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Dollars for Scholars ceremony uplifts recipients

Assistant Principle Jessica Busse hands senior Natalie Aune her academic award during the academic awards ceremony.

Emma Yarger

May 23, 2019

This year over 100 seniors received scholarships to fund their futures from over 200 financial contributors at the Dollars for Scholars ceremony, according to counselor and Dollars for Scholars event organizer Barb Nelson. Praise for students’ achievement poured out from teachers and community mem...

Organization raises scholarship money for students

Photo illustration by Amaia Barajas

Maria Perez-Barriga

March 5, 2019

The organization Dollars for Scholars is a community in St. Louis Park that raises money to give scholarships to seniors, according to counselor and scholarship coordinator Barb Nelson. Nelson said Dollars for Scholars has been helping seniors in St. Louis Park High School for a long time and the comm...

Awards night to honor graduating seniors

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Emma Kempf

May 21, 2018

On May 23, selected graduating seniors will be presented with awards and scholarships at the annual Academic Awards and Scholarships Night, according to counselor and event organizer Barb Nelson. “I’d be curious to know how many times we’ve done this (awards night),” Nelson said. “I’ve...

Dollars for Scholars grants Financial Aid to seniors

Senior Joshua Somaiah fills out his application for Dollars for Scholars on March 14, 2018. Applications were due Thursday, March 15 at 3 p.m.

Sofie Geretz

March 15, 2018

Amid stress, seniors are able to apply for scholarships with Dollars for Scholars. Doing so, they are able to receive financial aid for their post-secondary educations, according to freshman counselor and scholarship coordinator Barbara Nelson. “For many, (Dollars for Scholars) helps ease the financ...

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