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WF students earn state Dollars for Scholars awards

Four West Fargo High School students have been awarded scholarships by the North Dakota Dollars for Scholars organization.

Those students and the scholarships they received include: Sidney Greenlund and Amber Swart, each a $1,000 NDDFS Returning Student and Graduate Student Scholarship; Chelsea Wangen, a $500 NDDFS College Access Grant Scholarship; and Danielle Anderson, a $1,000 NDDFS Military Scholarship

This year, North Dakota Dollars for Scholars awarded a total of $135,000 to 155 students across North Dakota. One out of every five applicants received a scholarship. Students can reapply each year between January 1 and April 1.

Students were able to apply for statewide scholarships if there was an active Dollars for Scholars chapter in their community. There are 80 active local chapters in North Dakota which award a total of over $1 million to North Dakota students each year. Since the inception of Dollars for Scholars in North Dakota in 1962, over $25 million has been raised by all chapters to support higher education for North Dakotans.

"North Dakota Dollars for Scholars and the local chapters work together to provide scholarships to North Dakotans. It is one avenue that our citizens can access to decrease their debt for higher education," states North Dakota Dollars for Scholars State Director Laura Fiedler.

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to support Dollars for Scholars, whether locally or statewide. Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit organization which is the largest, volunteer-operated, community-based scholarship foundation in the United States. Visit for a complete list of scholarship winners, donors, chapters, and more information.