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CHS Class of 1949 Rising Scholars Endowment

The kind support of the Class of 1949 established the very first endowment with the Aberdeen Public Schools Foundation for the Rising Scholars Program.

The interest from the Rising Scholars Endowment was originally used to help reduce the cost of tuition ($25/credit) for our high school students taking college classes at Northern and Presentation while still at Central.  

With the advent of the dual credit program, tuition is now greatly reduced for these students, and they have the opportunity to take classes at any of the state universities and tech schools. 

Our Foundation Rising Scholars program transitioned into using the endowment’s interest to provide a book reimbursement of $50 per class to help make these classes even more affordable for our Central students.  In 2017-18, 116 of our CHS juniors and seniors took 178 dual credit classes and received book reimbursements. 

 As of June 30, 2018. . .
The Rising Scholar Endowment balance has reached $28,155!

Funds are continuously needed for this Endowment as the number of
CHS students enrolling in collegiate classes through this program
greatly increases each year. 

"My husband Jason and I support the Rising Scholars Endowment because we feel this is a very beneficial program for CHS seniors. The program encourages high school seniors to get a “feel” for college courses while providing tuition reimbursement. 

The demands for this  program will only increase.  My employer, New York Life, also offers
an Educational Matching Gift Program, so our gift is doubled. 

We feel this is a great way to give back to our community."  

Cheryl Lorenz  - CHS Class of 1981

The Foundation is so appreciative of all of our alumni and friends who generously
provide support of this Endowment. 
For more information about the Rising Scholar Endowment, please contact the Foundation Office at 605-725-7118 or Gretchen.Sharp@k12.sd.us.

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