Submitted on behalf of Bedford Dollars for Scholars
Editor’s Note: Don’t let an unknown telephone number get in your way this weekend: The call may very well be from a Bedford High School student volunteering at Bedford Dollars for Scholars, an important event that raises funds for any graduating seniors living in Bedford.
The Bedford Dollars for Scholars Phone-A-Thon will solicit pledges from Bedford residents on Saturday, March 2nd & Sunday, March 3rd. High School Students will seek donations to this annual college scholarship fund drive. This year, Bedford Dollars for Scholars is celebrating its 54th year of scholarship support to Bedford High School graduates, including the Hanscom AFB community, and Shawsheen Tech graduates.
The MITRE Corp, 202 Burlington Rd., the host for this year’s telephone drive, has donated the use of their facilities for Dollars for Scholars student volunteers recruited by the BHS Social Studies Department.
Alma and Sal Pomponi are Phone-A-Thon chairpersons for this annual community event, the main source of funds for Dollars for Scholars scholarships awarded at graduation. Recipients will be recognized at a reception in May.
Any senior graduating from BHS, or any Bedford or Hanscom AFB resident graduating from another secondary school, completing home-schooling, or completing GED requirements may apply for a Dollars for Scholars Scholarship. Applications will be available online by 1 Mar, with a deadline of 21 Mar. For more information, please visit the website www.bedfordma.dollarsforscholars.org.
Scholarship winners are chosen by a selection board of BHS civic leaders and directors led by Laura Heyl.
Dollars For Scholars donations can be mailed to CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730-0585.