Fairmont Dollars for Scholars is an investment in our greatest resource--our youth!


Students who receive scholarships are more likely to attend and graduate from college. The purpose of our chapter is to raise funds for college scholarships for Fairmont (Minnesota) High School graduates who apply. We seek funds so we can offer more and larger scholarships to help students and parents meet the rising costs of a college education. Fairmont has many talented graduates who would benefit from a Dollars for Scholars scholarship.

To see which of our more than 175 scholarships for which you qualify, click on the "Students and Parents" tab and fill out a student profile or click here.

Fairmont Dollars for Scholars® is a locally operated and supported, tax-exempt foundation which has been a member of Scholarship America® since 1974. Scholarship America continues to receive A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy's Charity Watch. Our board is made up of people from the Fairmont community who volunteer their time.

Our scholarship cycle begins January 1, and all applications are due April 1 of each year. Scholarships are announced at our annual awards night which is the fourth Wednesday of May. Our scholarships range from one-year to awards renewable for four years.

If you would like to donate to our chapter, you can either click the DONATE NOW button at the top left of this page, or call our executive secretary, Mary Granheim, at (507) 230-1685 for more information on creating your own named scholarship. Mary can also be reached at FairmontDollars@gmail.com