There is still time to apply for a Dollars for Scholars scholarship.  Go to the student/parent button on our website and get started.  It is easy!  You have until March 3 to apply!


Scholarship Applications Are Now Being Accepted

     The Fergus Falls Area Chapter of Dollars for Scholars is now accepting scholarship applications. All applications will be done online on our website:  There are well over 60 chapter scholarships available. Additional scholarships through Scholarship America are also available.  Information regarding these scholarships can be found on our website.  Just click on Parents and Students and start the process. If you need assistance with the online applications, the counselors at Kennedy Secondary School and Hillcrest Academy are able to assist.

    Applications are scored anonymously by the scholarship committee of the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars board of directors. Our local scholarships are given based on merit although some Scholarship America scholarships may consider financial need.  You will be asked to fill out financial information on the website but that information will not be used as a criterion for our local scholarships.

    The Fergus Falls Chapter has $1.3 million in assets and has awarded $725,000 dollars in scholarships over the last 25 years.  Seniors from Fergus Falls High School, Hillcrest Academy and the IQ Academy are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars local chapter scholarships is March 3, 2017.



We Open Doors to Education

Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars is a locally operated and supported nonprofit, tax-exempt scholarship organization in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.  Operated by an all-volunteer board of directors, the purpose of Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to higher education by involving and assisting the community in supporting local students and encouraging them to higher levels of educational achievement.

Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars is a chapter affiliate of Scholarship America, a nationally recognized nonprofit student aid service organization of nearly 1,000 chapters.  Scholarship America gives local chapters access to additional funds on a national basis and matching ascholarship funds.

Quality education is the key to coping and competing in an increasingly complex world.  Rising costs are closing doors to higher education for many individuals in our community.  Through Dollars for Scholars we have the opportunity to make a strong, collective statement about the importance of education beyond high school.  By providing scholarships, the private sector can open doors for local students graduating from Fergus Falls Public Schools and Hillcrest Lutheran Academy.


Congratulations to Our 2016 Scholarship Recipients


Fifty-four students were awarded $39,000 in scholarships this year. We are proud of them!