Independence Area Dollars for Scholars® is a locally operated and supported, nonprofit, tax-exempt scholarship foundation in Independence, Iowa.  Operated by a volunteer Board of Directors, the purpose of Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to higher education by involving and assisting the community to support local students. The Independence Area Dollars for Scholars chapter is an affiliate of Scholarship America®, a nationally recognized nonprofit student aid service organization.

Our Vision

To encourage post-secondary education attendance for all Independence area students through strong Dollars for Scholars support.

Our Mission

Independence Area Dollars for Scholars advocates post-secondary education for every Independence area student by recognizing academic achievement and awarding scholarships.