Why is District 883 Dollars for Scholars here?

Our mission is to provide scholarship opportunities to graduates from District 883 (Rockford, MN) as they further their post-secondary education.  Our vision is to partner with students, families, local business, and community organizations to help students meet their educational goals.

All of our DFS scholarships are made possible through fundraising efforts by the DFS committee and donations from local businesses, community members, and community/school organizations.  Every donation makes a difference!  Smaller donations are added to the General Fund which is applied to general Dollars for Scholars scholarships.  Larger donations of $500 or more allow the donor to designate the criteria for a named scholarship (if so desired). 

Every senior at Rockford High School is eligible to apply.  The high point of each scholarship year is the Senior Awards Ceremony held annually in May where we announce our Dollars for Scholars recipients.  All scholarships awarded are valid for redemption for three years and are paid directly to the school the student will be attending. 


What's Happening

  • Scholarship applications for the Class of 2016 closed on 04/08/16. 
  • Our evaluation committee has anonymously scored the applications and scholarship recipients have now been identified. 
  • Scholarships will be awarded to recipients from the Class of 2016 at the Senior Awards Night May 11, 2016 at 7pm in the Rockford High School auditorium.  Please join us!  
  • We are currently looking for new board members to continue this organization's legacy of supporting students and helping them reach their post-secondary educational goals.  If you would like to join our team, please contact Karen Nielsen at 612-719-1703.


Past News

The Class of 2015 Senior Awards Ceremony was held at Rockford High School Wednesday May 13, 2015.  District 883 Dollars for Scholars awarded $32,700 in scholarships to 41 deserving recipients.  On behalf of all Dollars for Scholars board members, volunteers, and donors, congratulations and best of luck in your future endeavors!!


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