Our Mission

The mission of Norman County East Dollars for Scholars is to provide financial assistance to every Norman County East senior seeking post-secondary education.

Our History

The Norman County East Dollars for Scholars organization was founded in 1990 in Twin Valley, Minnesota by a group of community members who wanted to help local students with the rising cost of education. Those members made a monetary pledge and enlisted the help of a number of other community members and in that first year the organization gave out 3-$200 scholarships. A few years later, the schools of Twin Valley and Gary, Minnesota combined to form Norman County East.  At that time, the name was changed to Norman County East Dollars for Scholars. Since then,  Norman County East Dollars for Scholars has awarded thousands of dollars each year with the help of many volunteers in both communities! Our program is run by a group of volunteers who spend many hours each year working to raise money to have those funds available for each year's graduating seniors.