Jamestown Dollars for Scholars receives $1,000 grant
JDFS qualified for the funds through its work and several events.
Jamestown Dollars for Scholars received a $1,000 donation from the Bank of North Dakota to distribute as a scholarship.
Jamestown Dollars for Scholars qualified for the donation through its collaboration with Jamestown High School and the local community to host College Application Day, Jamestown Dollars for Scholars Senior Scholarship and Financial Aid Night and attending the North Dakota State Dollars for Scholars Virtual Conference in 2022. These events encouraged families to become more aware of the opportunities available in the state for planning and financing post-secondary education.
North Dakota Dollars for Scholars has 64 community chapters in the state. The Bank of North Dakota provides a state director and operational support for local chapters. Since the first North Dakota chapter was established in 1962, Dollars for Scholars chapters in North Dakota have raised over $40 million and helped more than 40,000 students.
This year, the Jamestown chapter plans to distribute over $35,000 to local high school students and recent graduates attending college. Events such as Giving Hearts Day, Blue Jay athletic event sponsorships and annual membership drive increase the funds available for the students. Individuals and families may donate directly to the local chapter. People may donate by contributing online at www.jamestown.dollarsforscholars.org or mailing donations to P.O. Box 269, Jamestown, ND 58402.
Members of the Jamestown Dollars for Scholars board are DeAnn Ament, Dave Falk, Ryan Harty, Elaine Hegland, Dorothy Lauinger, Robert Lech, Donna Schmitz, Dave Smette, Casey Stoudt, Bob Toso, Heidi Larson, ex-officio member, and Sally Ost, registered agent.
For more information on Jamestown Dollars for Scholars or to volunteer, contact a board member or visit www.jamestown.dollarsforscholars.org .