What Is Des Moines Dollars for Scholars?
Des Moines Dollars for Scholars® is a locally operated and supported, nonprofit, tax-exempt scholarship foundation. Operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, the purpose of Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to educational opportunities by involving and assisting our community in the support of students and in the encouragement of educational achievement. Des Moines Dollars for Scholars is a Dollars for Scholars chapter affiliate of Scholarship America®, a nationally recognized nonprofit student aid service organization.
Since our chapter formed in 2001, Des Moines Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than 140 scholarships to local students. Our parent organization, Scholarship America, has awarded scholarships to more than 2 million students since it was founded 50 years ago!
Who May Apply for a Scholarship?
Des Moines Dollars for Scholars believes any sincere and determined person should have the opportunity to continue his or her education after graduation. Scholarships can be for two- year, four-year, or vocational and technical colleges. Students graduating from high school (or who have earned their GED) and adults continuing their education who attend school in Des Moines, Washington, or who live in the cities of Des Moines or Normandy Park, Washington, may be eligible.
Applications for 2017 Scholarships
The applications process for 2017 scholarships opens on December 15, 2016 and closes on March 1, 2017. Don't waste a moment! Be sure to start on your application process and give yourself and counselors/advisors enough time to gather all the information and submit on time!
Des Moines Dollars for Scholars
P. O. Box 98296
Des Moines, Washington 98198