What We Do For Communities

Scholarship America's community scholarship support is centered around our Dollars for Scholars program.

Scholarship America's original program, Dollars for Scholars, has united volunteers across the nation for more than 60 years. With a national network of support behind them, nearly 500 volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters work in their communities to award scholarships to local students. Dollars for Scholars helps hometown students achieve their goals by:

  • Raising funds
  • Establishing endowments
  • Providing assistance with college readiness
  • Educating students and families about the financial aid process
  • Distributing scholarships

To assist Dollars For Scholars chapters, Scholarship America provides an innovative online chapter management tool called ChapterNet. This suite of software allows chapters to build websites, manage scholarships, and reduce paperwork.

Uniting Colleges and Communities

Scholarship America's Collegiate Partners program involves more than 300 colleges, universities and technical schools who have agreed to help maximize the impact of financial aid from our organization. Our Dreamkeepers program helps students stay in college when faced with an unforeseen financial emergency.


If you're ready to join the movement, find your local chapter or learn about establishing a Dollars for Scholars chapter in your community. If you are a current Dollars for Scholars volunteer, click here to log in to ChapterNet!

How It Works

For more than 50 years, Dollars for Scholars has made student dreams come true. Here's how Scholarship America works with affiliates today.

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Be A Part Of It

If you want to help more students in your community, find or start a Dollars for Scholars chapter today.

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Influencing National Policy

With your help, Scholarship America's public policy work will improve college affordability and student support systems.

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