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CSF Bedford Dollars for Scholars Awards Near the $3 Million Mark

CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars is on the cusp of a milestone.

After presenting more than $152,000 in scholarship awards in 2021 - a record for our chapter of Scholarship America - we have now exceeded $2.89 million in awards over our 56-year history and stand poised to surpass $3 million in 2022.

Please look for updates on our web and Facebook pages and in local news outlets like The Bedford Citizen for details on our annual Phone-(Mail)-a-Thon, Trivia Night and Flatbread fundraisers and don't forget to stop by our booth on Bedford Day, Saturday, September 18th.


CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars is pleased to share our 56th annual awards presentation via a YouTube video hosted by our Master of Ceremonies extraordinaire, Mike Rosenberg, and produced in conjunction with BedfordTV.

The awards are presented in alphabetical order by scholarship name, followed by Dollars for Scholars scholarships and local organization scholarships. The information regarding the destination college and intended major for each recipient was as of the date of the recording.  All recipients are either Bedford or HAFB residents, or  Seniors graduating from Bedford High School. 



CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars

on Track for Banner Year

Despite Pandemic

Read more about us in Mike Rosenberg's article in the Bedford Citizen


1988 CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Recipient

Neera Tanden

Biden's Choice for Office of Management & Budget Director

Neera Tanden - Courtesy image (c) cdn.americanprogress.org all rights reserved

Neera Tanden was a 1988 CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars recipient of the Millipore Scholarship and DAR Good Citizen Certificate.

Learn more about Neera's links to Bedford in Mike Rosenberg's article in the Bedford Citizen.

CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Virtual Trivia Night 2021


February 6, 2021 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


  • 7:00 PM  Zoom session opens: People are encouraged to sign in early so they can be grouped with their teammates for break-out rooms during the game.

  • 7:30 PM Trivia Night game starts: Question is posed to everyone; teams are broken out into their separate breakout rooms for discussion; Answers are submitted by the team captain; Everyone then reconvenes, then repeat for the next question, and so on, until the game ends.

  • 8:30 PM Trivia Night game ends: The Zoom session will be left open for a half hour to allow some folks to schmooze, while others just end their Zoom session.  

  • 9:00 PM Zoom session is closed.

 Save the date and look for details coming soon on this virtual fundraiser event.



 We invite our 2020 Scholarship recipients, families, friends, donors and the Bedford Community to view the 2020 CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars YouTube awards presentation by clicking on the following link. 

Bedford's own Master of Ceremonies, Mike Rosenberg, and our President, Jean Segal, recorded this YouTube presentation to provide students, donors, friends, family and the Bedford community the opportunity to celebrate the generosity of our donors and to congratulate the Class of 2020 for their hard work and perseverance during these unusual times.

A special thanks is extended to Katie Duval of BedfordTV for making this Virtual Presentation happen. 

Bedford Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-thon a Ringing Success

The 55th annual Phone-a-thon of Dollars for Scholars contacted Bedford and Hanscom community residents who pledged almost $32,000 according to chairpersons Alma Pomponi and Scott Dyer. Projected donations are expected to exceed $55,000.

The MITRE Corporation, Burlington Road, was the site of the telephone fund drive efforts for 131 Bedford High School student callers over the February 29 - March 1 weekend.   Students were recruited by Social Studies Department teachers, coordinated by Christine Butler, and worked in two-hour shifts.  Many adult volunteers stuffed the pledge envelopes sent to over 5200 residents.

The money raised in the 55th annual "Dollars for Scholars" Phone-a-thon is the principal source of funds for college scholarships awarded to graduating seniors by Dollars for Scholars.  Additional scholarship awards will bring this year's scholarships totals to around $132,000 which will be presented at a reception held at the Bedford Glen DoubleTree Hotel on May 27, 2020.  "Dollars for Scholars" donations can be mailed to CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730-0585. On-Line donations are also accepted. Please visit the Donate Now page of our website.

Any graduating senior from Bedford High School, or any Bedford resident who is graduating from any other secondary school, or completes home schooling, is eligible for scholarship aid.  Aid is available for students going to four-year colleges, two-year colleges, or to schools for technical, vocational or specialized training.  Student applications are available now online, with the deadline of March 20.  

The awards committee of scholarship directors and other local citizens meets in the spring to review the applications of students who apply for aid.  CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars seeks to award scholarships on the basis of merit with the amount determined by need, following the guidelines of the national organization.

Please see below for photos of our student and adult volunteers and also visit the Bedford Snapshots Facebook page to view additional photos from the Phone-a-thon courtesy of Jeffrey Hoyland.



6th Annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Trivia Night

February 1, 2020

Thank you Bedford!

Spirited fun and friendship dominated the 6th Annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Trivia Night. This scholarship fund raiser drew from the Bedford Community to compete and raise scholarships for our high school seniors. Among the dedicated supports were Select Board, School Committee members, friends and neighbors, businesses, and CSF Board members all competing in great fun and camaraderie. Door Prizes and donations from these local businesses: Flatbread, Great Road Gallery & Framing, Holi Indian Restaurant, Starbucks, Red Heat Tavern, TL Nails Spa, Black Earth Compost and Wegmans Please patronize these businesses and thank them for their support of our scholarships. Terrific Raffle Baskets brought additional excitement. Now in its 55th year, CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars has awarded almost $2.7 million to nearly 3150 students. 

1st Place winner's team - "Select Board" left to right

1st row:  Margot Fleischman, Emily Mitchell, Zoe Pierce, John W Mitchell, Ron Cordes

2nd row: William Moonan, Mark Seigenthaler, Ed Pierce, Michael Rosenberg, Cathy Cordes

2nd Placed winner's team - "This one goes to eleven" left to right

1st row: Phil Werth, Ariel Peres, Erik Williams, Benjamin Boegel-Werth, Nectar Seidel

2nd Row: Janet Werth, Ted Werth, Aly Werth, Bryan Werth, Lyn Grosslein, Kate Grosslein


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