All 2017-2018 graduates that received and accepted a scholarship from Shakopee Dollars for Scholars during their senior year in high school may be eligible for a 3-year renewable scholarship to continue their education.  In order to be eligible you must:

  • ​Complete or expect to complete their current year of post-secondary education
  • ​Expect to maintain a full-time status at an accredited four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • ​Provide proof of enrollment
  • ​Provide  FAFSA for the upcoming year

2018 Annual Award Process

1. Last year's recipients and their parents will be notified on or about February 1st that they are eligible to apply for the renewable scholarships.  The notifications will use the email addresses that are available to the Shakopee Dollars for Scholars application system in the student's profile.

2. Students will follow the instructions in the notification message to complete their application for the renewable scholarships by March 2nd, 2018.

3. Students will be notified in April 2018 if they will be awarded a scholarship.

4. Awards will be presented at the 2018 Annual Awards Breakfast in May 2018 at Shakopee Area Catholic School gym in Shakopee. Parents or guardians will be invited to attend with each student.

5. Students must accept their award through the Shakopee Dollars for Scholars web site by midnight on May 31st, 2018. If you do not accept your award, your money will be forfeited. For more information on how to accept your scholarship, please view this file.

6. Students should send a 'Thank You' note to their scholarship sponsor. Check out our "Writing a Thank You" page for hints to help write your note. To request the address of your sponsor, e-mail us at

7. Students must claim their award by April 1st, 2019. If they do not claim it by then, their money will be forfeited. Please find more information on how to claim your scholarship on our 'Redeem Your Award' page.