Who We Are

Liverpool Dollars for Scholars® in Liverpool, New York (USA), is the local affiliate chapter of Scholarship America®. Volunteers who believe in the potential of our community's youth raise scholarship money for Liverpool High School graduates. The organization works with the approval and encouragement of the Liverpool Central School District. Because it is a volunteer organization, none of the money raised is used for administrative costs. Scholarship recipients are determined by a local awards committee using the Scholarship America Guide to Chapter Awards. Applications are scored and awards are made on the basis of merit, extracurricular involvement, and awards & honors earned. Dollars for Scholars does not compete with other programs. Rather, it seeks to expand the number and amounts of awards this community can provide to Liverpool High School graduates. It also may act as an umbrella for the administration of other scholarships when an agreement is reached between an existing scholarship and Dollars for Scholars. Thus, students may be required to make just one application to be considered for many awards. Students apply for scholarships online. To start a profile, click the "For Parents and Students" tab above.

Our Affiliate Program

Scholarship America, formerly known as The Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, is a national scholarship program founded in 1958 by Dr. Irving A. Fradkin in Fall River, Massachusetts Local chapter affiliates operate as legally constituted public scholarship foundations with specified chapter areas. The purpose of the local foundation is to expand the educational opportunities for area students by raising funds and awarding scholarships on a fair, equitable and non-discriminatory basis.

History of Liverpool Dollars for Scholars

Liverpool Dollars for Scholars was organized in 1985. That spring two Liverpool High School students competed for and won national Scholarship America awards totaling $1,000. In 1986 the local chapter presented its first scholarships to 15 Liverpool High School graduates. Since then, Liverpool Dollars for Scholars has demonstrated continued growth as more individuals, business and fraternal groups support scholarships.  Today Liverpool Dollars for Scholars gives more than 175 scholarships annually.  

Liverpool Dollars for Scholars
P.O. Box 32
Liverpool, New York 13088

Email: contact@liverpooldfs.org