Decorah Community School District Foundation Dollars for Scholars program will be able to better serve students and community with the official launch of new website and online student scholarship application, according to Foundation members.

This new website will allow Decorah Community School District Foundation to help students in the community access more scholarships. Through the website, students will have the ability to create an online profile, which allows them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships-on both the local and national level-in just a couple of clicks.

The Foundation will use the website to meet its specific needs, including keeping the local community updated on scholarship news, events and deadlines and providing information on what's going on in education on a national level. A connection provides students and parents a one-stop-shop for local and national scholarships, educational resources, opportunities and events.

The Foundation encourages District students to begin developing their online profiles now, to assure they are alerted about scholarship opportunities in advance of deadlines. In addition to scholarships, students will also have access to exclusive volunteer and internship opportunities, financial aid and college success tools and resources provided by Scholarship America. Log in at decorah.dollarsforscholars.org.

Students who complete an online profile can also take advantage of a new partnership between Scholarship America®, the parent organization to Decorah Community School District Foundation Dollars for Scholars, and Fastweb, the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information. As a result, all students will be able to opt in and match their data with roughly 1.5 million other scholarship listings from Fastweb.

"The new partnership between Scholarship America and Fastweb is literally a million-scholarship upgrade for local students," said Decorah Community School District Foundation President Larry Berland. "Students who fill out just one profile through our website will be matched not only to our chapter opportunities for scholarships, but to every eligible opportunity through Fastweb's database. We're thrilled to have a 'one-stop shop' for Decorah students to use for their scholarship search and application."

Students who are interested in postsecondary scholarship opportunities are encouraged to visit decorah.dollarsforscholars.org today to complete their student profile and be matched to scholarships on the local and national level.

The program

Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars® program is a national network of nearly 1,100 local chapters, driven by local volunteers that help hometown students in over 3,000 communities across the country. Decorah Community School District Foundation is an affiliate of the Dollars for Scholars program, raising funds and distributing scholarships to Decorah students.

Scholarship America® is the nation's largest provider of private scholarships, helping students pursue and complete their education beyond high school through local and national scholarship programs, and emergency financial assistance. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.7 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.8 million students over the last 50 years. Scholarship America's programs, which include Dollars for Scholars®, help fund both entry-level and multi-year scholarships, as well as emergency financial grants. More information is available at www.scholarshipamerica.org.