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Fergus Falls DFS deadline is Friday

Published 10:02am Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Updated 12:03pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Fergus Falls Area Chapter of Dollars for Scholars is now accepting scholarship applications. This year all applications will be done online at the new website: ffdollarsforscholars.org. There are more than 55 local chapter scholarships available. Additional scholarships through Scholarship America are also available. Information regarding these scholarships can be found on the website.

If you need assistance with the online applications, the counselors at Kennedy Secondary School and Hillcrest Academy will be able to assist.

Applications are scored anonymously by the scholarship committee of the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars board of directors. The local scholarships are given based on merit although some Scholarship America scholarships may consider financial need.

You will be asked to fill out financial information on the website but that information will not be used as a criterion for our local scholarships.

The Fergus Falls Chapter has more than $1 million in assets and has awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships.

In 2012, 58 scholarships were awarded to seniors from Fergus Falls High School and Hillcrest Academy, 47 of those are named and endowed scholarships.

The deadline to apply for Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars local chapter scholarships is Friday.

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