Our scholarship process

  • ​Vestal Dollars for Scholars distributes approximately $60,000 to $70,000 annually to assist graduates who reside in the Vestal Central School District with college expenses, and has awarded more than $1 million since its inception in 1990.
  • Selection for scholarships is based on a variety of factors, not simply grades. Students may be eligible for scholarships based on their extra-curricular activities, community service, part-time job, intended college major, life challenges and personal qualities. 
  • Students who serve on the Vestal Dollars for Scholars board or volunteer at events sponsored by Vestal Dollars for Scholars receive credit for their service to the organization that is considered when applications are scored.
  • Scholarship essays are optional. Some award sponsors ask for additional information or an essay. It is the applicant's choice to complete the optional requests if he/she wishes to be considered for these additional awards. All scholarship applications are administered online through this web portal. Students complete their student profile/application online and simultaneously apply for chapter, regional and national awards in one easy application.
  • Students should complete their profiles as early as possible to ensure they are considered for all scholarships they are eligible for. Based on the information students provide in their online applications, only scholarships they are eligible for will show up in their profiles.
  • Scholarship applications for students graduating in June 2014 will be available online March 3, 2014.
  • The deadline for applying for the 2014 Chapter scholarships is March 21, 2014.
  • Awards are presented annually at a special ceremony the first Monday in June at the Vestal Senior High School.

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