Students interested in applying for a Dollars for Scholars scholarship will need to visit the student and parent portal through Dollars for Scholars
and should also contact the College and Career Center
for additional scholarship opportunities. All scholarships are merit based, meaning scholarship amounts are awarded based on academic performance, school and extra-curricular activities, community service,
goal setting, and interview results.
Yelm Dollars for Scholars is volunteer-run, nonprofit organization and an affiliate chapter of Scholarship America
. Their mission to provide financial support, through community donations and fundraising to Yelm High School graduates who are committed to furthering their education. The committee hosts multiple fundraisers throughout the year, most notably is their annual auction, which reigns in about $100
thousand each year but it takes volunteers to make it happen! Since the organization's
inception in 1994, Yelm Dollars for Scholars has distributed more than $2 million to
Yelm High School graduates, distributing $161,000 to 120 recipients last year alone.
Parents, staff, and community members interested in helping in this effort are
and a link to the meeting. Meetings are held online on the first Tuesday of the month
from 7-8 p.m.
There are multiple ways to contribute toward graduating seniors and Dollars for Scholars. Whether you are looking to make a general donation, sponsor your own scholarship, or donate an item toward the annual auction, visit the Dollars for Scholars website
to make your generous contribution.