Jamestown Dollars for Scholars receives funds for scholarship

Bank of North Dakota donated $1,000 to the group for its events to help students.

JSSP School News

Jamestown Dollars for Scholars received a $1,000 donation from Bank of North Dakota to distribute as a scholarship. Its collaboration with the high school and local community to host College Application Month, JHS Counselor’s Scholarship Profile Set Up Assistance and attending the North Dakota State Dollars for Scholars Virtual Conference in 2020 allowed it to qualify for the donation. 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. 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 local chapter plans to distribute over $33,000 to local high school students and recent graduates attending college. Events such as the dine to donate at local restaurants, 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, contribute online at or mail donations to PO Box 269, Jamestown, ND 58402.

Members of the Jamestown Dollars for Scholars board are DeAnn Ament, Dave Falk, Elaine Hegland, Casey Henderson, Dorothy Lauinger, Robert Lech, Gayle Nelson, 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

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