The Student Dashboard is your "one-stop shop" for everything related to our chapter's scholarships. Log in and create or update your profile, and you'll be able to apply for the scholarships you're eligible for with just a few clicks.  And it's not just our chapter's scholarships -- you'll see opportunities from Scholarship America's partners across the nation.

If you're a parent, this is a great resource, too; if you're here to enter financial or other information for scholarships, you've come to the right place!

Attention!!*: Students MUST complete an online profile created from this website.  All high school Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen in the Redwood Area School District (and seniors who have not yet done so..) --->start building your online profile now! Track your activities, update your profile throughout your high school career and discover how you can earn scholarships - all in one place.  You will use this completed profile to apply for scholarships in the spring of your senior year.

2024 Seniors:  The application period will start on February 1, 2024 and end on March 15, 2024.  However, you may start working on your profile at any time.

There are 3 steps to apply for a scholarship:

1. Create a Profile [if you haven't done so already], by clicking the BLUE login button below. You will receive an email with instructions to set your password. Hint: DO NOT USE your Redwood Valley High School or parent's email address. Use an address you regularly use and will check.

2. Build your Profile. You will complete information in the following areas:

  • Basic Information
  • School & Potential College Information
  • Academic Information
  • Activities, Awards & Employment
  • Essays 
  • Reference

**Helpful tip:  If you are a senior in high school, you are not a high school graduate during this application.  Highest level of education completed is "some high school".  You are a high school senior not a high school graduate for the application purpose.

3. Apply for Scholarships: After February 1, 2024, current seniors who have completed an online profile should search for scholarships to be matched to potential scholarships and then click Apply to finish their application. SENIORS MUST APPLY FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS BY MARCH 15, 2024 AT 11:59PM.

ALL Dollars for Scholars scholarships will be competitive. Make sure you complete your profile on time and accurately to create the best possible chance of winning a scholarship. Incomplete profiles will NOT be eligible for scholarships!

*Note: Students who apply for a Redwood Area Dollars for Scholars scholarship do not have to provide an ACT score or financial information, as we do not use them to score scholarships.  However, if you wish to be considered for other national scholarships you may include that information as those specific scholarships may require it. 

*NOTE: ALL STUDENTS RECEIVING A REDWOOD AREA DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP MUST ATTEND THE EVENING OF THE STARS CEREMONY ON MAY 15, 2024. Please plan accordingly.  NO EXCEPTIONS FOR WORK OR OTHER ACTIVITIES.  College students (NOT PSEO students) are encouraged but not required to attend.  If you have questions, please contact Rachael Buyck in the Redwood Area Education Foundation office or email

Current college students are encouraged to apply for scholarships available through our chapter. 

  • Six scholarships available for 2nd year students.
  • One scholarship available for a 3rd or 4th year student who is a music education major.
  • PEO scholarship available for a 3rd or 4th year female student.  
  • Helen & Ruth Peterson College Scholarship available for 3rd or 4th year student. Must be full time (12+ credits), have a 2.5 GPA or higher and a rural background).  
  • One ($2,500) scholarship available for a 3rd year student majoring in one of the following: elementary education, special education, physical education or early childhood education.
  • One ($2,500) scholarship available for a 4th year student majoring in one of the following: elementary education, special education, physical education or early childhood education.
  • One ($1,000) scholarship for an education major who will be a sophomore, junior or senior in college. 
  • One ($1,000) scholarship for a 3rd or 4th year student who will be majoring in early childhood education or elementary education. 
  • We have scholarships available for students who are currently in college and are nursing majors. 
  • One ($1,000) scholarship for a college student who is majoring in horticulture or Natural Resources and Conservation.    

College students must update their profile including education information, college transcripts etc.  No new references are needed. There is a short essay question that takes the place of the reference.  The system may not match you to scholarships if all your information is not current.