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Our chapter is located in Cle Elum, Washington.


Our Dollars for Scholars Chapter was formed in 2003 by members and friends of the Cle Elum Kiwanis Club.  In light of the need to better serve our community and local students' needs, our chapter reorganized as a separate entity in 2012: Upper Kittitas County Dollars for Scholars® (UKC Dollars for Scholars).  We are exceedingly grateful for the continued support received from the Kiwanis Club of Cle Elum.

Our mission is to assist seniors graduating from Cle Elum-Roslyn and/or Easton School Districts in completing their education beyond high school through mentoring and providing annual and/or renewable scholarships in order that their higher education be completed with lower levels of student debt.

Our local chapter is 100% volunteer supported.  Every dollar contributed goes directly to scholarship awards for local graduating seniors and/or to the UKC Dollars for Scholars Endowment Fund.  Our major Fundraiser has been our "Tee Off" for Scholars Golf Tournament held every year on the last Saturday of July.  Thanks to our faithful golfers and generous donors and sponsors, our 2016 Golf Tournament yielded nearly $12,000 in Scholarship monies for Upper Kittitas County graduating seniors.  This Golf Tournament attracts golfers of all skill levels -- it's just a really fun day on a beautiful Alpine course playing with old and new friends.  Click on "News & Events" tab above for:  2017 "Virtual" Golf Tournament and 2016 Golf Tournament information.

To date UKC Dollars for Scholars has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to local students and accumulated over $85,000 in endowment funds through donations, grants and fundraisers.  Earnings on our endowment are used to sustain our commitment to awarding renewable scholarships.  See "Donate Now" tab above to make a tax-deductible donation.


Click here to view the  2018  Scholarship Application Reference Guide and Time Line


2016 4-Year Renewable Scholarship Recipients:

Left to Right:  Kimbrlee Larsen (Moody Bible Institute) and Holly Terrill (University of Idaho)