DLHS Class of 2023 Application Process

All Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars applications will be administered ON-LINE!  This will allow you to complete your student profile/application on-line and apply for local, and some national scholarships, in one easy on-line application.

The Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars scholarships will open on February 17, 2023, and close on March 17, 2023. You are encouraged to start your student profile as soon as possible. If you are a parent you're in the right place to enter any required financial reporting.

Basic steps to the Application Process:

1.Create a login. Note: When entering in your email address, DO NOT use the email address you have through DLHS.  That address will be deleted upon graduation and we need a way to reach you in the future..


2. Create your profile.  You will complete information in each of the groups listed below:

Basic and Additional Information

School Information

Academic Information

Supporting Material 

Goals and Aspirations Essay: Write an essay detailing your plans as they relate to your educational and career objectives and future goals.  We are looking for an introduction, supporting paragraphs and a conclusion.  DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME.

Unusual Circumstances Essay:  This essay is not required, however if it pertains to you, please write an essay following the same expectations as the Goals and Aspirations essay that describes how and when any unusual family or personal circumstances have affected your achievement in school, work experience, or your participation in school and community activities. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME.

Activities, Awards, Employment: (NOTE: If you only want to apply for DLDFS Scholarships you do not need to include any information prior to 7th grade. Other State and National awards might need to include information prior to that time)

3. Reference/Transcript Section/Counselor/Registrar Information

Request Financial Information from your parent or guardian or use your own financial information if you are an emancipated student.  Financial information in not required for the majority of local scholarships from Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars but there are some scholarships where it is a requirement along with some National scholarships.

Request a Personal Reference from a person of your choice.  You will need their email address.

Some helpful hints for your submission:

When entering in your email address, please DO NOT use the address that you have through DLHS.  That address gets deleted upon graduation, and we're looking for a more permanent way to reach you.

Essays don't need to be long. Content is more important than length.

There is a Documents Tab which is not needed for any Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars applications.

Please know that all essay replies are completely confidential.  Your answers will be treated with the utmost care and will not be shared anywhere.

Please contact Kristin Johnson for all of your transcript needs.  She can be reached at 218-847-4491, or at kjohnson@detlakes.k12.mn.us

You must complete the entire application, transcript request, recommendation to be considered for a scholarship.

Wishing you the best in developing your future! 

Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars Committee