Dollars for Scholars in Allegany County

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The Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars for Scholars program has gone live with its new web site for its scholarships. This application portal is called ChapterNet. Allegany County students who would like to apply for a Foundation scholarship must apply online at the following address: All applications for scholarships must be completed by this April 1st. Developed by Scholarship America, this online tool allows students to input their general information and have it all in one convenient place while going through the application process. ChapterNet’s simple, straightforward design also helps students find scholarships they might not have found otherwise – and since all of the student’s basic information is already in ChapterNet, applying for multiple scholarships is faster and simpler.

 ChapterNet isn’t just an application portal, either. In the Student Dashboard, students can view their progress and explore local chapter opportunities, scholarship listings and matches; there are also links to national news and resources that provide help with the college process. Finally, ChapterNet helps students find additional financial aid tools, college success resources, and even allows students to export a resume!

Last year the Allegany County Area Foundation awarded $168,000.00.If you have questions about the scholarships available through the Allegany County Area Foundation or questions about the application process , please call Denis Dahlgren at the Foundation office at 585-808-8444 or e-mail:

The Allegany County Area Foundation…

…is a non-profit organization that manages donations and their earnings totaling more than $7 million and uses the proceeds from those funds to encourage educational, social, cultural and civic projects benefiting the residents of Allegany County.

The Foundation awards scholarships to individuals and grants to community organizations.

It also helps organizations secure their futures by managing endowment funds and ensures that individuals’ desires for a legacy come to fruition by administering funds to benefit the areas or organizations they specify.

Why a community foundation?

Community foundations provide a method for turning gifts or bequests into endowed funds, with favorable tax benefits. Some see the Foundation as a community savings account, leveraging the pooled resources of many in order to accomplish greater things for the entire community.

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