Dollars for Scholars Award Criteria

The following criteria were used in evaluating nominations for the 2012 Regional Chapters of the Year and Volunteers of the Year.

Chapters and New Chapters were honored for:

  • Excellence in board leadership
  • Successful volunteer recruitment and management
  • Achievement in fundraising efforts
  • Excellence in community relations efforts
  • Impact of scholarship awards program
  • Promotion/support of college readiness and success efforts
  • Plans and activities for tracking recipients/engaging alumni
  • Excellence in system citizenship

Volunteers were honored for:

  • Exemplary involvement with Dollars for Scholars chapter and programs
  • Dedication to the promotion and strengthening of Dollars for Scholars
  • Advocacy of Dollars for Scholars, education, students and scholarships in the community
  • Excellence in system citizenship

The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a new multi-year, performance-based scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These renewable, 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!

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