Fairport-Perinton Dollars for Scholars updates
This is the official newsletter of the Fairport-Perinton Dollars for Scholars chapter. Here you will find the latest chapter announcements, as well as news stories, and our Scholarship Spotlight!
Phone-A-Thon date set!
Mark your calendars: Our annual Phone-A-Thon is set for Saturday, Nov.4
Donation page launched
It's official! The 2023-2024 donation page is live. Please kindly consider a donation to our Fall Fundraiser.
Our goal is to hit or surpass $15,000!
Click here to visit the page! Or, donate from your phone by texting 'DFSFALL' to 44-321
Another thank you!
Our chapter recently got a big boost from some local help!
First, local band Almost There raised $756 for our Fall campaign during a recent gig!
The band is made up of Fairport grads, and family of Donna Yawman. Donna is the namesake for our annual Honor Award, and a Memorial Scholarship.
Band member Phil Yawman, Donna’s son, also recently won an award that included a $2000 donation to a charity of his choice. He chose Donna’s scholarship.
Thank you for your support!
Scholarship Spotlight: Tara DeRosa!
Meet Tara DeRosa!
The 2012 grad was the recipient of the Five Angels Memorial Scholarship. She currently works with the Center for Preoperative Medicine. She helps screen patients before they have to undergo surgery.
Tara applied for the scholarship because she was inspired by how the Fairport community came together following the tragedy.
"Though I was only in seventh grade at the time, I learned one of my biggest life lessons about what the word “community” actually means," Tara said.
Following graduation, Tara attended the University at Buffalo and earned her degree in Nursing. She spent time as as a registered nurse in the surgical intensive care unit, COVID intensive care unit, and post-anesthesia care unit while she went back to school at St. John Fisher for my Master’s Degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Tara says she was grateful for the support from Dollars for Scholars, and encourages others to show their support.
"People should give back to organizations like Dollars for Scholars because it gives students various opportunities to pursue their passions and life goals, even if it’s just in a small way."
Scholarship Spotlight form
Scholarship Spotlight form
The Fairport-Perinton Dollars for Scholars chapter helps its community's students succeed through scholarships. We are proud of each and every past and present scholarship awardee, and we'd like to highlight them! If you know an awardee, or are an awardee yourself, simply fill out this form, and you will receive a prompt response!