Campaign to Help Double Amount of College Scholarships Awarded to BHS Graduates
Scholarship Recipient Dilin Zhu
On June 7, the 25th Annual Brookline High School (BHS) Scholarship Breakfast celebrated the achievements of 155 graduating seniors who received a total of $170,000 in scholarships to use towards their college or post-secondary training programs. Each year, scholarships ranging from $1,000-$10,000 are awarded to BHS students with financial need, specificaly for crucial tuition payments.
BCF has recently partnered with the Town of Brookline and BHS to launch a scholarship fund, with the goal of doubling the annual amount of scholarship awards to more than $300,000 over the next ten years by raising $3.7 million. This new endowed fund is linked to BCF’s strategic work to reduce and alleviate poverty, because research shows that people with a college degree earn on average 75% more in total wages than those with a high school diploma.
BCF Safety Net Fund Provides Short-Term Relief
Our Hope: Economic security for all Brookline residents
Our Goal: Raise $140,000
Our Success: Help ALL Brookline neighbors in need
The Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) is here to support you, your neighbors and our town. One of the many ways we do this is through the BCF Safety Net Fund, which provides urgent short-term relief to individuals and families in need for items such as:
- Clothing Vouchers
- Emergency Medical Needs
- Food Security
- Rental Assistance
- School Supplies
- Transportation Costs
Last year 823 Brookline residents were thankful for your help. Continue to help your neighbors in need with a gift to the BCF Safety Net Fund today!
Brookline Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to promote a strong, engaged and inclusive community. BCF identifies and raises awareness of community needs, creates forums for public dialogue and problem solving, inspires philanthropy and volunteerism, and advances equal access to community resources and opportunities while strengthening and sustaining local nonprofits.
We partner with donors like you to raise money to support the causes you care about.
We work with community groups to assess needs and solve problems through targeted grantmaking.
We lead on important community issues to identify levers of change and to move Brookline forward.
|BCF Brookline Teen Grantmakers present at 2015 Annual Meeting.
BTG members: Back row from left: Jessica Fang, Josh Grossman, Jesse Huggins, Gabe Sultan, Brian Xu, Rahul Kolluri Front row from left: Kaylie Abner, Abigail Jaynes, Clasby Chope, Nisha Arole, Joseph Lee, Ali Greenberg, Janeen Smith (BTG Program Coordinator)
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