Our Mission: To enhance the opportunity for every high school graduate to benefit from post-secondary education.
Apply for a Scholarship
Who can apply for scholarships?
Every Solon High School senior can apply for a 1st year scholarship. Also, any Solon graduate who has completed their freshman year and are registered for a minimum of 10 semester hours may apply any following year for 1 to 3 years of financial support, not to extend beyond their 4th undergraduate year.
Is the student required to attend a four-year college or university to receive a scholarship?
No. Solon Dollars for Scholars encourages every student to continue their education in any way they choose. A student may attend any accredited community college, trade school, technical school, nursing school, beauty school, junior college, or a four-year college or University. This means a student may continue their education at any accredited school, and in any place they desire.
How do students apply for the 1st year scholarship?
Applications are available from the high school guidance counselor. Students must meet the requirements and deadline as stated on the application form. Completed 1st year applications must be turned in to the high school guidance counselor.
Continuing education scholarships (2nd, 3rd and 4th year)
In 2008, Solon Dollars for Scholars began awarding six (6) second-year scholarships using a competitive selection process. Three (3) awards are single-year scholarships; three (3) awards are multi-year scholarships, increasing in value and annually renewable. The purpose of these new scholarships is to provide financial support to Solon School District graduates beyond the first year of post-secondary education. Solon Dollars for Scholars feels these scholarships will help students fulfill their educational goals beyond the first academic year. Continuing Education Scholarships must be mailed to Solon Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 551, Solon, IA 52333 before deadline date listed on the application form.
As in any scholarship program, benefactors of this program become ambassadors for the next generation of scholars.
Click here for Scholarship Application Form.