COVID 19 Update;

Aitkin Area Dollars for Scholars will be awarding scholarships once again in 2020.  We are proceeding with the assumption that the 2020 Awards Banquet Banquet set for May 6th is a go.  However, in the case the Awards Banquet is cancelled, Scholarship will be awarded via email or through the US Mail.  Deadlines for application may be extended.

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 post secondary 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 cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.  Students have 3 years meet the qualifications to activate their scholarships.
  • Once a student meets the qualifications 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, or Aitkin Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 19, Aitkin, MN 56431

Renewable Scholarships are available in 2020 please follow the instructions below to apply

  • Click on the Students and Parents tab and either update or build your profile, leave the following tabs blank as we do not need this information for the Gobbler Renewable; Class Rank, Test Scores, Activities, Awards, Employment, Parent Info, Financial Info, Goals Essay, Unusual Circumstances and References.
  • After skipping the above tabs, go directly to Search for Scholarships, click on the Aitkin Gobbler Renewable and fill out the questions that appear there, after those questions have been completed, hit save, then apply.
  • AHS Students who graduated in 2019 or prior are eligible.
  • Criteria for the scholarships is students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better.
  • Six, $1,000.00 Scholarships for any eligible AHS graduate are available, scholarships are for one year and are for $1,000.00.  Student can apply for the scholarship each year they are eligible.
  • Scholarships will be awarded/announced at the 2020 Awards Banquet, May 6th, 2019.
  • Answer the essay questions and upload proof of GPA then submit, application is due April 20th.