Hoover High School 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 in the support of students and in the encouragement of educational achievement.
Hoover High School Dollars for Scholars is a chapter affiliate of Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of a America, Inc. (CSFA), a nationally recognized nonprofit student aid service organization.
Rising costs 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.
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 business, service organizations, and individuals who desire to sponsor scholarships in their name.
For those who wish to establish endowed scholarships, Hoover High School Dollars for Scholars may be named as a beneficiary in wills and insurance polices or receive gifts of property.
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. Children or adults may be eligible.
By completing a common application form, students become eligible for several local awards. Applications are scored anonymously by trained volunteers serving on an Awards Committee. Applicants receive points for a variety of qualities, including work experience, school and community activities, and academic record. In this way, the selection process is objective and nondiscriminatory making scholarships available to a wide range of deserving students planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.
Anyone in the community can help Hoover High School Dollars for Scholars in two ways:
We also invite you to share any ideas you have for new approaches to encouraging community participation in Dollars for Scholars.
Together, through Hoover High School Dollars for Scholars, we have an opportunity to invest in our greatest resource, our youth. Together we really can make a difference.