RTR Scholarship Foundation donations approach $300K

March 18, 2020

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Eighteen years ago the local chapter of RTR Dollars for Scholars was launched. Those involved in organizing the group saw a need to help the RTR students with the cost of post-secondary education and got this off the ground. Ryck Jorgens­en of Tyler, president of the board of directors for the foundation, said the group ran under the Dol­lars for Scholars flag for over 10 years.
“In 2013, the national Dollars for Scholars or­ganization began requir­ing more specific items of each individual chapter that were going to cost quite a bit of money to both set up and to main­tain as well as additional time demands of the committee members,” Jorgensen said…

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