Dollars for Scholars still accepting student applications

By Meg Olson

The Point Roberts Dollars for Scholars chapter is encouraging local students to apply for locally raised funds and access a national database of scholarships.

The local chapter is back under the wing of Scholarship America this year and through the website at pointroberts.dollarsforscholars.org, students can get in touch with not only scholarships but also volunteer and internship opportunities. The deadline to submit applications is May 15, though an earlier error on the website listed the deadline as April 15.

The Point Roberts Dollars for Scholars chapter is currently in its last fundraising drive before the awards ceremony in late June. “Donations have been coming in steadily,” said board member Linda Hughes. The chapter has been helping local students of any age pursue postsecondary education for over a decade, giving out over $150,000.

Donations can be made directly at Umpqua Bank or at Caffé Capanna, and three fundraising drum circles are planned for the next three full moons. The first will be Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at the café. “We’re calling it a full moon boom,” Hughes said.

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