Emma F

"Shaping A Positive Future"
The Polar Bear Foundation is dedicated to building a stronger Northern community by encouraging a broad based support for the investment in creative, innovative and exceptional opportunities for the Northern York County School District.




​​​​​​​​​Polar Bear Foundation Athletic Fund Initiative

A new initiative has recently commenced to add targeted support to the athletic programs of our School District through the establishment of a PBF Athletic Fund.  The Athletic Fund will provide donors the opportunity to direct their contributions into programs to enhance our athletic fields, equipment, supplies and opportunities.  The first major project of the Athletic Fund is to raise money for the construction of a new turf field.  Please click for additional information on the Turf Field Project and donation opportunities.


Polar Bear Foundation 2019 Scholarship Recipients

The Polar Bear Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Dr. Brian M. Small Polar Bear Foundation Scholarships.  This year’s recipients are Olivia Falck, Michael Ginder and Amber Swaisgood with each receiving a $1,000.00 scholarship award.  Olivia is the daughter of Brian and Kelly Falck and plans to attend the University of Richmond with a dual major in Physics and Environmental Studies.  Michael is the son of Cathy Ginder and plans to attend Liberty University to major in Financial Planning.  Amber is the daughther of Roy and Diane Swaisgood.  She plans to attend Messiah College to major in Graphic Design.


Since 2012, the Polar Bear Foundation has awarded $1,000 scholarships to two graduating seniors. A third scholarship was added this year, thanks to additional sponsorship support from Klein Dental Associates. Each applicant was asked to provide a 250+ word essay explaining why community service is important to them along with a history of their service activities.  The PBF Selection Committee evaluated each application with consideration given to the content, form, grammar, neatness and presentation of the letter/essay.   Congratulations and Best Wishes to these three students as they prepare for their college endeavors.  For more information on the Polar Bear Foundation Scholarship, please click here.

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Dillsburg, PA 17019

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