Belle Plaine Dollars for Scholars is a volunteer-run, non-profit, organization promoting post-secondary education by providing local scholarships to graduating seniors from Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Established in 1991, the Belle Plaine Dollars for Scholars has awarded over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships.

The Belle Plaine chapter of Dollars for Scholars expands the opportunities of Belle Plaine graduates by working in partnership with organizations, businesses, and individuals to raise funds for Belle Plaine graduates seeking scholarships.

Total scholarship dollars earned are based on the student's application score which is derived from application completion and content. The applications are scored anonymously using Scholarship America's standardized scoring rubric. Donor scholarships are then matched anonymously by the Awards Committee using specific donor scholarship qualifications and each applicant's total dollars earned amount. 


Cash Calendar

2021 Calendars are now available for Pre Sale! - Email us at for an order form. Sales by the 2021 seniors will begin sometime in late September or early October. 
2020 Cash Calendar Fundraiser

Thank you to the following businesses for supporting our 2020 fundraiser!

Chard Grading & Excavation

RTL Construction

State Bank of Belle Plaine

Oldenburg Brewery

Schoeppner & Associates

Belle Plaine Eyecare Center

CornerStone State Bank

Ameriprise - Chad Hunt

Matthew's Roofing & Renovations

State Farm - Brett Holbrook

Chestnut Realty - Stier/Ruud Team

Neisen's Corner Bar

RFA Engineering

JS Plumbing

The Fabulous Flower Market

The Hair Loft

Impact Nutrition

2021 Seniors:  Information about our program including important dates and upcoming fundraisers will be coming soon via email. 

2020 Seniors

Click HERE to watch our virtual awards presentation.

Seniors and Parents - Redemption/Deferment Deadline is 6/15/21

Click HERE for Scholarship Redemption and Deferment Instructions

2020 Matt Saxe Car Raffle Drawing was Saturday, May 2nd at 11am

Congratulations to Tucker Kritzman, a 2017 Belle Plaine Graduate.....He is the winner of the 2014 Chevy Equinox LT! Click HERE to watch the event on our Facebook page.   

Thank you to everyone who supported our annual car raffle. We sold 456 tickets raising $13,680! The following students are our top ticket sellers:

Zachary Olson - sold 105 tickets - won $200 (and sold the winning ticket for an extra $100!)

Morgan Kruger - sold 37 tickets - won $150

Benjamin Hunsader - sold 22 tickets - won $100


2020 Phone-a-Thon was a Success!  

The 2020 Belle Plaine High School Seniors manned the phones during our annual DFS Phone-A-Thon the first weekend in February raising $18,400+ in donations. 

This year's "Phone-a-Thon Challenge" sponsored by Berger Interiors winner is Cassie Koch!. For every $25 donated, donors were entered into a drawing for a $500 in-store gift certificate.  

2020 Seniors Calling Donors