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Scholarship America honored five Dollars for Scholars volunteers during fiscal year 2009 by presenting them each with the National Honor Roll award, which recognizes volunteers who are instrumental in successfully guiding the course of their local chapter in a significant and beneficial way.
Marie Landino from Woburn High School Scholarship Fund in Woburn, Mass. was selected to receive the Award in September 2008. Susan Nocella, Margaret Gagnon, and Lynn Ebrecht, also from Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, as well as Joan Bonsignore from Island Trees Dollars for Scholars in Levittown, NY, received the award in June 2009.
Scholarship America’s Board of Trustees reviews and approves the nominees three times a year at each Board meeting. In order to be eligible for the award, a nominee must exhibit commitment to the mission of Dollars for Scholars and have more than three years of active participation with their local Dollars for Scholars chapter at a consistently high level.
The award provides both national and local recognition to outstanding chapter volunteers, who are featured in Scholarship America’s annual report and recognized through a special personalized award plaque and Dollars for Scholars logo pin.
“We are incredibly grateful to have these individuals volunteering their time and energies with Dollars for Scholars, and it’s with great pleasure that we honor them with the prestigious National Honor Roll award,” said Lauren Costella, National Volunteer Coordinator for Scholarship America. “On behalf of Scholarship America, I would like to personally thank these five volunteers and ask that they keep up the fantastic work that truly changes the lives of students everywhere.”
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About Scholarship America
Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. We have three core programs that help us achieve our mission: Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services, and Dreamkeepers. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.5 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.7 million students since 1958.
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