New website allows more scholarships for ‘Des Moines Dollars for Scholars’

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars will better serve students and community with the official launch of new website, including an online student scholarship application.

Dollars for Scholars® officially launched a new website Sept. 27 through a new software tool provided by Scholarship America®, Dollars for Scholars’ parent organization. Online applications are now being accepted through March 31.

This new website will allow Des Moines Dollars for Scholars to help students in the community access more scholarships. Through the website, students will have the ability to create an online profile, which allows them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships—on both the local and national level—in just a couple of clicks.

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars was able to customize the website to meet its specific needs; including keeping the local community updated on chapter news, events and deadlines; providing information on what’s going on in education on a national level; and giving students and parents a one-stop-shop for chapter scholarships, educational resources, opportunities, and events.

“In past years we have used a labor intensive application system. The new online system is a much needed leap in technology for the students, parents and counselors,” said Des Moines Dollars For Scholars President Angela Engel.

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars encourages students to begin developing their online profiles now, to assure they are alerted about scholarship opportunities in advance of deadlines. In addition to scholarships, students will also have access to exclusive volunteer and internship opportunities that may be available to them, as well as a wealth of financial aid and college success tools and resources provided by Scholarship America

About Dollars for Scholars®
Scholarship America’s Dollars for Scholars® program is a national network of nearly 1,100 local chapters, driven by local volunteers that help hometown students in over 3,000 communities across the country. In addition to raising funds and distributing scholarships for students, chapters also provide assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process.

Since 2001 Des Moines Dollars For Scholars has awarded over 140 scholarships to local students who live in Des Moines or Normandy Park or go to school in Des Moines.

More information is available at

About Scholarship America®
Scholarship America® is the nation’s largest provider of private scholarships, helping students pursue and complete their education beyond high school through local and national scholarship programs, and emergency financial assistance. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.7 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.8 million students over the last 50 years. Scholarship America’s programs, which include Dollars for Scholars®, help fund both entry-level and multi-year scholarships, as well as emergency financial grants. More information is available at

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