Corfu-Pembroke DFS Attends Dollars for Scholars ChapterNet Training Conference

Delhi, NY —October 29, 2011 — Corfu Pembroke Dollars for Scholars® President, Arthur 'Doc' Mruczek  ® recently joined 26 other chapters attending the 2011 Dollars for Scholars ChapterNet Training Conference held at SUNY College of Technology at Delhi. This conference provided hands-on, expert-led training on ChapterNet, a new technology platform launched by Scholarship America®, the parent organization to Dollars for Scholars.  Ten ChapterNet Technology Conferences will be held across the country.

ChapterNet is designed to tie together chapter, state, regional, and national information in order to create a more efficient and effective chapter. ChapterNet allows a website to be customized for specific needs and creates an online, automated scholarship application and matching process. Chapter administrative tools offer assistance in scholarship management, student tracking, and the ability to communicate easily with donors and volunteers.

By attending the conference, Corfu Pembroke Dollars for Scholars®  have a chapter website but now has the ability to set up online scholarship applications. The implementation of ChapterNet will allow Corfu Pembroke Dollars for Scholars®  to better serve our students, volunteers, and the goals of the organization.

The Corfu-Pembroke Dollars for Scholars was Chartered on June 12, 2008. Dr. Mruczek noted "they provide leadership to raise funds and distribute scholarships to local students." Community members, alumni, or anyone can make a tax-deductible donation to Corfu-Pembroke DFS to help fund DFS scholarships or establish their own scholarship through DFS

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About Scholarship America®

Scholarship America® is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.7 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.8 million students over the last 50 years. Scholarship America’s programs, which include Dollars for Scholars®, help fund both entry-level and multi-year scholarships, as well as emergency financial grants. For more information go to

About Dollars for Scholars®

Dollars for Scholars®, a program of Scholarship America, is a national network of nearly 1,100 local chapters, driven by local volunteers that help hometown students in 3,800 communities across the country. In addition to raising funds and distributing scholarships for students, chapters also provide assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process.  Currently there are 1,037 Dollars for Scholars chapters across the United States, 275 in the Northeast Region (New England and New York) 113 of them in New York.  Nationally, in 2010 the Dollars for Scholars program raised $58.7 million and awarded $43.2 million to 40,703 students.  In the Northeast Region, Dollars for Scholars chapters raised $20.6 million and awarded $20.2 million to 16,302 students. And New York Dollars for Scholars chapters raised $4.6 million and awarded $3.4 million to 4,484 students.

Pembroke DFS Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers. We serve as a conduit for the PHS Alumni to give scholarships each year and have activities to organize donations to the Graduates of the Corfu Pembroke School District. Dollars for Scholars is an investment in the future of youth. We hope you will invest your time with DFS to reach these goals.   Please call to answer any questions you might have. Please join us If you have interest in participating on the Pembroke DFS committee, please call or email Mr. Toby Beahan at 585-599-4525 ext. 1934 or