Scholarship Opportunities

GFW Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. As part of Scholarship America's national network of locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters, our mission is to mobilize our community on behalf of post secondary education success for our students. GFW Dollars for Scholars provide scholarships to students in the communities of Gibbon, Fairfax, Winthrop and Brownton, Minnesota who attend the GFW school district.

GFW Dollars for Scholars originated in 1994 with a donation of $500 from Dr. Richard and Vianne Engwall. Now 20 years later we have given out over $450,000 in scholarships to more than 390 students.

Our scholarships are funded from individuals, local businesses, former classes, phone-a-thons, bowl-a-thon, memorial donations and estate gifts.