OUR MISSION:

The mission of H509 Dollars for Scholars is to encourage postsecondary educational opportunities for Hillsboro High School students through scholarships and academic support.

 

WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1987

Since 1987, over $600,000 has been awarded to HHS graduates

 

In 2013:

  • all 23 seniors who applied received at least 3 different scholarships
  • $70,400 was given in scholarships to HHS Seniors
  • $2,000 was given to former HHS graduates
  • the AVERAGE senior received $3,000 in scholarships

HOW DO WE DO IT???

Earnings from our endowment fund

  • We determine our net worth on Dec 31st of this year and the previous two years, determine the average, and try to give away 5% of the 3 year average as scholarships.  If our investments did poorly, we may give away slighly less.  If they did considerably better, we may give away slightly more.

Donors who direct their funds as a "pass through" scholarship

  • Donors may give a donation to H509 to be used as a named scholarship of their choice with a preference guideline for the type of student or major they prefer.  A donor may not chose a specific student for their donation.

And our annual golf tournament.

  • This last year, we held our 9th annual golf tournament.  The previous seven tournaments have generated over $40,000 in scholarships.  This summers tournament raised over $7,000!!!