Allegany County Area Foundation
Our online application will be available on November 1, 2023.
All applications must be completed by February 5, 2024.

Dollars for Scholars Awards Program
Sunday - May 19, 2024 (tentative)
​@ TBD

Who will match to our affiliate?

Our scholarships are primarily for applicants who attend or have graduated from a high school (or home school) in Allegany County, NY.

The following students may also match to our scholarships:

- family members of current employees or retirees of the Dresser-Rand Company in Wellsville, NY.
- high school seniors who attend either the Hinsdale High School or the Portville High School and who plan on majoring in business and economics or accounting or finance
- students from Cattaraugus County in NY who plan to pursue one of the following fields of study: accounting, business management, office technology, administrative medical assistant, administrative assistant, paralegal, or computer technology at a college in either Cattaraugus or Allegany County
- students from Cattaraugus County in NY who plan to pursue a field of study in education or a healthcare related field)


students that live in Allegany County but attend a high school outside the county (e.g., Portville Central School

Our Essays
Each of our essays (Goals and Aspirations, Unusual Circumstances, and choice of Most Influential Educator) or discussion of living and working in Allegany County after college Essays need not exceed 300 words

Students, Parents, Counselors:  
To begin the online application or to create/access an

account, click this login:


Help With Our Application Process

Completing the Student Profile.pdf - CLICK HERE

Completing the Parent Portion of the Student Profile.pdf - CLICK HERE

Completing the School Official Portion of the Student Profile.pdf - CLICK HERE

For directions on how to accept your scholarships - CLICK HERE

GPA Conversion Chart.pdf - CLICK HERE

(Note - do not labor over this item, as we will receive GPA info with your transcript)

You will need Adobe Reader installed to view these documents.


Student Aid Index Estimators:

Estimators (online):


                                                            2024-25 Student Aid Index (SAI) Calculator - College Money Method

You may call the ACAF office at 585-296-5616 for help with the application or email

About ChapterNet
The ChapterNet Student Dashboard is your "one-stop shop" for everything related to the Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars for Scholars scholarships. Log in and create or update your profile, and you'll be able to apply for the scholarships you're eligible for with just a few clicks. And it's not just our chapter's scholarships -- you'll see opportunities from Scholarship America's partners across the nation. 

What's more, logging into the Student Dashboard will also give you access to volunteer and internship opportunities, important news about college life, and exclusive resources to help you manage your money, succeed in college, and take advantage of everything Dollars for Scholars has to offer.

If you're a parent, this is a great resource, too; if you're here to enter financial or other information for scholarships, you've come to the right place.

If you have questions about our application process, please contact us at:



 In order for students to be considered for a scholarship, they need to be in our Applicants list. Students become an applicant once they search for and match to one or more of our chapter scholarships. They match to the scholarships by selecting the "My Scholarships" area of their profile (Applicants must select the submit button for each one they match to.) This is a required step.  Please review the Student Overview Instructions to learn how to do this.  If you skip the steps shown on pages 21 - 25, you will not match to our scholarships.