2017 scholarships

Are you a Gettysburg Area School District student or parent looking for scholarships? You've come to the right place! In May 2017, we'll award $100,000+ in scholarships. Just click here for information on the 2017 application process and to begin filling out your student profile. Not only can you find and apply for our scholarships, you'll also discover scholarships from the Scholarship America network that you may be eligible for, as well as valuable financial aid, college success, internship, and career resources. So get started today!

Who are we?

Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars provides scholarships to graduating Gettysburg Area School District seniors planning to attend any accredited post-secondary educational institution. This includes trade and technical institutes, community and junior colleges, four-year colleges and universities. To date we have given over $693,000 to more than 500 students. Our scholarships have helped students pursue careers in diesel mechanics, nursing, culinary arts, electronics, teacher education, social work, broadcasting, biology, art, computer science, auto maintenance, graphic arts, engineering, and much more. What's more, scholarship recipients may be eligible for matching financial aid from their participating college or vocational/technical school (usually based on financial need).

Learn more about Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars.

Our goal

Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars money goes directly to where it is needed, paying a portion of today's substantial educational costs so that more students can afford higher education. Our motto is to find the right student and match them with the right scholarship to achieve the right outcome. Our hope is that these students will remember that their community helped them and return as productive members.


A Lincoln for a Lincoln

Lincoln penny

Our "A Lincoln for A Lincoln" mail campaign runs from mid October to Dedication Day in November. Patrons are sent a shiny Lincoln penny and asked to return a $5 bill (he's on both). The money raised is used for our "A Lincoln for A Lincoln" Scholarships each year and also for an endowment to perpetuate our Lincoln Scholarship program.


Pre-order your Petite Gourmet Cookies by November 21!

holiday cookies

Looking for a beautiful, unique gift for someone special this holiday season? Consider giving the gift of Petite Gourmet Cookies baked by the board members, families, and friends of Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars. With your purchase, 100% of all profits will go towards scholarships for graduating Gettysburg-area seniors attending post-secondary education.

Thanks to our Touchdowns sponsors

The following local businesses have generously supported this year's Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars Touchdowns program:

  • Schmuck Lumber Company
  • Kennies Markets, Inc.
  • McGlaughlin's Refrigeration and Appliance Service
  • Hockley & O'Donnell
  • Ketterman Electrical Services
  • The Pike Restaurant and Lounge
  • NAPA Auto Parts of Gettysburg
  • Town and Campus Hair Care, Inc.
  • Len Dick Signs
  • Tom Collins Painting & Wallcovering
  • Staub, Riggs, and Collins Insurance

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