A True Westside Success Story

Welcome to the George Washington Community High School Dollars for Scholars site! We are part of a national network of nearly 1,000 local, grassroots chapters providing scholarships in their communities. Since 2006, our chapter has supported the graduates of George Washington Community High School in Indianapolis, Indiana through the engagement of the local Westside Indianapolis community and partners from throughout Central Indiana. Please take a few minutes to see for yourself how we are supporting GWCHS graduates in their pursuit of higher education.

Students can find links to resources for

  • College Goal Sunday/FAFSA submission
  • Indiana Latino Institute
  • La Plaza
  • SAT and ACT dates
  • GWCHS student Dollars for Scholars award application
  • Student Profile (Keep it updated so you receive information on other scholarships based on your qualifications.)
  • Contacts for help, even after you graduate
  • College Summit
  • Lilly Scholarship



Community Members can learn about GWCHS Dollars for Scholars Chapter, and how you can get involved.

  • Upcoming events
  • How to get involved
  • How to donate
  • Contacts

 Here Are Some Of Our Fundraising Events


Annual Taste of the Westside

Good Times, Good Cause


 GWCHS Dollars for Scholars Taste of the Westside provides an opportunity for everyone to gather for an evening of tasting and socialization. We offer food samplings through the generosity of area restaurants and businesses.

A taste is a portion just large enough for you to enjoy the flavor. Once you have enjoyed the sample, we hope you will want to visit our sponsors and enjoy their full portions.

 Here is a list of community businesses who have made this event a success: 


Barry's Pizza

Charlie Brown's Pancake and Steakhouse

Dairy Queen



Indy's Family Restaurant

The Iron Skillet Restaurant

Judge's BBQ and The Juice Garden Smoothie Bar


La Herradura

La Posada Mexican Restaurant

Mama Ines Mexican Bakery


Paragon Family Restaurant and Banquet Facility

Sam's Club

Annual Spring Reception

 Each Spring GWCHS Dollars for Scholars hosts a reception to recognize the people who share their time, talent, and treasure to fund the scholarships for GWCHS students. Former scholarship recipients have the opportunity to share experiences with supporters and the community in a relaxed social atmosphere. With the support of generous underwriters, GWCHS Dollars for Scholars is able to apply 100% of the donations received towards scholarships. Dedicated scholarship funders are recognized for the ongoing support.


Bon Ton/Carson Stores Coupon Books

How does it work?

Participating organizations sell coupon booklets to the public for $5 each, keeping 100% of the proceeds! Each booklet contains coupons valid during our Community Day Two Day Sale.

What will customers receive in each booklet?

  • (1) Coupon worth $10 off on a $10 or more item.
  • (1) Tiered shopping pass for 20%/15%/10% off each regular or sale priced item.
  • (1) 30% Early bird coupon, valid 7am-10am on Community Day
  • (12) Merchandise offers: Customers must have the coupon to receive the special pricing on these offers.
  • (2)Web Exclusive Offers


Polo Shirts     

Throughout the year school approved uniform shirts are available for $12 for small to extra-large sizes and $2 for each additional x. 100% of all proceeds go directly to DFS scholarships. It is a great way to show your support for the student's post-secondary dreams and Continental pride!