Belle Plaine Dollars for Scholars is a locally 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 $1.7 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. 

2019 DFS Recipients

66 Students - 153 Scholarships - $78,150 Awarded

2019 Seniors and Parents 

Click HERE for Scholarship Redemption and Deferment Instructions

2020 Cash Calendar Fundraiser
Thank you to the following businesses for supporting this 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


  Cash Calendar Details

  • $25/per calendar - Cash or check payable to Belle Plaine Dollars for Scholars
  • Must be 18 years or older to buy a ticket or to win a prize
  • 265 days of winners - all tickets are entered for each day of drawings
  • Giving away $10,000 throughout the 2020 year
  • Sales end 11/29/19 or until all 1000 calendars are sold.
  • Drawing held on Dec. 11th at 7:30PM - Neisen's Corner Bar
  • Winners need not be present to win.
  • Each month's winners will be posted on our website on the first of that month.
  • Prizes will be in the form of a check and mailed at the beginning of each month.
  • Email us to purchase calendar or call/text Lori Kruger at 507-360-5402

2019 Car Raffle - This year's raffle raised $16,170!

In honor of the 10th year that Matt Saxe Chevrolet Buick has donating to this event, he donated a NEW 2019 CHEVROLET SPARK! 

Click on the car to go to the Matt Saxe Chevrolet Buick website and see car details. 

Our 2019 Phone-A-Thon was a Success! 

The 2019 Belle Plaine High School Seniors manned the phones during our annual DFS Phone-A-Thon in late January raising $17,000+ in pledged donations. 

This year's event was again sponsored by Berger Interiors. For every $25 donated, donors were entered into a drawing for a $500 in-store gift certificate. The winners of the gift certificate are Megan & Jim Gerres! They are seen below with event chairperson, Becky Luskey, and employees Kelli & Brian Berger.  

      Some of 2019 Belle Plaine Seniors during the Phone-a-Thon.