St. Peter-Kasota Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Application Process

This is a brief outline of the application process. For detailed instructions, tips, and FAQ, see the Student Guide to Scholarships.

Step 1: Create your Student Profile - start your freshman year of high school!

  • Go to www.stpeter-kasota.dollarsforscholars.org 
    • Click on the "Students & Parents" tab.
    • Click the light blue button "Click to Login"
  • Click on "Don't have an account yet? Create one here."
    • Enter "Saint Peter Senior High" in High School Name. Click on "Choose This School."
  • Complete Step 2: Fill Out Your Basic Information.
    • HINT: for city, spell "Saint Peter" and for school district, "St. Peter Public School District"
    • MAKE SURE YOU USE AN EMAIL ACCOUNT THAT YOU CHECK OFTENDO NOT USE YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS - outside emails are not allowed and spam filters are strong.
    • Read the terms and conditions and check the box to agree.
    • Click "Submit."
  • After submitting this information, an email will be generated that contains your login information. Log in at https://public.dollarsforscholars.org/ using your email and the temporary password. Create a password you will remember. If you ever forget which email you used - DO NOT create a new account, click on the gray support tab or use forgot my password.
     

Step 2: Build your Student Profile - add details throughout high school.

  • This is such an important step! Please refer to our 2021 Student Guide to Scholarships for step-by-step instructions to help you create your best application. You won't regret it!!!
  • Once logged in, click on the "Work on Profile" button to get started.
  • Specific Sections: Each item corresponds to the left-hand menu on the student dashboard. REMEMBER TO CLICK SAVE AND CONTINUE AS YOU MOVE THROUGH THE PROFILE TO SAVE YOUR INFORMATION.
    • BASIC INFO & ADDITIONAL INFO: complete all required fields
    • SCHOOLS: Enter "Saint Peter Senior High" in the High School Name box and you will see the high school appear below. Click "Choose This School".
    • GPA, CLASS RANK & TEST SCORES: see Student Guide for specific details - you will be glad you did!!!
    • ACTIVITIES: The Student Guide explains exactly how and what to include. Enter everything you participated in since 9th grade!! Each activity should be entered separately.
    • AWARDS: financial and academic/merit awards - include honor roll here
    • EMPLOYMENT: list all jobs you have been paid for
    • DOCUMENTS: NONE - you can skip this section!
    • ^^PARENT/GUARDIAN INFO: REQUIRED IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 - if you are 16 years or older, you may skip this section
    • Financial Info: you can skip this section - we do not ask for financial info for scholarships awarded to high school seniors.
    • ^^GOALS ESSAY: REQUIRED
      • 100-200 words only. "Please describe your plans as they relate to your educational and career objectives and future goals." Be specific and only answer the prompt.
    • UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES ESSAY: not required - only complete if applicable
    • ^^TRANSCRIPTS: REQUIRED
      • HINT: Enter ONLY the following school official info:
      • Jana Sykora |  jsykora@stpeterschools.org |  507-934-4212
      • HINT: copy and paste to make sure the email address is ACCURATE or she will not receive the request and your application will not be complete!!
    • References: NONE - skip this section too!

Step 3:  ^^Search & ^^Apply for Scholarships -- Feb 15th - March 31st of SENIOR year

After February 15, log on to your student profile. On your dashboard page, look under the blue bar: My Scholarships. Click "Search for Scholarships".  You will not match to any scholarships before February 15. Please check back after February 15, but before March 31.

  • Click the "Apply" button next to each scholarship listed to be eligible to receive that scholarship.
  • You may need to click the red "Questions" button to answer questions specific to that scholarship before the apply button will allow you to click on it.
  • You must SEARCH and APPLY for ALL SCHOLARSHIPS listed BY MARCH 31 AT 11:59 PM. The system will not allow you to apply after this time, so plan accordingly.

^^Required areas - missing one or more of these areas or steps will result in an incomplete application and you will be ineligible for all scholarships. (Parental consent if under 16, goals essay, accurate transcript request, search, apply)