Policy changes effective as of August 1, 2013:

 

1.  As in the past, students are no longer required to volunteer a minimum of six (6) Community Service hours to Dollars for Scholars to receive a scholarship. (Students are still highly encouraged to continue volunteering within the community and for Dollars for Scholars.)

 

2.  Students who have accumulated Dollars for Scholars hours in the past, along with all future volunteer hours, may list them all as "Community Service" hours on your scholarship application(s).  Please note: The amount of scholarship money a student receives, is often increased when students do more Community Service within our community or for Dollars for Scholars.  

 

3. Examples of criteria requirements considered for future scholarships may be:


     a:  Require a GPA of 3.5 or better plus other criteria requirements
     b:  Require a a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 plus other criteria requirements
     c:  Require a a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 plus other criteria requirements

     d:  Community Service:  

Most community service hours donated to helping Le Sueur-Henderson                        Dollars for Scholars.

Most community service hours donated to helping at least one other community service organization.

Most community service hours donated to helping at least two other community service organizations

 

Most scholarship applications (not only Dollars for Scholars), are scored on a variety of criteria such as:  GPA, Community Service, Activities (clubs, organizations, sports, theater, etc.), Employment, Essays, Awards, Letter of Recommendation, Transcript Information etc. 

 

These and other future scholarships along with a minimum score needed to be eligible will be voted on and approved by February 1, 2014.


We know and understand, that even though all students try their best, they do not all achieve the same GPA's.  For this reason, we will be offering scholarships that will recognize a variety of GPA's along with the other criteria.

 

This is why VOLUNTEERING is so important.  Students are able to increase their overall application score and their chance of receiving a scholarship, by doing more community service even though their GPA is not at a certain level.

PLEASE NOTE:  These policies DO NOT affect the Named Scholarships that we award.