Allegany County Area Foundation
Dollars for Scholars Program

Applicants may begin their applications on November 1, 2017.  Our deadline for all applications will be on January 31, 2018.  
If you have any questions, please contact us:  director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org or call 585-808-8444.
Please Note:  All scholarship recipients must plan to attend the Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars Scholarship Awards program to be held on May 21, 2017 at the Genesee Valley Central School beginning at 3:00pm.  The public is invited to attend.


Those who completed our application process for the 2017-2018 academic year and actually submitted the applications they matched to have been notified of their status by e-mail.  These e-mails were sent out before 9:40am on March 27, 2017.
All recipients must attend our annual scholarship program.

Who will match to our affiliate?
Our scholarships are primarily for applicants who attend or have graduated from a high school in Allegany County in New York State.

The following students may also match to our scholarships:

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family members of current employees or retirees of the Dresser-Rand Company in Wellsville, NY.
OR
- 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
OR
- 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
OR
- students from Cattaraugus County in NY who plan to pursue a field of study in education or a healthcare related field

Our Essays
Each of our essays (Goals and Aspirations, Unusual Circumstances, and Most Influential Educator) should not exceed 400 words.


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

account, click this login:


 

Help With Our Application Process

For information on the benefits of this application process for students, CLICK HERE

For a student overview of the  application process, CLICK HERE

For parent infomation on how to complete their part of the application, CLICK HERE

For directions on how to accept your scholarships, CLICK HERE


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:
 director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org
585-808-8444.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 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.