Journal of the San Juan Islands


Young volunteers make a difference | Letters

December 11, 2012 · Updated 1:31 PM

Our annual Dollars for Scholars San Juan Island letter campaign, which is a primary source of funding for this important program, is going out this week, but we can’t hope to reach everyone through direct mail.

This letter to the editor is one more way we can raise the community awareness for the important work being done by our young volunteers in our community.

As you may already know, the mission of Dollars for Scholars San Juan Island is to support higher education and promote volunteerism among our community’s youth. Students who have completed a minimum of 80 hours of volunteer community service during their high school career are eligible for a scholarship from our organization.

This past year Dollars for Scholars San Juan Island was selected as one of the top chapters across the nation. We are honored to know our mission has been recognized and hope you will see this as further proof that your support is well directed.

Here are a few things you might not know about Dollars for Scholars San Juan Island:

n There are 75 students currently participating in volunteer activities for the San Juan Island community.

n Students can receive matching funds for their Dollars for Scholars scholarship through participating institutions.

n We are part of a national organization known as Scholarship America, which supports Dollars for Scholars chapters across the county.

Our chapter can help you, your family or your organization establish a scholarship for San Juan Island students by:

Providing 501(c)3 status, holding, administering and distributing scholarship funds, vetting viable candidates for your scholarship, including assisting or overseeing the selection process.

If helping to grow volunteerism in our community appeals to you, please join us with your financial support of a donation to our scholarship fund by visiting us on the web at www.dollarsforscholarssji.org, or by mailing your support to: Dollars for Scholars, SJI, P.O. Box 3366, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250.

We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is fully tax deductible.

June Arnold, President, Dollars for Scholars


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