**Attention seniors:   Planning to attend college, junior college, or a trade school after high school?  Consider applying for a Ballard Dollars for Scholars Scholarship.  Scholarships will be a minimum of $400.  Check out the link below for detailed instructions how to apply, then click the "Log In" button at the bottom of this page to get started.  The deadline for the class of 2019 is March 4th.


Under the Scholarship America section of this page is information about opportunities for national scholarships (student opportunities) and colleges that will match your DFS scholarship (collegiate partner directory).  Why not check these out and see if you can double your $?  

​Currently, Iowa colleges that match your DFS scholarship include:  Allen College, Buena Vista University, Coe College, Drake University, Grand View University, Loras College, Northwest Iowa Community College, Southeastern Community College, Southwestern Community College, Upper Iowa University and Waldorf University.  Check the Collegiate Partners Directory to see if your out of state school participates in matching.


Scholarship applications for the class of 2019 opened December 10th.  The deadline to apply for the class of 2019 is March 4th, 2019 at midnight.

If you have questions about your application, see Mrs. Doland or email Ballard Dollars for Scholars at ballarddfs@gmail.com



***  Link for detailed instructions how to fill out scholarship application.  Click here  ***

**   Link for instructions for parents of students under 18 to give consent to apply for a scholarship.  Click here.   **




Important Information for Receiving your Scholarship AFTER Scholarship Awards Night in April

After scholarship awards night is over, senior scholarship recipients MUST go back to their Dollars for Scholars profile to accept and acknowledge their award. This should be done when the student has decided which institution they are going to attend, knows institution's address and the start date of classes, and has been assigned a student ID number.

Link to instructions on how to accept your scholarship from your student profile.  Click here.


If you have questions about delayed entry into college for military service or another reason, you must contact Ballard's Dollars for Scholars committee ASAP but no later than October 1st of your graduation year at ballarddfs@gmail.com to keep them updated on your plans. If you have done that step and the Ballard Community Dollars for Scholars has confirmed that you qualify for this deferment, class of 2019 students have until December 31, 2023, to claim your scholarship should you choose to delay entry into college.

 Questions?   ballarddfs@gmail.com