Across the nation, Scholarship America's programs -- including Dollars for Scholars -- have given out $2.5 billion to nearly 2 million students since its founding 50 years.


Binghamton Dollars for Scholars was established by a group of motivated community volunteers in the fall of 1999 to provide financial resources for Binghamton High School students who want to continue their education. Our chapter is conceived around a simple idea: together we can step in and help local students achieve their educational goals. There's no greater gift we can give our student neighbors-in-need than access to the tools to create a brighter future. Doing so tells them that we take pride in their determination and share their dreams.


Since 2000, Binghamton Dollars for Scholars has distributed over $500,000 to more than 1000 students. Recently, in recognition of the rising cost of college, Binghamton Dollars for Scholars has increased the amount of the award from $500 to $1000. Additionally, we now award two renewable scholarships each year that have a total value of $4,750 over 4 years.