About Dollars for Scholars

At the heart of Scholarship America lies our Dollars for Scholars division— more than 500 locally based, volunteer-driven affiliates serving students in thousands of communities across the country. With a national network of support behind them, Dollars for Scholars affiliates help hometown students achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing endowments, providing assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process, and distributing scholarships each year.

ChapterNet is an innovative online chapter management tool developed by Scholarship America. This technology platform allows chapters to build websites, manage scholarships, and reduce paperwork -- and it is included as part of the annual affiliation fee. Watch the video below to learn more about this powerful platform. If you're interested in volunteering or affiliating, click here. (If you're a ChapterNet user already, click here to log in.)

Volunteer With Dollars for Scholars
To find a Dollars for Scholars affiliate in your community and get in touch, visit the Dollars for Scholars Search. If there's no affilite serving your community and you're interested in establishing a Dollars for Scholars affiliate in your community, click here to find out more benefits and how to sign up. Finally, if you are a current Dollars for Scholars chapter volunteer, click here to log in to ChapterNet.

Collegiate Partners
The Collegiate Partners program involves more than 350 colleges, universities and technical schools to help maximize the impact of financial aid from our organization. Many even have matching-fund agreements, and all are committed to helping students get the most out of their Dollars for Scholars scholarship. To download the PDF directory listing all of our current Collegiate Partners, benefits for each, and contact information, click here.

The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

The Scholarship Coach

The Scholarship CoachScholarship America's blog, The Scholarship Coach, appears weekly at USNews.com, featuring expert advice on all kinds of scholarship issues. Here on the site, we feature a new highlight from the blog every week, and you can also download a free Scholarship Coach e-book!

Focus On The Finish Line

Scholarship America is dedicated to helping students get their degrees. Our 2013 Annual Report, Focus on the Finish Line, features statistics, stories, and student accounts of the importance of college completion.


Visit the online report to learn more and hear from our President, Lauren Segal.

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