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Dollars for Scholars

1) QWhat is Norwich Dollars for Scholars?

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Norwich Dollars for Scholars is a locally operated and supported, non-profit, 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.

Dollars for Scholars chapters work with hundreds of colleges and schools to maximize the value of their scholarships and reduce students’ reliance on loans.

2) QWhy is Dollars for Scholars so important?

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Rising costs, as well as declining federal and state student aid, are closing doors to higher education for many individuals in our community. Through Dollars for Scholars we have the opportunity to make a strong, collective statement about the importance of education beyond high school. We can provide both encouragement and financial support for local students. Hundreds of colleges have agreed as “Collegiate Partners” to accept these awards towards better meeting students’ needs or reducing loans; many colleges have also agreed to match Dollars for Scholars awards.

3) QHow are funds for local awards provided?

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Each year our community is invited to demonstrate our support for local students through a variety of fund-raising activities. Funds also come from the generous support of local businesses, service organizations and individuals who desire to sponsor scholarships in their name.

4) QWho may apply for a Scholarship?

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Complete the attached application and send to: Norwich High School Student Services Department, Midland Drive, Norwich NY 13815. It must be submitted directly to Student Services.


5) QHow are local scholarships awarded?

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By completing a common application form, students become eligible for several local awards. Applications are scored anonymously by trained volunteers serving on the Awards Committee. Applicants are judged for a variety of qualities, including work experience, school and community service activities and academic record. In this way, the selection process is objective and nondiscriminatory making scholarships available to a wide range of deserving students.

6) QHow does someone apply?

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Dollars for Scholars believes any sincere and determined person should have the opportunity to continue his or her education after high school graduation. Scholarships can be for an accredited post secondary institution. All students who reside within the boundaries of the Norwich City School District will be eligible to apply. Click here for the application.

7) QHow Can I Help?

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There are two ways:

Make a contribution. We encourage you to give as generously as you can, but be assured that any and all gifts are appreciated. Your contribution of $20, $100, or $1000 reflects your pride in our students and your commitment to the ongoing education of the young people of our community. 

Share your time, your skills and your ideas. We invite your help with any of our find-raising events throughout the year. We also invite you to share any ideas you have for new approaches to encouraging community participation in Dollars for Scholars. Together, through Norwich Dollars for Scholars, we have the opportunity to invest in our greatest resource, our youth. Together we can really make a difference.


8) QWho is the President of Dollars for Scholars?

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Kevin Walsh
Norwich City School District
District Office: 89 Midland Drive  | Norwich, NY 13815
P: 607.334.1600  |  F: 607.336.8652

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