Students who received a scholarship at Scholarship Awards Night MUST accept their scholarship when they are sure where they are attending.  See link below for instructions.



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 double your $?  

​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.  


Scholarship applications for the class of 2018 are now closed.   

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



Link for detailed instructions how to fill out scholarship application

Link for instructions for parents of students under 18 to give consent to apply for a scholarship:




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:

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 2018 at 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, you have until December 31, 2022, to claim your scholarship should you choose to delay entry into college.