Lending a Hand Up, Not a Hand-Out!

Aplington-Parkersburg Dollar for Scholars® is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. As part of Scholarship America's® national network of locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters, our mission is to mobilize our local citizens, our friends and our alumnae on behalf of postsecondary educational success for our students.

Dollars for Scholars chapters like ours help hometown students in Aplington-Parkersburg, Iowa achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing endowments, providing assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process, and distributing scholarships each year.

This website provides resources from our Parkersburg-Aplington Dollars for Scholars chapter to our volunteers, community and students. You can learn more about our history, goals and volunteers through the "About Us" link, and find out what's new by clicking on "News and Events." Volunteers -- and those who are interested in becoming volunteers -- can click on "Volunteer Login" to get connected. 

Finally, if you are a student looking for our Aplington-Parkersburg Dollars for Scholars chapter scholarships, you are in the right place! Just click "Student and Parent Login" to begin filling out your student profile -- not only will you find and apply for our scholarships that way, you'll also discover scholarships from across the Scholarship America network that you may be eligible for. You'll also find valuable financial aid, college success, internship and career resources, so get started today!

Dollars for Scholars Quilt Raffle is going on now!! Quilt donated by Sheila Cordes. Tickets priced at $2.00 for 1 or $5.00 for 3. Tickets available at Aplington City Hall, For Heaven's Sake, Siechs Pharmacy, Parkersburg True Value, Parkersburg City Hall, Campbell-Mellema Insurance. Proceeds will go towards a new Scholarship.