Why is District 883 Dollars for Scholars here?

Our mission is to provide scholarship opportunities to graduates from District 883 (Rockford High School in Rockford, MN) as they work toward completing their post-secondary education. All of our DFS scholarships are made possible through fundraising efforts by the DFS committee as well as donations from local businesses, community members, and civic/school organizations. 


Every donation makes a difference!  Smaller donations are combined in our General Fund and 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 desired. All scholarship awards are valid for redemption for three years and are paid directly to the school the student will be attending. 


All graduating seniors at Rockford High School are 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.  


What's Happening

  • Scholarship applications for the Class of 2017 closed on 04/07/17. 
  • Our evaluation committee is anonymously scoring the student profiles so that Class of 2017 scholarship recipients can be identified. 
  • Scholarships will be awarded to recipients from the Class of 2017 at the Senior Awards Night scheduled May 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm 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 2016 Senior Awards Night was held at Rockford High School May 11, 2016.  District 883 Dollars for Scholars awarded $30,200 in scholarships to 39 deserving recipients.  On behalf of all Dollars for Scholars board members, our donors, and our volunteers, congratulations and best of luck in your future endeavors!!


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