Across the nation, Scholarship America's programs -- including Dollars for Scholars -- have given out $2.5 billion to nearly 2 million students since our founding 50 years ago.

In our community, our chapter has made a big impact on the lives of students as well. 

The scholarship program, administered by the Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation, raises money through fundraisers and donations.

Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars became only the third Dollars for Scholars chapter in Florida in 1999.  Since then, we have awarded scholarships each year totaling:

$10,000 in 1999
$17,000 in 2000
$31,500 in 2001
$54,500 in 2002
$51,000 in 2003
$57,000 in 2004
$57,400 in 2005
$47,500 in 2006
$50,500 in 2007
$63,500 in 2008
$59,000 in 2009
$66,000 in 2010
$74,750 in 2011
$74,750 in 2012
$75,000 in 2013
$87,000 in 2014
$68,000 in 2015
$67,000 in 2016
$104,000 in 2017
$129,500 in 2018
$126,500 in 2019
$108,500 in 2020
$88,500 in 2021
$81,500 in 2022
$114,500 in 2023

After this year's scholarships are awarded, Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars will have awarded more than $1.5 million in college scholarship money. 

Applicants must prove their ability to succeed in college through their grade point average, college entrance exam scores, extracurricular and community involvement and recommendations from their teachers and guidance counselors. All recipients must demonstrate financial need. Parents are required to complete their financial information on ChapterNet.

Scholarship America is the nation's largest scholarship and educational support organization, and its Dollars for Scholars program is the nation's largest grass roots, community-based scholarship program - raising funds and providing financial and academic support to students in the community in which the funds are raised.

Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars is also proud to be the sponsoring agency for the Barry Grunow Scholarship Fund.