Mikayla Rix Receives Scholarship America® Dollars for Scholars’ Student Volunteer Award

The Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars for Scholars Program is pleased to announce that Mikayla Rix has received a Student Volunteer Award from Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars. Mikayla was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her postsecondary education and was chosen for her dedication and service to her community, as well as strong academic achievement at the Cuba-Rushford High School. Fifteen students from across the country were chosen to receive this $1,000 scholarship based on volunteerism, community service and academics.

During the past four years in high school, Mikayla has also participated in many community service activities including: teaching Karate, helping with St. Mary’s Church Events, Cuba Little League Events, Cuba Youth Football Events, Blue Devils Basketball, Single Tree Ranch, United Way Drives, Cuba Rod & Gun Club Events, School Lock-Ins, Karen Landcastle Cancer Corner, New Hudson Fire Department Events, Youth Court, CRCS Outdoors Fisheries and Wildlife Events and Cub Scouts.

Denis Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Allegany County Area Foundation, stated, “Mikayla Rix plans to attend Hibert College in the fall and is planning to pursue a degree in criminal justice. We wish her much success!”

“On behalf of Scholarship America, we are honored to be able to award such a talented and giving young woman with this scholarship,” said Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO of Scholarship America. Mikayla Rix embodies exactly what Scholarship America and our Dollars for Scholars program is about—serving communities at a grassroots level to improve the lives of local citizens from the ground up.”

The Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars for Scholars Program
The Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars for Scholars Program recently awarded a total of $247,500 to 124 recipients from across Allegany County. The recipients were chosen through a blind selection process from a pool of 248 applicants including both high school seniors and current college students. The online application process will open up again on this November 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year at: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org.  Call 585-808-8444 for more information.

About Scholarship America
For 60 years, Scholarship America has worked directly with students, parents, donors, colleges, businesses and communities to empower people to achieve their educational goals. As the nation’s largest private education support organization, having distributed over $3.7 billion to more than 2.3 million students, Scholarship America is now working to further engage the private sector to support programs and policies that advance equity in postsecondary education and help students overcome barriers to access, persistence and attainment. More information is available at www.scholarshipamerica.org.