News release from South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars
(Aurora, Ind.) – South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars® officially launched a new website on Monday, October 22nd through a new software tool provided by Scholarship America®, Dollars for Scholars’ parent organization.
This new website (www.southdearborn.dollarsforscholars.org) will allow South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars to help students in the South Dearborn school district to 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.
South Dearborn 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.
“We are very grateful to Scholarship America for making this opportunity available to us. While it will definitely help us with our events and fundraising, it will provide the most benefits to South Dearborn students. Students will be able to apply for all of our scholarships online, there will no longer be a long, handwritten application” says Debbie Busching, SDDFS board member. “Students who complete the online application, or profile, will also be notified if they are eligible for other Scholarship America scholarships, not just our local ones.”
South Dearborn 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.
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.
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 www.scholarshipamerica.org.