Welcome to the Urbandale Dollars for Scholars Site

Urbandale Dollars for Scholars® is part of a nationwide network of community-based scholarship chapters. It is a program of Scholarship America®, the nation's largest non-profit private-sector scholarship and educational assistance program. As the oldest Dollars for Scholars chapter in the State of Iowa, Urbandale Dollars for Scholars' mission is to mobilize our community on behalf of postsecondary education success for our students.

UHS CLASS of 2024 -  Create your Student Profile and apply for Scholarships now - Application deadline is MARCH 31, 2024!

1. Create your Student Profile. Get started in the "Students & Parents" section of this site.

2. Apply for scholarship(s) that are a match to you.

3. Regularly check back to see what new scholarships might have been added that are a match to you.

4. In the "My Scholarships" section of your student profile, be sure to search "Scholarship America Partner Scholarships" to find other national scholarships that you might qualify for!


Dollars for Scholars (awards ranging between $500 - $1,000 - number of awards TBD)

Dollars for Scholars Need-Based ($1,000 - number of awards TBD)

Dollars for Scholarships Trades / Vocational (number and amount of awards TBD)

Expect the Best (Sponsored by Dr. Greg & Sheila Robinson - one $1,000 award for student pursuing a career in education or a trade who starts at community college)

Brad Peyton "Fruit of the Spirit" Memorial Scholarship (one $1,000 award for student who has lost a parent or sibling to death)

Dawn Ipson Memorial Scholarship (one $1,000 award for student pursuing culinary arts, food/nutrition or consumer family sciences)

George & Helen Newsom Scholarship (one $2,500 each to a male and a female student who demonstrate financial need)

Marcus Baumhover Memorial Scholarship (one $1,000 award for student pursuing barber or cosmetology program)

Urbandale Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship (one $500 award for student who is the child/grandchild of a UHS graduate)

See below for scholarships that were awarded last year and check back regularly for additions!


In 2023, the Urbandale Dollars for Scholars chapter awarded over $26,000 to your former classmates to help them on their journey of higher education - you could be next!

"Urbandale Dollars for Scholars has a rich tradition of helping students afford higher education. I am a proud recipient of an Urbandale Dollars for Scholar scholarship in 2005. The national Dollars for Scholars awarded me an additional scholarship, the result of members of our local chapter making connections at the national level. The scholarship made an impact on my ability to pursue and afford an undergraduate education. I am a proud Drake alumnus, but that wouldn't be possible without the support I received from Dollars for Scholars."


-Adam Kaduce, Senior Vice President

R&R Realty


Urbandale Scholarships 2023

The 2023 Urbandale Dollars for Scholars awards have been presented!

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients who have been awarded a grand total of $26,700:

Scholarships provided by the Urbandale Alumni Association

Distinguished Alumnus Scholarships: Evan Leggett, Jackson Neas, Ella Patterson, Joseph Rempe, Genevieve Wilson

Kading Distinguished Alumnus Scholarship: Jenna Vander Hart

Urbandale Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship: Alli Webster

Class of 1976 Scholarship: Ewan Juliano

Class of 1974 Scholarship: Ana Mamola

Class of 1973 Scholarship: Aiden Zimmerman

Richard L Haynes Memorial Scholarship: Ariana Gray

Scholarships provided by the Newsom Family

George & Helen Newsom Scholarships: Kyle Tran, Shamira Turks

Scholarship provided by the Urbandale Lions Club

Urbandale Lions Club Scholarship: Cory Pair

Scholarship provided by Bari Hoskins

Bari L Hoskins Scholarship: Joshua Neas

Scholarship provided by R&R Realty Group

R&R Realty Group Scholarship: Hannah Neyens

Scholarship provided by Welgaard CPAs and Advisors

Welgaard CPAs and Advisors Scholarship: Jeremy Huynh

Scholarship provided by Dr. Greg & Sheila Robinson

Expect the Best Scholarship: Ashlyn Meyer

Scholarship provided by Mike Carver

Mike Carver Scholarship: Aiden Zimmerman

Scholarship provided by the Bernard Family

Bernard Family Scholarship: Jimmie-Rae Namink

Scholarship provided by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union

IGHSAU Scholarship: Zoe Kerchal

Scholarships provided by the Urbandale Schools and Alumni Foundation - Dollars for Scholars

Dollars for Scholars Scholarships: Cooper Hardersen, Sophia Huber, Zoe Kerchal, Maria Long, Ashlyn Meyer, Kaitlyn Molis, Emma Monohan, Jimmie-Rae Namink, Lauren Nepper, Joseph Rempe, Joseph Sibley, Kyle Tran, Ella Troja, Shamira Turks, Genevieve Wilson, Macy Yoder, Megan Young


Since 1962, the Urbandale community and alumni of Urbandale Community School District have been supporting Urbandale Dollars for Scholars with generous donations and support. This has allowed us to award scholarships to eligible graduates of Urbandale High School who wish to further their education - whether it is for a trade or vocational program, community college, liberal arts college, or a university.

Go J-Hawks! 

Urbandale Dollars for Scholars Awarded 2022 Dr. Irving Fradkin Legacy Award to Provide More Impact for Students

 Urbandale Dollars for Scholars is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a 2022 Dr. Irving Fradkin Legacy Impactful Scholarship Award of $2,500 from Scholarship America! This award will be utilized to supplement need-based scholarships to provide up to five 2023/2024 Urbandale High School graduating seniors with $1,000 scholarships to help reduce barriers to a high quality college education.