The South Dearborn Challenge has been supported by the Dearborn Community Foundation / City of Aurora since 2008.  AEP Lawrenceburg was a BIG supporter for the first 10 years.   Since 2008, 417 SDHS graduates have received $196,000 in scholarships for their 2nd, 3rd & 4th year of college. 

The South Dearborn Challenge & other Continuing Education Scholarships will be offered again this year for any South Dearborn High School alumni who graduated in 2023 or earlier and still pursuing their first degree.  It is an online application process and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2024.




Aurora Fire & Rescue and South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars will be hosting a Smoke Eaters Open in June 2024 at the Links at Rising Star Casino.



          Smoke Eater's Open Registration Form Coming Soon          


Stedman Machine of Aurora & Mark Neff of Eco15 started the Project Lead the Way Engineering scholarship in 2011 and have been the main financial sponsors every year!