The mission of Griggs County Central Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to educational opportunities for Griggs County Central School students through scholarships and academic support.

The funds are provided through dollars raised in the Griggs County Central School District by people who believe in the importance of continuing your education.  Through Dollars for Scholars we have the opportunity to make a strong, collective statement about the importance of education beyond high school, providing encouragement and support for the best and brightest of our local students.

To find out more about what Griggs County Central Dollars for Scholars can do for a college-bound student, please check out our available scholarships.  Complete a FREE online profile to find out for which chapter scholarships you are eligible AND as a bonus, you'll receive a list of additional scholarships from across the nation that you may also be eligible for.  Apply one  time for multiple opportunities to earn scholarships for college.  Registered students will receive notification and feedback regarding scholarship deadlines, requirements, and the status of their applications.  Registered students also receive access to exclusive financial aid and college success resources.


We Began In 2004

Many local businesses, organizations, and individual donors fund scholarships utilizing Dollars for Scholars Pass-Through Scholarships.  In addition, some families have established memorial scholarships in honor of loved ones.  The donor funds the scholarships, may set a criteria for the scholarship award, such as community service, but allow the local chapter to screen the applications and assign the appropriate award.  Scholarship awards are set at a minimum of $500 each.  On occasion, Pass-Through Donors have provided scholarships of $1,000 to recipients.

Applications are scored according to guidelines suggested by the national organization.  No financial information is requested, as financial need is not a pre-requisite for application, nor a criteria used in determining an award.  Since the Chapter's inception in 2004, 93 Scholarships have been awarded totaling $50,450.