Applying for Scholarships through Oelwein Dollars for Scholars


To become eligible for an Oelwein Dollars for Scholars Scholarship, each student must create a student profile. Based upon your profile, you may become eligible to apply for local scholarships and for scholarships from other organizations who are partnering with Scholarship America. Creating a profile and applying for a scholarship are two separate processes.

Oelwein High School Students who reside in the Oelwein Community School District can begin to create their profile at any time. If you are a graduating senior, complete a Scholarship Profile on this site now and you may begin using the site to search for scholarship possibilities through Scholarship America.  Underclassmen, you must wait until you are a senior to search for scholarships.

If you have questions,  use the support tab on every page of the profile, or see Mrs. Meyers at Oelwein Community High School. 

Getting Started Make sure you use a Dollars for Scholars "Completing the Student Profile" instruction sheet and follow the steps there as you work on your profile. If you need this sheet Mrs. Kane.
Below are some  general TIPS as reminders to help you as you go about this process

  • Establish your password; use an email that you will keep for several years, not your school email.

  • Enter your personal information.

  • Include all organizations, clubs,and teams to which you belonged while you were a high school student. Update the profile as you add more activities.

  • Record and itemize jobs you held and volunteer work you performed while in high school. Again update as you have more job/volunteer experience.

  • Complete all sections to receive the most points possible.

  • Include all majors/fields of study that you are considering. Some scholarships are restricted to specific majors/fields of study.

  • The parent/guardian financial portion is not required by Oelwein Dollars for Scholars.

  • You can save your profile at any time. Return to your profile to add information or to edit.

Use the Support tab if you have questions. Using the tab will send an email directly to Scholarship America, staff there will answer your questions.

Transcript request - Request transcripts from  Ms. Kane after January 14, 2020 and prior to March 1, 2020.  Request your transcripts following the directions in you profile. 


  • Choose someone knowledgeable about you and the internet/email/web sites.

  • Ask the person if they are willing to complete the reference portion before you use them as a reference.

  • Be proactive - alert your reference the email is coming. Follow up! Make sure they received the email.

  • Consider replacing your first reference selection if they do not reply promptly. You may use a second reference choice if needed.


Completion - Two steps - first select, then accept.    

        Click on "Search for Scholarships" on your front profile page.  This might bring you to additional eligibility questions you must answer.

      After answering, submit &  continue to My Scholarship Page. 

      There,  click on "Verify Eligibility for all Scholarships" You will then see all scholarships you are eligible to apply for.



        Select all scholarships for which you qualify. Matching scholarships will open February 1, 2020.

       Accept to all the scholarships you match to only after you have reviewed your profile and you are certain you have completed all sections possible. Submission/application close on March 13, 2020. You can apply anytime up to that date.

       Scholarships will continue to become available while you are in high school and college - check back to your profile periodically, including while you are a college student.

      Continually update your profile with new recognition, achievement and other positives you have achieved.

      Note - be attentive to scholarship deadlines.






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