This profile will give you access to our local Charles City Dollars for Scholars scholarships as well as all national scholarship opportunities through Scholarship America and 1.5 million scholarship listings from Fastweb, a leading website for scholarship and financial aid information. Your submitted profile will serve as an application for these scholarships.

After you have completed your profile, visit our website to check out your scholarship opportunities.  Log in to your profile and navigate to the "My Scholarships" page.  You will be able to view possible scholarship matches and, with a few clicks, be able to submit your profile as an application for those scholarships. Some scholarships may require additional information but the website will guide you through the process.  You will need to submit your profile for each individual scholarship. 

The "My Scholarships" page will also keep a log of all scholarship applications you have submitted.  Be sure to check your "My Scholarships" page often to take advantage of all scholarship opportunities that may be listed.  This listing will be constantly changing as scholarships become available and deadlines pass.  The more complete your profile, the greater number of possible scholarship matches, so keep checking for updates.

To take advantage of all possible scholarship opportunities, we highly recommended that you complete the entire profile.

Students need to use a permanent email address so if you have started your profile using your school email address, please edit your email address on your profile.  Your school email will be deactivated when you graduate and we need to be able to communicate with you next year while you are away at college.

Check the log-in page and Profile FAQ page for additional information concerning completing your profile.  For information specific to Charles City Area Dollars for Scholars Scholarships, check the Scholarship FAQ page.  You may also email your questions to

Use the following guidelines for the essay questions:

GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS ESSAY - Required            State your goals as to your education and future career and describe your plan to accomplish these goals. Explain what circumstances have affected your decision to pursue further education in your chosen major and how you have prepared for these studies. The scoring for this essay will be based on content not form and there is no required length.  We just ask that you keep your answer under 500 words.  

UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES ESSAY - Optional          Describe any obstacles or difficulties you have overcome or expect to encounter in the future.   Obstacles or difficulties may include recent personal tragedy, illness, disability, divorce or other family issues, parental unemployment, financial need, etc.  Basically any unusual circumstances you would like us to take into consideration.  The scoring for this essay will be based on content not form and there is no required length.  We just ask that you keep your answer under 500 words.   

Obtain parental consent

If you are under age 18, you will need a parent to log-in (they will need a different email from yours) and give consent for your profile application.  If you are over age 18 the parental consent is not needed.

Request current transcript

Before submitting your profile as an application for a scholarship, make sure you requested a current transcript from the counselor verifying the GPA information you entered.   GPS must include the 1st semester of your senior year.

Review and submit

Be sure to carefully review your profile before submitting as an application for any scholarship to make sure all sections are complete. Double check that you have parental consent (if required), current transcript request from the counselor.   Double check that all additional information required by a specific scholarship is included. The website allows you to submit an incomplete profile as an application  but it will be considered as an incomplete application and you may not be eligible for a scholarship.