ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS!

 

EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE IS IMPORTANT---PLEASE READ CAREFULLY & COMPLETELY

 

The ChapterNet Student Dashboard is your "one-stop-shop" for information related to the Scholarship America® and South Windsor Dollars for Scholars INC scholarship programs.  Simply log on and create, or update, your student profile.  It is important for the student to save his or her log-in and password information in a secure location of their choosing.  As you work your way through the application, the student dashboard to the left of the screen will indicate a % level of completion of each section.  It is important to remember each time you visit your profile, you must save any additions made by scrolling to the bottom of each page and clicking the [Save] or [Submit] button. This allows you to return to the application later to upload an essay (for example) without having to resubmit information. Students reported frequent returns to their profile and "layering" in requested information afforded them the time to think, create and submit their best work.   

A few things to remember:

1.) The portal to the South Windsor Dollars for Scholars INC will open 21 January 2018 at 12:01AM through 15 March 2018, closing at 11:59 PM.  Applications MUST be submitted electronically through this portal and only COMPLETE applications will be considered for scholarship award.  

2.) Any section requiring input from someone other than the student requires the student to identify that individual and supply that person's email address.  You can generate only ONE request for PARENTAL input, ONE request for LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION (South Windsor High School students see information below), and ONE request for transcript related information.  Once you submit the name, email address and item requested, the system will automatically generate an email request.  Return to your application to see if the requested material has been submitted.  If not, be sure the request has been directed to the appropriate person with the proper email address.  

3.) Should you feel an additional letter of recommendation will provide a significant impact on your potential selection as a recipient, please request your teacher forward their letter to the identified counselor or counseling secretary.  They will follow the protocol established for provision of the letter of recommendation to South Windsor Dollars for Scholars INC. 

4.) Any additional essays or supporting documents may be scanned and uploaded into the Additional Document section of your application. 

5.) *Remember to return to your application often to check for any "missing pieces" of your application.* If something is missing, it is the student's responsibility to request the submission again within the application period, allowing for a reasonable time for the party to respond and submit the item.

6.  Unless otherwise noted, there is NO specific word or character limit on essays.  Please answer the essay completely and concisely using specific details (if requested) to convey your exact intent. 

To reiterate, completion of the general application will allow qualified students to submit this general application for consideration of scholarships available through the Scholarship America® program as they are available. On 21 January 2018, students will be allowed access to the South Windsor Dollars for Scholars scholarship portal and can begin to answer the Custom Questions and submit any required essays or portfolios for consideration of the scholarships offered specifically by South Windsor Dollars for Scholars INC.  The portal shall remain open from 21 January 2018 through 15 March 2018 at 11:59 PM and ONLY completed applications will be taken under consideration.  It is the SOLE responsibility of the student to submit a completed application

For students who attend South Windsor High School, please address your requests for transcript information and counselor's letter of recommendation to the Counseling Secretaries who work with your individual counselors.  Students assigned to Dr. Bombara, Dr. LaRochelle, or Mr. Peters, should direct their requests to Mrs. Smith at mmsmith@swindsor.k12.ct.us.  Students assigned to Ms. Brown-Quinn, Mrs. Wlodarczyk or Mr. Wry should direct their requests to Mrs. Rizzo at krizzo@swindsor.k12.ct.us .

Students:  Click here to follow a link to an informative presentation you should read before you begin your application. 

Parents:    Click here to follow a link to an informative presentaion you should read before you give input to your student's application.

If after reading this page and viewing the video links, you still have questions, please send them to swdfs@cox.net.  Please allow 1-3 days before expecting a response or referral. 

Students and Parents: Click below to log into the ChapterNet Student Dashboard AFTER reading the information above!