We Help Our Community's Students Succeed Through Scholarships

The Aitkin Area Dollars for Scholars® chapter 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 community on behalf of postsecondary education success for our students.

Dollars for Scholars chapters like ours help hometown students 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 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 Dollars for Scholars chapter scholarships, you're 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!


For Students who been awarded a Scholarship from the Aitkin Area Dollars for Scholars® but have not yet activated it.

  • Students may activate their scholarships once they have completed at least one semester, are enrolled in another and have a cummalitive GPA of 2.0 or better.  Students have 3 years meet the qualifications to activate their scholarships.
  • Once a student meets the qualications to activate their scholarship they can send or email appropriate documentation to Ross Wagner and a check will be sent directly to the students school in his or her name.
  • Contact Ross Wagner at 218-927-7061 or rosswagner@charter.net, or Aitkin Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 19, Aitkin, MN 56431

Renewable Scholarships are available in 2018

  • AHS Students who graduated in 2017 or prior are eligible.
  • Criteria for the scholarships is students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better.
  • Two Scholarships for students enrolled in 4 year college program will be available, scholarships are 2 years and are for $1,000.00.
  • Two scholarships for students enrolled in 2 year trade or vocational school program will be available, scholarships are for 1 year and are $1,000.00
  • Scholarships will be awarded/announced at the 2018 Awards Banquet, May 2, 2018.
  • Applications open in March through the regular application process under the Student and Parent Tab, find "Aitkin Gobbler Renewable".
  • Answer the essay questions and provide proof of GPA then submit, application is due April 18th.