he South Dearborn Challenge has been supported by the Dearborn Community Foundation / City of Aurora for the past 14 years.  AEP Lawrenceburg was a BIG supporter for the first 10 years.   Since 2008, 378 SDHS graduates have received $174,500 in scholarships for their 2nd, 3rd & 4th year of college. 

The South Dearborn Challenge will be offered again this year for any 2005-2019 SD graduate still pursuing their first degree.  It is an online application process and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2020.




Aurora Fire & Rescue and South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars will be hosting the 6th annual Smoke Eaters Open on Sunday, June 23rd 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 for ten (10) years!