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Dollars for Scholars

What is Dollars for Scholars?

St. Louis Park Dollars for Scholars, affiliated with Scholarship America, is a volunteer, community based organization committed to raising scholarships funds for St. Louis Park High School seniors. It is a locally operated and supported, non-profit, tax-exempt scholarship foundation and has been in existence since 1995. St. Louis Park DFS is managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors committed to increasing the amount of scholarship money available while keeping the cost to a minimum. Our yearly operating cost is less than $1000 – about 1.5% of the scholarships awarded. Our purpose is to encourage academic achievement and to expand access to educational opportunities by providing scholarship assistance.

In 2021, St. Louis Park Dollars for Scholars awarded $119,000 in scholarship awards to 93 graduating seniors. Since its inception, St. Louis Park Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarship awards to more than 1,500 students. 

New board members are welcome. Please contact Barb Nelson, SLPHS Counselor and Scholarship Coordinator at 952-928-6131 or for more information.

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