35th annual Dollars for Scholars event honors Class of 2022 in return to in-person ceremony

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JUNE 2, 2022 —Close to 70 Palmyra - Macedon students were awarded more than $193,000 in scholarships as part of the 35th annual Palmyra-Macedon Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony Thursday night.


The evening marked the return to an in-person ceremony for the first time since 2019. 


Award presenters included Pal-Mac High School principal Andy Wahl, Dollars For Scholars Board of Trustees President Mike Boesel, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Ike.


As we previously shared, a total of $193,350 was distributed in scholarships to the Class of 2022, this includes $169,100 across 190 DFS-specific scholarships, with $24,250 going towards 13 independent scholarships. 


2022 marked yet another record year for scholarship money awarded, surpassing the previous record of $185,300, which was set last year.


There were 69 total applicants, which worked out to roughly $2450 awarded per student. Several students took home multiple scholarships.




Dr. Ike said:


"I am grateful we were able to hold this year's ceremony in each other's company once again. Despite the challenges we faced the last few years, we continued this great tradition to honor our seniors. I would like to thank the Dollars for Scholars Board of Trustees for its continued support of our students, and to our wonderful donors for their continued generosity.”


A full list of scholarship winners can be found by clicking here.


A description of those scholarships can be found here.


The Pal-Mac Dollars for Scholars chapter is part of Scholarship America's national network. The organization is composed of local volunteers to help students achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing endowments, providing assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process, and distributing scholarships each year. Since its founding in 1987, the Pal-Mac chapter has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships funds to over 2,000 deserving students.


If you are interested in making a donation to the program or establishing a scholarship to promote a business/organization or memorialize a family member, please contact Joan DeCann at joandecann@yahoo.com or call 315-690-2709.


View the ceremony in full by clicking here

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