2019 Scholarship Recipients

Attention Highline High School students: You are eligible to apply for our scholarships while your school is temporarily located in Des Moines. Selecting Highline High School will now link your application to our chapter. Be sure to select "apply" to each scholarship now available to you.




What Is Des Moines Dollars for Scholars?

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars® is a locally operated and supported, nonprofit, tax-exempt scholarship foundation. Operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, the purpose of Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to educational opportunities by involving and assisting our community in the support of students and in the encouragement of educational achievement.   Des Moines Dollars for Scholars  is a Dollars for Scholars chapter affiliate of Scholarship America®, a nationally recognized nonprofit student aid service organization.

Since our chapter formed in 2001, Des Moines Dollars for Scholars  has awarded more than 150 scholarships to local students.  Our parent organization, Scholarship America, has awarded scholarships to more than 2 million students since it was founded 50 years ago!

Who May Apply for a Scholarship?

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars  believes any sincere and determined person should have the opportunity to continue his or her education after graduation. Scholarships can be for two- year, four-year, or vocational and technical colleges. Students graduating from high school (or who have earned their GED) and adults continuing their education who attend school in Des Moines, Washington, or who live in the cities of Des Moines or Normandy Park, Washington, may be eligible.

Applications for 2020 Scholarships 

The 2020 application process is open as of December 15, 2019.  Applications are DUE BY MARCH 31, 2020.  To ensure you meet the deadline, we recommend submitting your transcripts and letters of recommendation early.  Please do not wait until the last minute as the process to submit these components has additional processing time.

                                                                         2020 Calendar of Events

                                                    December 15, 2019           Online applications open  

                                           (Only online applications will be accepted.)

March 31, 2020                 DEADLINE for scholarship application 

May 1, 2020                       Deadline to accept scholarship

May 13, 2020                     Scholarship Reception 

June 2020                         Scholarship checks mailed to institutions

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars
P. O. Box 98296

Des Moines, Washington  98198