Educational Institutions

Citizens Scholarship Foundation of America Inc

  • Utica, NY
  • www.udfs.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Mission Statement

The mission of Utica Dollars for Scholars is to establish and maintain a growing source of scholarship and academic support for students from Utica NY and surrounding communities.

Utica Dollars for Scholars was founded in Utica NY in November 1994, and is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2009.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

City of Utica, County of Oneida and Herkimer, New York State

ruling year

1962

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Louis Parrotta

Keywords

Self-reported

scholarships, student awards, academic support, student financial aid, Young Scholars, philanthropy

Also Known As

Utica Dollars for Scholars

EIN

41-1795701

 Number

0601809597

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Utica Dollars for Scholars has reached $232,000 in awards and matching grants, and 803 total awards during since our founding in 1994.

 

We awarded 77 scholarships in 2008 for a total of $19,400. These students received $5,500 in matching awards from their colleges for a total of $24,900 this last calendar year.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarships

About 35 volunteers annually conduct fund raising activities and award selections. Scholarships are distributed based on a variety of criteria and donor designations. We also support the academic efforts of Young Scholars, a school-community collaboration for at-risk youth which partners Utica College with the Utica City School District and community agencies.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

City of Utica, County of Oneida and Herkimer, New York State

Funding Needs

Annual contributions in support of Utica Dollars for Scholars Named scholarship awards Endowment Fund establishing permanent awards Scholarship Funds established by individuals, families, business, organizations Memorial Funds in honor of a friend, colleagues or loved one.

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Operations

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Citizens Scholarship Foundation of America Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Louis Parrotta

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Utica Dollars for Scholars (UDFS) is an all-volunteer scholarship foundation with no paid employees. We are operated by volunteers who receive no compensation of any kind in their support of young people in our community through UDFS."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Louis Parrotta

No affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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