Katie Couric celebrates Scholarship America

Katie Couric and Dollars for Scholars founder Dr. Irving Fradkin

Katie Couric recently featured our Scholarship America founder, Dr. Irving Fradkin, on her nationwide daytime talk show, Katie! In addition to a video profile and in-studio interview, the show provided Dr. Fradkin a surprise: scholarship recipients from 1961 to the present came out to thank him for his life’s work.

Katie and Dr. Fradkin also spoke with Hannah Truong, the 2013 Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer of the Year. Hannah was an active volunteer with Bellingham Dollars for Scholars in Washington state and is now attending college at Yale.

Here at Drew Silvern Education Fund / Dollars for Scholars, we also have some amazing volunteers and students. Dr. Phyllis Lautman shines particularly bright. Please see her experience, along with that of her mentee, Magdalena Lopez, here.

We are so grateful to Katie for her support of Dollars for Scholars and our national organization, Scholarship America. To help us support our local students and continue the legacy started by Dr. Fradkin, click here for volunteer opportunities.