Help Make A Difference to a Minneota High School Senior!

Your monetary contribution will directly support local Minneota High School students that are selected to receive a Minneota Dollars for Scholars award. Donations of any amount are accepted and are greatly appreciated.

If you would like to contribute, you can donate online directly to Minneota Dollars for Scholars by clicking here. The donations sent through the Dollars for Scholars Stripe account will go directly to our local Minneota Dollars for Scholars Chapter. 

You can also mail donations in the form of a check to the following address:

Minneota Dollars for Scholars
504 N. Monroe
Minneota, MN 56264

Please take this opportunity to donate to Dollars for Scholars.  Our goal is "to help students help themselves."

Another way to help is through named scholarships, which are sponsored annually by an individual or business.  These scholarships may be used to memorialize a loved one or gain publicity for your business while supporting our youth. 

Would you consider creating a scholarship in your name?  Typically, named scholarships range from $250 to $1000.  The sponsor of the scholarship may provide criteria for the award.  For example, some named scholarships require that the candidate is majoring in a particular field or has high achievements in community service.  We will work with you to set up appropriate criteria.  The recipient is selected by the Dollars for Scholars Awards Committee.  You would then have the option of presenting your scholarship at our annual awards program.

Scholarships provide financial assistance for college or technical school and also convey a message that the community cares about its students.  If you are not able to sponsor a named scholarship at this time, please consider supporting the Minneota Dollars for Scholars general fund by sending your gift of $25, $50 or more today.  Keep in mind that your contribution is tax deductible. 

Contact Sue Buysse at to start setting up your named scholarship for the next graduating class.

Again, by clicking on the donation link above, you will be able to donate DIRECTLY to the Minneota Dollars for Scholars chapter. **The 'Click to Donate' button at the bottom of this page does not work. Please donate by using the link above or by mailing in your donation to the address provided.  

Why Sponsor Scholarships Through Dollars for Scholars?  

Greater Visibility for your Scholarship(s)
Dollars for Scholars helps to promote scholarship sponsors by broadening recognition through the chapter's promotional efforts at awards ceremonies, in brochures, posters, award programs, donor listings, newsletters and more

Avoids Duplication of Effort
You get all the credit and Dollars for Scholars does all the work by designing, printing, distributing, collecting, and evaluating the application forms.

Better Distribution of Scholarship Dollars
Existing sponsors no longer have to worry about selecting the same candidates as another organization.
More equitable distribution of local scholarships-more students are receiving more money.
Opportunity to join with other sponsors to provide the community with a single awards program.  

Hassle Free Scholarship Selection
Dollars for Scholars has a proven methodology--provides objective and professional evaluation of applicants through a process that assigns points for various student qualities without reference to student names during the scoring process.  

More Applicants for Your Scholarship
One easy application for a broad range of scholarships and a standard deadline date encourages students to apply for scholarships

Make Your Scholarship Awards Stretch!
Thanks to Dollars for Scholars' Collegiate Partners Program, a large number of colleges have agreed not to reduce the student's financial aid package when a student receive a scholarship through a Dollars for Scholars chapter.
A growing number of colleges also agree to match sponsored awards when managed by a Dollars for Scholars chapter.

You will be helping local school guidance counselors
Common application form and selection process will free the counselor to focus on more pressing issues and have more time to assist students.
No multiple files for local scholarship application forms.
More students will be encouraged to apply.

You will be helping the community
Dollars for Scholars provides a single, coordinated, and recognizable plan for local scholarship giving.
Encourages more people to consider giving scholarships resulting in more scholarship opportunities for local students.
Increases public commitment to continuing education of local students.
Improves the educational climate of the community.