Scholarship Drive 2020

 The Tiger Alumni Center - Tiger Pride Alumni Association

2020 Scholarship Drive


Dates: February 1 to March 27




Once we reach $20,000, the drive will be over and any additional scholarship donations will be used in the 2021 scholarship drive.

(Note: other donations may be for the general fund or for the Tiger Pride Cares program).





Our 2020 Goal, STILL:  $20,000.00!

Meeting this goal will mean 131 scholarships

will have been met over the 9-years of drives!




(We do accept donations year-round!)





Please Mail Checks to


Janet Everette, Treasurer, TPAA

906 East Cherry Street

Olney, IL. 62450


Please make your check out to Tiger Pride Alumni Association


Remember: the Tiger Pride Alumni Association, Ltd., is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization.


As many of you know, the Tiger Alumni Center members have been very generous every year of the past eight years -- raising in total over the years a total of $111,000 for 111 scholarships!  Both of your last three years, you donated $20,000 for twenty scholarships and for each of the two years before that, you TAC donors raised $10,000, and each year we awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000.  


 Click Here: Current Totals:  To see the current list of current contributors 




The Tiger Pride Alumni Association - TAC Scholarship recipients are selected by the Richland County High School Senior Awards Committee.  Scholarships are awarded to deserving graduating seniors at Richland County High School based on the following criteria.

1) Students in good academic standing and at least a 'B' average.

2) Students that have demonstrated the Core Expectations of RCHS Students of Respect, Responsibility and Work Ethic.

3) Financial need of the student is considered in the selection, but it is not the sole criterion.



Note about the above process:  None of those who will be a recipient knows of being selected until hearing her or his name announced during the ceremony on Senior Awards night.  As to the TAC - TPAA directors, we have no part of the selection; afterwards key directors are informed of the number and names in order to prepare for the ceremony. 



Donors List:

As stated previous years, we like to publish your name on our donors list, but will use “Anonymous” if you request it.  I do hope you will permit us to post your name.  We have good evidence that suggest naming names helps increase donations.  Thanks!




Thanks for visiting our TAC links below!
TAC-TPAA RCHS 2019 Recipients

TAC-TPAA RCHS 2018 Recipients

TAC-TPAA RCHS 2017 Recipients

TAC - TPAA RCHS 2016 Recipients

Founder Richard Williams 2016 Comments / Some History

Chicago Tribune: "Giving is Good for You"

Richard Williams: "My Scholarships"




Dear TAC Members,



 --  for whatever you do to help make the Tiger Alumni Center a home for alumni and school employees!



   --  for your gifts of time, talent and treasure and for never doubting the power of education!



  --  for all you do to help us here at TAC to help the students of Richland County school district.


You Are Making a Difference!