P.O. Box 1178

Riverside, California 92502-1178

Are you searching for a scholarship that will help pay for college?

Dollars for Scholars may be the answer you are searching for

Here in Riverside, CA we are committed to helping young adults get into a university of their choosing.

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Greater Riverside Dollars for Scholars is an all volunteer organization that serves Riverside, California!


These are some of the high school graduates who received scholarships from Greater Riverside Dollars for Scholars for the 2018-19 school year. (Courtesy Photo)


As the 2018-19 school year begins, 35 local high school graduates are starting their freshman year of college with scholarships awarded by Greater Riverside Dollars for Scholars.

The winners, selected from a pool of more than 200 applicants, were awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000, for a total of $47,700. They and their families were honored at a reception this spring at the Grier Pavilion atop City Hall in Riverside.

Greater Riverside Dollars for Scholars is an affiliate of Scholarship America. Formed in 1996, the local chapter partners with individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to raise and award the scholarship funds.

Partners include Al Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund, Alvord Management and Confidential Employees, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce's six business councils, National Charity League, Katherine C. Webb Memorial Scholarship Fund, Riverside Dickens Festival and the Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Merit and need-based scholarships are offered each spring to graduating seniors from Alvord, Jurupa, Corona-Norco, Moreno Valley and Riverside school districts as well as from Sherman Indian High School and California School for the Deaf. Students interested in applying for scholarships should check with their high school counselors starting in December.

PUBLISHED: September 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm | UPDATED: September 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm 

Scholar Recipient of the Month

Andrew Pena

Andrew Pena is this month's Scholar Recipient of the month of December.

Andrew is now a sophomore at Cal State University Fullerton

He finished his first year of college with a near 3.0 GPA.

Andrew has adjusted well to the college lifestyle.

The experience of living on campus, taking college courses, and meeting new people has benefited him in a huge way and has

allowed him to step out of his comfort zone.

Andrew is also working two jobs.

One as an office assistant within Cal State Fullerton Housing,

And he also works at Disneyland.

Andrew is also apart of the executive board within Cal State Fullerton called National Residence Hall Honorary as the Community

Service Chair.

Andrew seems to be making the most out of his opportunities in college

Dollars for Scholars is excited to see more great things from Andrew as he continues his journey.

Greater Riverside Dollars for Scholars | P.O. Box 1178 | Riverside, California 92502-1178