Our 2023 Awardees

Our 2023 Awardees


Mortarboard and diplomaLocal Dollars for Local Scholars

In a complex world, a quality education is vital to success. But higher education is expensive causing many talented and deserving students in Stamford graduating from high school only to find the door to higher education closed. Rising costs, dwindling financial aid and fewer scholarships conspire to derail their aspirations.

In 2011, for the first time ever in the U.S., college debt exceeded credit card debt. Scholarships are more important than ever. Each of the surrounding Connecticut towns to Stamford has a community-wide scholarship foundation - and now Stamford  does too. Stamford Dollars for Scholars is the only organization in Stamford that is devoted solely to scholarships. With scholarships as our singular focus, we continue to become a magnet for not only students interested in acquiring information on scholarships and how to afford post-secondary education, but also for donors, sponsors and others interested in supporting scholarships within the local community.


Our Mission

Stamford Dollars for Scholars® has a singular mission: to mobilize our community to support local students who might otherwise miss the chance to pursue their education beyond high school. We raise awareness by speaking at local organizations and parent/student groups, exhibiting at college fairs and informing the media. We raise funds and award scholarships that enable local students to pursue their educational dreams.


Our Connection to Scholarship America®

Stamford Dollars for Scholars, as an independent organization with its own volunteer management, is part of Scholarship America, a national organization which has distributed more than $2.9 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.9 million students, funding both entry-level and multi-year scholarships and emergency financial grants.

Scholarship America has received an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy's Charity Watch and has received a Four-Star rating every year since 2001 from Charity Navigator. More information is available at www.scholarshipamerica.org.


Why We Were Created



Our mailing address is P.O. Box 3559 Stamford, CT 06905