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Dollars for Scholars to hold pork barbecue

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars is hosting a pulled pork barbecue on Sunday, April 7 at the Hannibal American Legion on Rochester Street in Hannibal.

The barbecue will run from noon until 3:30 p.m. or until sold out.

The dinner includes pulled pork with a kaiser roll, cole slaw, salt potatoes, baked beans and dessert.

Take-out dinners will be available. Pre-sale tickets are available by visiting the chapter web site at hannibal.dollarsforscholars.org and email one of the chapter contacts, or call 564-5630.

All proceeds from the dinner will be used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Hannibal High School.

In 2012, the chapter provided 13 scholarships of $500 each to Hannibal students.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars is a chapter of the national organization Dollars for Scholars.

Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, is a national umbrella program that includes over 1,100 locally-based, volunteer-driven chapters in nearly 3,500 communities across the United States.

Dollars for Scholars partners with nearly 500 colleges, universities and technical schools to help maximize the impact of financial aid from our organization.

Many have matching fund agreements, allowing our locally raised dollars to be doubled for students attending these schools.

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Fair Haven resident wins Hannibal Dollars for Scholars’ ‘Ducks Over the Dam’ race

Paul Parsons of Fair Haven and Virginia was the owner of the winning duck in Hannibal Dollars for Scholars annual “Ducks Over the Dam” race.

Parsons said one of his grandchildren was previously a recipient of one of the scholarships. He also has another grandchild currently attending college.

A total of 50 additional prizes, donated by local businesses, were awarded to race participants.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars provides scholarships to graduates of Hannibal High School each year.

The number of scholarships awarded varies due to the amount of funds raised through events and donations during the previous year.

The Duck Derby is the largest fund-raiser, providing four scholarships each year.

In 2012, a donation of $1,000 from the Hannibal Country Cruizers sponsored two additional scholarships.

Sterling Stage patrons and management provided another scholarship as did the Hannibal School Employees Association and the Dale Osborn Music Scholarship Fund and the Jeff LaMont Memorial Fund.

Donations from the Hannibal Village Market’s cash register receipt program and other fund-raising made it possible for 12 students to receive scholarships.

The chapter is an entirely volunteer organization and is in need of additional volunteers.  Anyone interested in working with the chapter may call Louis Gilbert, chapter president, at 564-5679.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars is a chapter of the national organization Dollars for Scholars.

Dollars for Scholars launches web site

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars officially launched a new web site March 28 through a new software tool provided by Scholarship America, Dollars for Scholars’ parent organization.

This new web site, www.hannibal.dollarsforscholars.org, will allow Hannibal Dollars for Scholars to help students in the community access more scholarships.

Through the web site, students will have the ability to create an online profile, which allows them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships — on both the local and national level — in just a couple of clicks.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars was able to customize the web site to meet its specific needs, including keeping the local community updated on chapter news, events and deadlines; providing information on what’s going on in education on a national level; and giving students and parents a one-stop-shop for chapter scholarships, educational resources, opportunities, and events.

The online profile will allow students to find scholarships for which they are eligible based on the information they provide.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars encourages students to begin developing their online profiles to assure they are alerted about scholarship opportunities in advance of deadlines.

The deadline for local scholarships is Monday, May 7.