Providing Opportunities for Local Students

Northampton Dollars for Scholars® is a community-based volunteer organization serving the cities and towns of Northampton, Leeds, and Florence, Massachusetts, with the mission to provide scholarships for local students' post secondary education.

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For those wishing to donate in EM Samolewicz's memory, please go to the "DONATE NOW" page tab above, which will take you to a separate donation page. Please fill out the requested information and then fill in the box at the bottom that is labelled "Specify the Named Scholarship for this Donation" with "The Em Samolewicz Memorial Art Scholarship."

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Applications for 2019 are now closed for High School Seniors & College Students

High School Seniors -  STEP 1: Open High School Graduating Senior PDF file to view your step-by-step instructions while filling out your application. Then click on the red "Click to Login" button below. Scholarship applications for 2019 are now available ONLY ONLINE. The Student Profile is REQUIRED as the Application for ALL scholarships. Go to the Student & Parents Login section of this site to begin or update your Student Profile now.

Returning Award Recipient Students  STEP 1: Open Returning Award Recipient PDF file to view your step-by-step instructions while filling out your application. Past Recipient College Students are required to re-apply to be considered for continuation of scholarships. You must Update your Student Profile to be considered for this year.

First time applicant College Students STEP 1: Open First Time Applicant PDF file to view your step-by-step instructions while filling out your application. First time applicant college students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. You must Complete and Update your Student Profile to be considered for this year.

 

Chapter Honors Founders

awardsThe Founders Awards: Recognizing the outstanding and ongoing contributions of three of the original members of Northampton Dollars for Scholars. Their talents and tireless efforts have helped create and sustain our "Community Behind the Students."


Frank Heston, co-founder and board member of the local chapter of Dollars for Scholars, a retired teacher, and still-active tennis coach. Frank's consistent, optimistic and realistic voice has helped foster the breadth and variety of scholarships available to Northampton students.

Ralph Levy, founding member of Dollars for Scholars, ran Daniel's Clothing store in Northampton for 20 years, taught theatre, speech and television courses at Duquesne University, Greenfield Community College and Northampton High School before retiring after 13 years as Senior Administrative Aide to House Majority Leader William P. Nagle, Jr. Ralph has built a lasting reputation as a vigorous supporter of the arts at Northampton High School and Smith Vocational High School.

Kathleen Sheehan, co-founded Northampton Dollars for Scholars while serving as Leeds School principal. Endowed with an irrepressible optimism and an eagerly-expressed confidence in everyone with whom she deals (and Kay knows a lot of people), Kay brings a unique energy to any and all occasions.

 

Northampton Dollars for Scholars

P.O. Box 60382, Florence, MA 01062-0382

northamptondollarsforscholars@gmail.com