Dollars For Scholars

The Class of 2020 received scholarships worth $35,000.

The Lisbon Dollars for Scholars purpose is to expand access to educational opportunities by involving and assisting our community in the support of students and in the encouragement of educational achievement. Our intent is to support as many eligible students as possible with the funds that your donations and contributions provide.

Our Vision
To encourage postsecondary education attendance for all North Dakota students through strong Dollars for Scholars support.

Our Mission

We will
– Provide Leadership to develop and support a network of community-based scholarship organizations across the state.
– Encourage local philanthropy for local students and to support their attendance at all types of post-secondary education.
– Increase scholarship opportunities at the state and national levels through programs such as Collegiate Partners and Community Service Awards.
Why Sponsor Scholarships Through Dollars for Scholars?

History of our chapter

The Lisbon Dollars for Scholars chapter was formed in 1991. The original directors were Wayne Levang and Joe Westhoff. Through the generous gifts and donations of our supporters, we have been able to help many students over the years.

Ours chapter is part of a national organization called Scholarship America (Scholarship America) which is the nation’s largest scholarship organization in the US. Local chapters like our exist in 42 states and North Dakota is served by its state office located in Casselton, ND. To learn more about Dollars for Scholars in North Dakota check out the state website at:


We encourage our communities involvement and ideas for any of our fund raising events during the year. Through Lisbon Dollars for Scholars we have an opportunity to come together to invest in our greatest resource, our youth. Together we really can make a difference!

There are several ways to donate to a local DFS chapter. All donations are tax-deductible because Lisbon Dollars for Scholars is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
We accept Memorials, Honorariumns, and Donations as well as Bronco sporting events sponsorship. Our students are also involved in the fall mail-a-thon and various other fundraisers throughout the year.
For more information about making a donation contact any of our board members or visit our local website at

Board of Directors:

Teena Elijah – President
Deb Evenson – Vice President
Julianna Buchholz – Secretary
Colleen Reinke – Treasurer
Shanna Holmstrom
Brett Starr
Sherry Geyer
Jodi Rieger
Tyler Qual
Alicia Moss
Tyann Henderson
Tricia Schmit
Contact the at

Past Donations

1992 $2,445 11 Students
1993 $4,900 24 Students
1994 $8,000 31 Students
1995 $8,000 23 Students
1996 $8,050 31 Students
1997 $9,565 32 Students
1998 $9,500 33 Students
1999 $11,500 33 Students
2000 $11,500 33 Students
2001 $13,500 47 Students
2002 $21,300 33 Students
2003 $26,500 39 Students
2004 $28,900 31 Students
2005 $34,000 37 Students
2006 $36,300 40 Students
2007 $37,500 41 Students
2008 $38,000 29 Students
2009 $33,700 49 Students
2010 $38,400 32 Students
2011 $40,000 28 Students
2012 $43,600 37 Students
2013 $45,000 35 Students
2014 $45,000 28 Students
2015 $45,150 33 Students
2016 $46,000 34 Students
2017 $45,000 39 Students
2018 $45,000 32 Students
2019 $30,050 21 Students
2020 $35,000 25 Students

Lisbon Dollars for Scholars
PO Box 823
Lisbon, ND 58054-0823

2020 No Photo (Covid)

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