We are pleased to share the sincere gratitude expressed by several of our recent scholarship recipients:



Thank you so much for your generosity in awarding me the Dollars for Scholars scholarship. I (and countless other Bedford graduates) am so grateful for your help in affording ever-more expensive college, and every dollar counts. I am super excited to start my journey at Mount Holyoke College next year and I really appreciate everyone who is helping me get there!

Sincerely, LN


Thank you so much for the Dollars for Scholars scholarship! I'm very grateful for your dedication to the program and your utmost generosity. In the fall I'm going to attend Smith College and study neuroscience on a pre-med track and I'm looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. I'm appreciative for all you do for the students of the Bedford community - it really means a lot. Thanks again, JA


[I am] a member of the BHS graduating class of 2020. I am writing to you to personally thank you for your generous scholarship donation, which has allowed me to be awarded a Dollars for Scholars scholarship. For that, I am extremely grateful, and appreciate your kind gesture. I will be putting this award towards my college tuition this fall at Saint Anselm College, where I will be enrolling in the Honors College of Nursing. I will also be playing on the women's lacrosse team. Without generous donors like you, I wouldn't be able to attend nursing school & carry out my dream of becoming a CRNA one day, so THANK YOU!!! I hope you are staying safe & healthy. Thank you again with all my heart. Best, IS, BHS '20


I wanted to sincerely thank you for the very generous scholarship. […] I'd like to introduce myself. Throughout high school I actively ran on the cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams. I was captain of all 3 as well as being part of Student Ambassadors, Peer Leaders and Yearbook Club. I recently earned my Gold Award which focused on mental health and art. In the fall, I plan to attend Saint Anselm College, and still exploring my options for a major. I strive to continue to involve myself within the community for the better. I'm forever grateful for your support to not only me but other members of the Bedford community. Best, GF


I would like to reach out to personally thank you for selecting me for the Dollars for Scholars scholarship. This award will greatly help me achieve my goal of attending and graduating college. Next year I will be attending Western New England University in Springfield, MA to study mechanical engineering and play on the first ever women's ice hockey team. With my degree I hope to work on making more fuel efficient cars in order to slow global warming. Yet again thank you, I am excited to see where the future takes me. All the best, HG


[…] I am a BHS 2020 graduate who received the Dollars for Scholars scholarship. I am so incredibly honored to receive this scholarship and all the work that went into it and the event as a whole! Thank you for your generosity! With the scholarship, I will be attending the University of Toronto in the fall studying psychology! Thank you again and I hope you are staying well, safe, and healthy during this time. Warmly, CB '20


I'm writing to thank you for your involvement in Dollars for Scholars. Because of your generosity and efforts, I was awarded with a Dollars for Scholars scholarship. This gift helps reduce my financial burden and make college more affordable. I appreciate you, and am grateful for your kindness and efforts to help me afford college! All the best, SF


Thank you so much for the generous scholarship you have awarded me. I am excited to put that money towards my education at the University of Maryland where I will be studying marketing in the Business School. I am truly grateful for all that you have done. Sincerely, DA


Thank you so much for the Dollars for Scholars scholarship. I am attending Hofstra University next year, majoring in Film and Television Production. I'm very excited and grateful for the money to help me get there. My mom also reminded me that you used to always support my school fundraisers. I just wanted to say thank you for all that you do to support the Bedford schools and the kids. -JR


I would like to formally thank your supports & efforts in helping the 2020 Dollars for Scholars. I will forever be appreciative. I hope you & your family are staying healthy! My best, EK (Class of 2020)


I've enjoyed participating in the Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon over the past 4 years. This scholarship is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. I want to thank everyone who contributed to my scholarship, as well as all scholarships that went to my peers. Thank you, JA


I wanted to express my appreciation to you and the Dollars for Scholars for supporting myself and many other Bedford students. I plan on continuing my studies next year at the University of Michigan, and am very grateful for the help. Sincerely, NH


Thank you to you and Dollars for Scholars for the very generous scholarship! It will be very useful for my endeavors in Computer Science at Purdue University this fall. Thanks -QH


[…], I am a graduating senior from Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical High School. I was recently notified that I will be receiving the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship which you organize and would like to express my appreciation to you! This scholarship will allow me to continue my educational journey at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where I will study public health in hopes of joining the United States Public Health Service in Washington DC. Since we were unable to meet in person for this scholarship I figured I should tell you a bit about myself. At Shawsheen I was able to obtain a vocational education in my chosen field of medical assisting. Upon the end of coronavirus I plan to sit for the registered medical assistant exam. Being a first generation college student Shawsheen felt like the right choice for me because it would provide me with a background that sets me apart from other students. Again thank you so much for the scholarship, this will alleviate some of the financial stress of college allowing me to focus solely on my studies. I hope all is well with you and wish you the best during these times. Sincerely, TS


I am writing to say thank you for the "Dollars for Scholars" award. I am extremely thankful for the opportunities to enhance my education through everything Dollars for Scholars has given me. The…award will pay contribution to my education at the University of Pittsburgh! Thank you, CP


I wanted to reach out and say thank you for the generous gift that will be put towards my college tuition. I was thankful to be able to volunteer and be a part of CSF these past four years. It's an amazing organization and I appreciate all the work, time, and effort that you and many other volunteers put into the program. Thank you again for your support with this scholarship, I really appreciate it. SD


Thank you for doing so much to support the hard-working students of this community. I am very grateful to be one of the recipients of the Dollars for Scholars STEM award. I will put the money to good use to further my education. -DK


Thank you so much for the generous scholarship. I will be attending Boston College in the fall and will be studying Political Science and Music. I enjoyed performing with the BHS Jazz Band at the previous 3 CSF awards ceremonies, and wish I could have done so this year as well.

Sincerely, TG


Thank you so much for awarding me with the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship! I am truly grateful that you saw me as a deserving recipient and were able to award me with the scholarship. Have a great summer! -JH


Thank you so much for the Dollars for Scholars award. I think I'm speaking for all of my fellow classmates when saying the award will help tremendously towards our academic careers. I am planning on majoring in Marine Biology and potentially doubling in Environmental Science at the University of Rhode Island. I hope that my studies will help me benefit our ecosystem in the future. Thanks once more to you and the rest of the Dollars for Scholars team for devoting your time and effort to the Bedford community. Sincerely, ZS