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 donations from local businesses, community members, and community/school organizations as well as fundraising efforts by the DFS committee. 


Every donation makes a difference!  Donations under $500 (unless designated to a memorial fund) are applied to our general fund and support Dollars for Scholars general scholarships.  Donations of $500 or more allow the donor to define 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 to ensure they will be used for educational expenses. 


All graduating seniors at Rockford High School who meet scholarship eligibility requirements are encouraged 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 2019 are due on Friday 04/05/19. Profiles should be completed by this time and all applications submitted
  • Our evaluation committee will anonymously review and score the student profiles and scholarship recipients from the Class of 2019 will be identified. 
  • Scholarships will be presented to recipients at the Senior Awards Night scheduled in May 20189(date/time will be announced). Ceremony is held 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 or email karen.nielsen@nielsen.com.


Past News

The Class of 2018 Senior Awards Night was held at Rockford High School May 23, 2018. District 883 Dollars for Scholars awarded $23,500 in scholarships to 31 deserving recipients. The Dollars for Scholars board and our donors would like to congratulate all our DFS and community scholarship recipients and wish all graduates the best of luck in their future endeavors!!


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