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CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars

on Track for Banner Year

Despite Pandemic

Read more about us in Mike Rosenberg's article in the Bedford Citizen

56th Annual Event
Mail-a-thon Fundraiser
March 2021


We are unable to host our annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-thon due to COVID-19 this year, but we are continuing to adapt and improvise - just as our high school students have done all year.

We are conducting a Mail-a-thon fundraiser this year to gather support for the scholarships our high school seniors will need more than ever.

Bedford residents will receive personal letters in early March asking for your continued generous support of CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars.

All contributions are awarded as financial scholarships to seniors heading off to college or pursuing other education.

  • To donate online, click here
  • Or scan our QR code with your phone 


  • All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law
  • If paying by check, please make payable to "CSF of Bedford" and mail to: CSF of Bedford Dollar for Scholars, PO Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730
  • If your company matches gifts to charitable organizations, please ask your employer for the necessary forms.


Thank You Bedford:

Spirited fun and friendship dominated the 7th Annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Virtual Trivia Night. This first-time virtual scholarship fundraiser hosted by Stump! Trivia on Saturday, February 6, 2021 was a resounding success and drew the largest attendance of 200 players of Bedford families and friends. Twenty-four teams competed on Zoom with great camaraderie to raise scholarship funds for our high school seniors. Now in its 56th year, CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars has awarded over $2.8 million to over 3240 students. $148,000 in scholarships was awarded to our seniors in 2020.

Congratulation to all our teams and thank you for supporting this most successful event!

Read more about the event from our friends at the Bedford Citizen. 

Winning Teams:

1st Place"First Course" with a perfect score of 70 points

"First Course" Players: Jenn Bouchard; Jen Crawford; Lisa Romeo; Sally Ehrenfried; Karen Finocchio; Kristen Andersen
2nd Place"Team Citizen" coming in second with 69 points & winning the tie breaker question between "Bedford T(rivia) V(ictors)"

"Team Citizen" Players: Mike Rosenberg; Dot Bergin; Joan Bowen; Gene Kalb; Ryan Doucette; Prakhar Gupta; Teri Morrow; Ginni Spencer; Jerry Wolf; Elizabeth Hacula

Runners Up for 2nd Place: "Bedford T(rivia) V(ictors)"

"Bedford TV" Players: Katie Duval; Mike Duval; Laura Trainor; Mike Davis; Bob Dutton; Jean Dutton; Gretchen Kind; Scott Rauch; Paul Wittman; Suneeta Tembulkar

1988 CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Recipient

Neera Tanden

Biden's Choice for Office of Management & Budget Director

Neera Tanden - Courtesy image (c) cdn.americanprogress.org all rights reserved

Neera Tanden was a 1988 CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars recipient of the Millipore Scholarship and DAR Good Citizen Certificate.

Learn more about Neera's links to Bedford in Mike Rosenberg's article in the Bedford Citizen.

CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Virtual Trivia Night 2021


February 6, 2021 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


  • 7:00 PM  Zoom session opens: People are encouraged to sign in early so they can be grouped with their teammates for break-out rooms during the game.

  • 7:30 PM Trivia Night game starts: Question is posed to everyone; teams are broken out into their separate breakout rooms for discussion; Answers are submitted by the team captain; Everyone then reconvenes, then repeat for the next question, and so on, until the game ends.

  • 8:30 PM Trivia Night game ends: The Zoom session will be left open for a half hour to allow some folks to schmooze, while others just end their Zoom session.  

  • 9:00 PM Zoom session is closed.

 Save the date and look for details coming soon on this virtual fundraiser event.



 We invite our 2020 Scholarship recipients, families, friends, donors and the Bedford Community to view the 2020 CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars YouTube awards presentation by clicking on the following link. 

Bedford's own Master of Ceremonies, Mike Rosenberg, and our President, Jean Segal, recorded this YouTube presentation to provide students, donors, friends, family and the Bedford community the opportunity to celebrate the generosity of our donors and to congratulate the Class of 2020 for their hard work and perseverance during these unusual times.

A special thanks is extended to Katie Duval of BedfordTV for making this Virtual Presentation happen. 

Bedford Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-thon a Ringing Success

The 55th annual Phone-a-thon of Dollars for Scholars contacted Bedford and Hanscom community residents who pledged almost $32,000 according to chairpersons Alma Pomponi and Scott Dyer. Projected donations are expected to exceed $55,000.

The MITRE Corporation, Burlington Road, was the site of the telephone fund drive efforts for 131 Bedford High School student callers over the February 29 - March 1 weekend.   Students were recruited by Social Studies Department teachers, coordinated by Christine Butler, and worked in two-hour shifts.  Many adult volunteers stuffed the pledge envelopes sent to over 5200 residents.

The money raised in the 55th annual "Dollars for Scholars" Phone-a-thon is the principal source of funds for college scholarships awarded to graduating seniors by Dollars for Scholars.  Additional scholarship awards will bring this year's scholarships totals to around $132,000 which will be presented at a reception held at the Bedford Glen DoubleTree Hotel on May 27, 2020.  "Dollars for Scholars" donations can be mailed to CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730-0585. On-Line donations are also accepted. Please visit the Donate Now page of our website.

Any graduating senior from Bedford High School, or any Bedford resident who is graduating from any other secondary school, or completes home schooling, is eligible for scholarship aid.  Aid is available for students going to four-year colleges, two-year colleges, or to schools for technical, vocational or specialized training.  Student applications are available now online, with the deadline of March 20.  

The awards committee of scholarship directors and other local citizens meets in the spring to review the applications of students who apply for aid.  CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars seeks to award scholarships on the basis of merit with the amount determined by need, following the guidelines of the national organization.

Please see below for photos of our student and adult volunteers and also visit the Bedford Snapshots Facebook page to view additional photos from the Phone-a-thon courtesy of Jeffrey Hoyland.



6th Annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Trivia Night

February 1, 2020

Thank you Bedford!

Spirited fun and friendship dominated the 6th Annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Trivia Night. This scholarship fund raiser drew from the Bedford Community to compete and raise scholarships for our high school seniors. Among the dedicated supports were Select Board, School Committee members, friends and neighbors, businesses, and CSF Board members all competing in great fun and camaraderie. Door Prizes and donations from these local businesses: Flatbread, Great Road Gallery & Framing, Holi Indian Restaurant, Starbucks, Red Heat Tavern, TL Nails Spa, Black Earth Compost and Wegmans Please patronize these businesses and thank them for their support of our scholarships. Terrific Raffle Baskets brought additional excitement. Now in its 55th year, CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars has awarded almost $2.7 million to nearly 3150 students. 

1st Place winner's team - "Select Board" left to right

1st row:  Margot Fleischman, Emily Mitchell, Zoe Pierce, John W Mitchell, Ron Cordes

2nd row: William Moonan, Mark Seigenthaler, Ed Pierce, Michael Rosenberg, Cathy Cordes

2nd Placed winner's team - "This one goes to eleven" left to right

1st row: Phil Werth, Ariel Peres, Erik Williams, Benjamin Boegel-Werth, Nectar Seidel

2nd Row: Janet Werth, Ted Werth, Aly Werth, Bryan Werth, Lyn Grosslein, Kate Grosslein


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THANK YOU for the support.