Founded in 2001, Minneota Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to Minneota High School graduates. Dollars for Scholars is a national network of community-based and volunteer-operated scholarship foundations throughout the US.

The scholarships awarded come from donations from area businesses and individuals, endowments, memorials and from fundraisers held by Minneota Dollars for Scholars. Minneota Dollars for Scholars also manages "named scholarships." These are scholarships sponsored by businesses & organizations or by families and individuals. The board works with these groups to set up criteria for their scholarship and then Minneota Dollars for Scholars does all the work from there. Individuals representing each named scholarship have an opportunity to hand out their awards at our banquet.