Pramod Rao - 2018 Guest Speaker


Our online application will be available on November 1, 2020.  All applications must be completed by January 31, 2021.

Date and Place to be Confirmed

To view pictures of our 2019 Scholarship Program please visit the web site for Peter Mangel's Photography


About Our Dollars for Scholars Program

The Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF) Dollars for Scholars® program was established in 2004 to build college scholarships for students in the Allegany County.  All students attending schools in Allegany County in New York State may participate in and benefit from this program.  We do have a few scholarships that some students from outside Allegany County may apply for.  Please see our Who may match to our affiliate? document for this list. The ACAF Dollars for Scholars® program will help build the future of the Allegany County area and its youth by making higher education a possibility and successful careers an attainable goal for any young person with a dream.

Reasons to apply for a scholarship through ACAF Dollars for Scholars

As a Scholarship America® affiliate, the Allegany County Area Foundation is able to offer:
- Potential matching Gifts through participating Colleges and Universities
- Security from loss of other financial aid (that is, schools less likely to use your ACAF aid to offset money they would award)
- One standard Dollars for Scholars application for multiple scholarships

You can have access to one of the largest Scholarship Search Companies

Through Scholarship America® , the parent company of the Dollars for Scholars program, you have access to Fastweb, the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information.

All students who create a profile through our website will be able to opt in to Fastweb and match their data with roughly 1.5 million other scholarship listings from Fastweb. If you meet the applicant criteria for a Fastweb scholarship, upload any additional requirements, such as an essay, and submit your profile to apply for the scholarship!  No need to complete an additional application form.

Before Starting this or any scholarship application, have this information on hand:

Your current high school transcript (get this from your guidance office)

Contact info for your school and recommenders


The Allegany County Area Foundation
6087 State Route 19N
Belmont, NY  14813
Phone:  585-296-5616

We serve the students in the Allegany County area in western New York.