Welcome to Lake Park - Audubon Dollars for Scholars serving the communities of Lake Park and Audubon, Minnesota


Lake Park - Audubon Dollars for Scholars® is a locally operated and supported, non-profit, tax-exempt scholarship foundation.  Operated by an all volunteer Board of Directors, the purpose of Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to educational opportunities by involving and assisting our community in the support of students and in the encouragement of educational achievement.


Why is Dollars for Scholars so Important?

Rising costs are closing doors to higher education for many individuals in our community.  Through Dol­lars for Scholars we have the opportunity to make a strong, collective statement about the importance of education beyond high school.  We can provide both encouragement and financial support for local students.


How are funds for local awards provided?

Each year our community is invited to demonstrate our support for local students through a variety of fund-raising activities. Funds also come from the generous support of local businesses, service organizations and individuals who desire to sponsor scholarships in their name.


Who may apply for a Scholarship?

Dollars for Scholars believes any sincere and determined person should have the opportunity to continue his or her education after graduation.  Scholarships can be for two-year, four-year or vocational and technical colleges. 

By completing a common application form, students become eligible for several local awards.  Applications are scored anonymously by trained volunteers serving on an Awards Committee.  Applicants receive points for a variety of qualities, including work experience, school and community activities and academic record.  In this way, the selection process is objective and nondiscriminatory making scholarships available to a wide range of deserving students planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.



 Lake Park - Audubon Dollars for Scholars is a chapter affiliate of Scholarship America®, a nationally recognized nonprofit student aid service organization.