Ashley Dollars for Scholars® (Ashley Public School District, Ashley, North Dakota) operates under the tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status of Scholarship America®, a national organization started in 1958 by Dr. Irving Fradkin. North Dakota Dollars for Scholars took off in 1988 when volunteer Bob Alin pushed chapter organization backed by a matching grant from Scheels.  Between 2000 and 2005 a state office was formed, and in 2008 Bank of North Dakota partnered with Scholarship America with both financial and leadership support to assist in the operation and assistance of the North Dakota chapters, now over 80 strong.

Our Ashley chapter started December 2008, and has been busy fundraising and promoting our cause since then.