Who may apply for our scholarships?

We believe any sincere and determined student should have the opportunity to continue his or her education after graduation. ALL students graduating from Le Sueur-Henderson High School, that fulfill the criteria established for scholarships, are eligible. Scholarships can be for two-year, four-year, or vocational & technical colleges.


When should students start preparing?

Students are encouraged to establish their own online Student Profile as early as their freshman year to keep track of all their high school involvement, volunteer work and work experience for their Dollars for Scholars scholarship application.  Keeping student profiles up-to-date all throughout high shool, makes applying for scholarships much easier and quicker.  To start your Student Profile, go to Parent & Student login.  


How are local scholarships awarded?

By completing an online student profile and application, students become eligible for several local awards. Applications are scored electronically and are based on work experience, school and community involvement 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.


Since chartering in 1978, Le Sueur-Henderson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $500,000 to more than 940 students. The continued support from our communities is deeply appreciated as we strive to provide more meaningful scholarships to more students each year.


Funds come from the generous support of...

  • Local Businesses

  • Service Organizations

  • Individual contributions in any amount

  • Individuals who desire to sponsor scholarships in their name of $300 or more

  • Endowments / Perpetual Scholarships

  • Planned Estate giving

Le Sueur-Henderson Dollars for Scholars 2016 Named Scholarships

  • Angels Amongst Us

  • Canopy Group / AXA

  • Dackotah Montgomery &Katelyn Hank  Memorial

  • Ed Gess Memorial

  • Ernest Denzer Endowment

  • Le Sueur Ambulance Association

  • Le Sueur Knight's of Columbus

  • Le Sueur Rotary Club

  • Le Sueur-Henderson Leadership Scholarship

  • Green Mill Bar

  • MN Valley Health Care Center Hospital Auxiliary

  • The Bar

  • First Farmers & Merchants

  • HomeTown Banks of Le Sueur & Henderson

  • Shirley Monahan Music Memorial

  • Skip Trimbo Memorial

  • Terry Penland Memorial

  • Bolten & Menk

  • Matt Saxe Chevrolet

  • Mitch Thune Memorial

Scholarship dollars disbursed the past 5 years:

  • 2016 - $42,650

  • 2015 - $40,650

  • 2014- $30,750

  • 2013 - $28,550

  • 2012 - $27,250