Who can apply for the Norwell Dollars for Scholars scholarships?

Any student graduating from Norwell who plans to pursue a secondary education is eligible.  Scholarship Awards may be used for vocational, technical, and two or four year college programs.  

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Go to the Students and Parents Tab of this website to create a login to ChapterNet.  You will be asked to create your profile which includes demographic, academic and extracurricular information.  You will also be asked to provide Guidance Counselor or Registrar information from your high school or college.

How are Scholarships awarded?

Applications are scored anonymously by a volunteer Awards Committee.  Our committee considers a variety of qualities including work experience, school and community service activities and academic record.  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.  

How and when are scholarship awards distributed?

Scholarship recipients are notified in early May of their selection to receive an award.  Our awards ceremony is held in mid-May at Norwell High School.  Scholarship funds are distributed directly to the student's school, usually before the start of the following semester.

What type of recognition will be given?

Each recipient of a Dollars for Scholars scholarship will be  recognized for his/her accomplishments at the awards program held in the spring.  Public announcements are made through the local media.  Faculty, parents, and financial supporters of the Dollars for Scholars program are also recognized.

How are scholarship funds raised?

There are various avenues of collecting funds for scholarship distributions.  The largest portion of our scholarship funds are made possible by donations from local businesses, individuals and philanthropic groups.  Additional funds come from our endowment fund and fund raiser events such as our annual phone-a-thon or various other fund raisers through out the year.

What is the endowment fund? 

The endowment fund is composed of endowment fund accounts that earn interest and dividends. Donations are maintained as principal in the designated account and only the earnings are distributed as awards.

An account can be established in memory of a loved one or in the name of a living individual, a club, organization, business or a high school class.

How can I learn more about establishing an endowment fund?

For more information on establishing an endowment fund you can the Norwell High School Guidance Office or email us at NorwellDollarsForScholars@gmail.com

How can I make a donation to Norwell Dollars for Scholars?

We're glad you asked!  You can make a donation online or send us a check.  Checks should be made payable and mailed to: Norwell Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 86, Ossian, IN  46777.  All contributions are tax deductible.  Norwell Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). ID# 46-4998144.

What gift amount is appropriate? 

We all have different resources, but we have one thing in common: the capacity to give.  Donations of less than $750.00 will be combined together to make a single scholarship.  Donations of $750.00 or more will be awarded in the name of the donor or in honor of anyone the donor chooses.  Whatever the amount, your donations are greatly appreciated!


How else can I get involved?

Assistance from the community is vital to our program.  Anyone who is willing to invest a small amount of their time is welcomed and encouraged to join us.  Just contact any board member or email us at NorwellDollarsForScholars@gmail.com