North Tama Dollars for Scholars hosts successful fundraiser

Scholarship application portal now open to seniors

North Tama Dollars for Scholars volunteers including (l-r) former exchange student Polina Litvinova, Liz Bauch (back), board member Marilyn Bauch, and president Jared Bauch pause momentarily for a photo on Dec. 16 during the organization’s Celebration Meal fundraiser held during the Redhawks v. Bolts basketball games in Traer. PHOTO BY RUBY F. MCALLISTER
North Tama Superintendent David Hill serves up a bowl of chili as part of the Dollars for Scholars Celebration Meal fundraiser held on Dec. 16 in Traer during the girls and boys varsity basketball games. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARILYN BAUCH
North Tama Dollars for Scholars volunteers including (l-r) Peggy Finzen, Sue Ewoldt, Polina Litvinova, and Liz Bauch pictured on Dec. 16 serving food at basketball games. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARILYN BAUCH

The North Tama Dollars for Scholars (NTDFS) program hosted a Celebration Meal on December 16 at the school concession stand during the Redhawks v. Baxter Bolts girls and boys basketball games. Despite North Tama’s loss to both Bolts’ teams – currently No. 1 in the Iowa Star Conference South Division – the fundraiser flourished, pulling in enough freewill donations to fund more than one $1,000 scholarship this spring. NTDFS volunteers and community members donated all the food served including chili, beefburgers, cookies, and fresh veggies.

The NTDFS scholarship portal opened January 1 of this year. Seniors at North Tama are urged to complete their Student Profile before March 1 and apply for all qualifying scholarships. The portal can be accessed here.

The program plans to award 25 separate $1,000 scholarships this coming May with eight of those being renewable for an additional year. Scholarships are available for community college, vocational certificates or licenses, B.A. and B.S. degrees.