Scholarship America's Founder Receives Community Partner for Public Education Award in Massachusetts

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08 Feb 2010
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Scholarship America® is proud to announce that its founder, Dr. Irving Fradkin, is a recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees' annual Community Partner for Public Education award.

The Greater Fall River Vocational School District Committee of Fall River, Mass. is giving the award in recognition of Dr. Fradkin’s commitment to the Scholarship Foundation in providing funds for students to further their education after high school, and for Dr. Fradkin’s contributions and public service in the Greater Fall River area.

Dr. Fradkin will be celebrated and presented with the award in the Diman Tea Room in Fall River on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in conjunction with National Career and Technical Education Month.

Dr. Fradkin, an optometrist from Fall River, developed Scholarship America from a simple but profound idea: if everyone in his community gave one dollar to an educational fund, it would be enough to help nearly every student in the community who wanted to attend college. Today, Dollars for Scholars® has developed into the nation's premier non-profit, private sector educational assistance program.

Janine Fugate, Scholarship America
Michelle Showalter, Scholarship America

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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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Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

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Nearly 1/4 of the U.S. population owes a collective $700 billion in student loan debt. We are committed to helping more students graduate from college with less debt. A gift of just $1 a day -- for a week, for a month, or for a year -- can help ensure that students are able to achieve their goals.

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