helped attract new community members to the organization.

This sense of true ownership is also reflected in the affiliate's scholarship awards, which are customized based on each student's financial aid package. The labor-intensive process requires significant contributions from all volunteers -- and also pays off in reducing student debt, even attracting the attention of financial aid professionals nationally.





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Marblehead Dollars for Scholars
PO Box 4
Marblehead, MA 019455