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 2023 Scholarships 

The window for 2023 applications close on March 31, 2023. Pleas check back in December 2022 to apply for scholarships to be issued in 2023.

Please see timelines below for acknowledgment deadline and reception date.

2023 Calendar of Events

January 1, 2023                Online applications open (Only online applications will be accepted)

March 31, 2023                 DEADLINE for scholarship application 

May 1, 2023                       Deadline to ACCEPT scholarship

May 10, 2023                     Scholarship Reception 

June 2023                         Scholarship checks mailed to institutions


Des Moines Dollars for Scholars
P. O. Box 98296

Des Moines, Washington  98198