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Corfu-Pembroke dollars for scholars is set to receive large scholarship donation

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Press Release:

The Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars will be announcing the receipt of a $300,000 donation (Vernon J. Rupert Memorial Endowment Scholarship) to our organization to support scholarships for graduating Pembroke students. 

The senior awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school auditorium. News information will be provided at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium by the Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors and school administration. 

Currently, the Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars (DFS) awards 24 scholarships to scholars annually. The addition of this new gift will allow us to more than double the financial awards to graduating students.

These new funds will be used to create and support FIVE- $5,000 annual awards for students pursuing trade school careers, 2-year associate degrees, and 4-year college or university studies.

In the last 14 years, the Corfu-Pembroke DFS chapter has awarded 186 scholars over $145,000 for college study. This year DFS is awarding $19,300 to graduating Pembroke seniors.

Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars invite you to eat at Denny's Wednesday in Corfu and find out about free money

By Billie Owens

Attention juniors and seniors at Pembroke High School, BOCES and home-school students and their parents and guardians: the third annual Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars Meet, Greet & Eat will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Denny's Restaurant in Corfu.

It is located at in the Flying J Travel Plaza at 8484 Alleghany Road.

Denny's will award 20 percent of all meal proceeds generated between the hours of 4 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 10 to Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars.

By attending, you can learn how to increase your chances of winning one or more of 17 locally provided scholarships, which range from $250 to $4,000.

Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars plans to award $13,000 in scholarships next June. The smaller graduating classes put ODDS of winning one or more of these scholarships from our organization in your favor!

In the last 10 years, Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars organization has awarded more than $65,000 dollars to 107 Pembroke graduates.

Grades count, in some instances, so do service, character and intended area of study after graduation. Scholarships are available for those interested in being involved in art, the medical field, health care, special education and much more.

Interested? Then contact Mr. Beahan in the PHS Guidance Office. (585) 599-4525, ext. 1922, or and please attend Wednesday's Meet, Greet & Eat at Denny's.


Dr. Paul J. Mroz, Treasurer, Corfu-Pembroke DFS

P.O. Box 72

Corfu, NY 14036

Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars is Wednesday at Denny's in Corfu, starts at 4 p.m.

By Billie Owens
Press release:
There will be a Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars fundraising event from 4 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Denny's in Corfu.
It is located at 8484 Alleghany Road.
Help provide college funds by purchasing a meal at the Pembroke Denny's during this event and Denny's will award 20 percent of the meal cost to the Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars for future college scholarships to Pembroke graduates.
There will be representatives from Dollar for Scholars present to talk with you about how to increase your chances of winning one or more of the 15 scholarships we offer.
Information on how to apply for scholarships will also be provided at this MEET, GREET & EAT event. As you know college isn't cheap.
If you value education, care about children or are preparing to send your son or daughter off to college someday this event is for you and your family!

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