Winnacunnet Dollars for Scholars, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is an affiliate of Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars program.  Winnacunnet is public high school located in Hampton, NH. 

Dollars for Scholars is made up of more than 500 locally based, volunteer-driven affiliates serving students in thousands of communities across the country. With a national network of support behind them, Dollars for Scholars affiliates help hometown students achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing endowments, providing assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process, and distributing scholarships each year.

Our local chapter is made up of volunteers interested in the educational opportunities of our students and we are always interested in having more members.

Since 1961 Winnacunnet Dollars for Scholars, Inc. has raised over $2 million for scholarships and awarded over $1 million in scholarships to over 1,900 WHS graduates.

Organization History and Timeline:

In 1961 a small group of dedicated volunteers formed the Winnacunnet High Scholarship Foundation, Inc. The organization was incorporated in the state of New Hampshire, and attained non-profit 501(c)(3) status from the IRS in the same year. The purpose of the organization is to provide financial means for the establishment of scholarships for the pursuit of higher education for graduates of Winnacunnet High School.

In 1963 the organization became an affiliate of the national organization, Scholarship America.

In 2012, the organization changed its name to Winnacunnet Dollars for Scholars, Inc. in order to align with Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars branding requirements.  In December the organization launched this web site.

In 2013 the organization started accepting applications on-line via ChapterNet.  Applications were scored and recipients were selected using ChapterNet functionality. 

In October 2013, Winnacunnet Dollars for Scholars was named National Affiliate of the year by Scholarship America®.  The National Affiliate of the Year Award honors and recognizes Dollars for Scholars affiliates that have performed outstanding service to their community and that exemplify the commitment of Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America®, to making postsecondary success possible for all students.

Winnacunnet High School is a public high school serving students from Hampton, North Hampton, Hampton Falls and Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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