What is APW Dollars for Scholars?

APW Dollars for Scholars® unites the community to provide a chance for our young people to achieve the dream of education.

APW Dollars for Scholars was established in March, 1985 to provide scholarship assistance to APW high school students who want to pursue their education beyond high school. We are an all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit with a passionate belief that education changes the fortunes of individuals and communities.

APW Dollars for Scholars is conceived around a simple idea: together we can step in and help local students achieve their educational goals. There's no greater gift we can give our student neighbors-in-need than access to the tools to create a brighter future. Doing so tells them that we take pride in their determination and share their dreams.

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In a complex world, a quality education is vital to success. But higher education is an expensive proposition and many talented and deserving students in Altmar - Parish - Williamstown graduate high school only to find the door to higher education closed. Rising costs, dwindling financial aid and fewer scholarships conspire to derail their aspirations.

In 2011, for the first time ever, college debt exceeded credit card debt in the U.S. Scholarships are more important than ever. APW Dollars for Scholars is the only organization in the Altmar - Parish - Williamstown are that is devoted solely to scholarships.

In the 2014 school year students will be able to log into the APW Dollars for Scholars website to begin the application process. We will be able to offer scholarships utilizing a state of the art web system.

Our Mission

APW Dollars for Scholars has a single mission: to mobilize our community to support local students who might otherwise miss the chance to pursue their education beyond high school. We raise awareness by speaking at local organizations and parent/student groups, exhibiting at college fairs and informing the media. We raise funds and award scholarships that enable local students to pursue their dreams.

APW Dollars for Scholars Connection to Scholarship America®

The first Dollars for Scholars chapter was formed in Fall River, MA in 1958. APW Dollars for Scholars is an affiliate of Scholarship America, the parent company of Dollars for Scholars, which has helped 1.7 million students with $2.7 billion in scholarship aid. Scholarship America has received an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy's Charity Watch and has received a Four-Star rating for ten consecutive years from Charity Navigator. The benefits of their support are considerable and include partnerships with colleges and universities that benefit scholarship recipients. Katie Couric recently donated the net proceeds of her latest book, The Best Advice I Ever Got, to Scholarship America

Increasing Our Impact Requires Community Support

There are many ways to support APW Dollars for Scholars - volunteer your time, make a donation, create a scholarship for you company, organization or loved one. 


To learn more about APW Dollars for Scholars and how you can participate as a donor, a volunteer, or a potential award recipient, contact Kristina Brouse at apwdollarsforscholars@gmail.com.