On Saturday Jan. 20 the Jordan-Elbridge High School business room was transformed into a telecommunications center full of telephones for students to contact almost 2,000 J-E residents. Community members were asked to contribute any amount they could to support the Dollars for Scholars scholarship program.
Twenty-six years ago, the Jordan-Elbridge Community began an organized fundraising effort to provide their high school graduates with scholarship aid. The Jordan-Elbridge Scholarship Foundation (known locally as Dollars for Scholars) raised $5,000.00 and awarded a total of 14 scholarships in 1986. Each year this amount has grown to the point where JE Dollars for Scholars has distributed over half a million dollars to JE graduates since its inception. Last year, more than $11,000 was raised through the Phone-a-Thon.
Each year almost 30 members of the J-E senior class volunteer their time to help raise funds for the Dollars for Scholars.
For more information on Dollar for Scholars or to make a donation online, go to dollarsforscholarsje.blogspot.com.