Pride Excellence Tradition

Pride Excellence Tradition

Welcome to the DCSD Foundation Dollars for Scholars website!

The Scholarship application period for 2017 is now closed. 

Our 2017 Scholarship Awards Night Ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 10th, 7 p.m. 
at the Decorah High School Auditorium.   Please invite your family and friends to join us!



The Decorah Community School District Foundation is affiliated with Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars® to bring the Dollars for Scholars Program to Decorah Community School Students.  This partnership links our community to nearly 1000 Dollars for Scholars programs operating across the country, linking local students with national scholarship opportunities.  Scholarship America® has awarded more than $41 million to 40,000 students annually.

The Decorah Community School District Foundation brings donors and students together through the administration of scholarship awards for post secondary education.  It has been our honor and privilege to have awarded hundreds of thousands in grants and scholarships to well over 1000 Decorah Students since we began in 1991. It is a locally managed and supported foundation operated by an all volunteer community Board of Directors.

STUDENTS!!  Begin your Online Profile now by clicking on the Student Log In.

By completing an online common application form, students become eligible for local scholarship awards. All applications are scored online.  Applicants receive points for a variety of qualifiers including work experience, school and community activities and their academic record.  The selection process is objective; making scholarships available to a wide range of deserving students planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.  

Who is eligible?  Any high school senior who is a student of the Decorah Community School District including those dual enrolled or students enrolled in the Home School Assistance Program.

Decorah Students may also be linked to National Scholarship opportunities through links on this website.

Founded in 1991, the Decorah Community School District Foundation is devoted to increasing resources for District students and to excellence in the educational opportunities, services, and facilities of the Decorah Community Schools.

The Decorah Community School District Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in the state of Iowa in 1993.