| Summary of Scholarship Fund|
Several years ago, a small group of volunteers from the Dundalk Senior High School Class of 1962 agreed to create a fund
from which to award a yearly scholarship to a graduating senior at their alma mater. They believed it would be a great
way to "give back" to the Dundalk community, and at the same time, provide tangible encouragement to the current DHS
senior class members.
Through the diligent efforts of that initial group, led by Richard Sizer, the Class of 62
Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 as charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code. All
donations to the Fund are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Because any overhead expenses are donated
by the members of the Board of Trustees, every penny collected is used solely to fund scholarships. Many Class of '62
members made initial 5-year pledges.
All contributions, no matter how large or small, are welcome; individual donations
have ranged from $10 to $1,000. Some donors have chosen to make multiple donations throughout the course of the year.
A few class members have even included the Fund in their estate plans.
Most donations to the scholarship fund come from the 600 or so members of the Class of '62. Additional contributions
come from other donors, including some past scholarship recipients, and friends who send annual contributions in memory
of Richard Sizer. We continue to reach or exceed our annual fund raising goal.
Thanks to some individuals giving more than their share, we have been able to accumulate extra funds which will enable
us to continue the mission of the foundation as the years go by, and class numbers and incomes shrink.
Early scholarships were awarded in the amount of $5,000, payable in $1,250 increments over four years as long as the
recipient remained in school. By 2014 our class had gradually increased the total scholarship to $7,500. This year
we will also begin to provide a separate $2,000 award for the Barbara Durkin Memorial Scholarship. As of 2014 our class
will have awared a total of $78,500 in scholarships to deserving graduates of Dundalk High School.
Tax Deductible Status
The Class of 62 Scholarship Fund is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue
Code as a charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Contributions,
no matter how large or small, are welcome from anyone at any time. All donations to this Fund
are used solely to fund scholarships. This is a great way for us to return something to the Dundalk community.
Address for Donations
Make your check to the "Class of 62 Scholarship Fund" and mail to:
Ginny Gray (Treasurer)
How to Apply for a Scholarship
Class of 62 Scholarship Fund
19530 Cliffsage Court
Cypress TX 77433-7500
If you are a current student at Dundalk
High and want to find out about the Class of 1962 Scholarship fund, talk with your Guidance Counselor.