The mission of South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars is to promote community service activities, help set academic goals and to provide guidelines that will encourage South Dearborn students to reach for post secondary educational goals.   
South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars was formed in 1991.  Since then, eight hundred & fifty-six (856) graduating seniors have received over $840,000 in scholarships from our organization. 
SDDFS is a not-for-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.  Our scholarships are supported through donations, contributions, fund raising activities, memorial gifts and bequests.

SDDFS also administers scholarships for local businesses, organizations and individuals.


"Dollars for Scholars is based on a ripe idea - democracy in action.
It gives dignity to people because it unites a community to help its own.
It infects our young people with a spirit of hope and develops future leaders."
Dr. Irving A Fradkin, DFS Founder