Higher Obligation in the Pursuit of Education


We wish to provide "HOPE" to Minneapolis high school students who are seeking post-secondary education.


We were founded in 2012 by a small group of friends that believed every student deserves the opportunity to pursue higher education. Our mission is to provide college scholarships to Minneapolis public high school seniors with limited financial resources, but the desire to achieve great things.

Minneapolis HOPE Dollars for Scholars chapter (EIN 32-0381481) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that not only supports academic success through our annual fundraiser and financial partners, but is also involved in community service for these local schools.

Learn more by clicking "About Us" above or checking us out on Facebook!


Mark Your Calendar: HOPE Springs Eternal
The Minneapolis HOPE 3rd Annual Fundraiser is October 23rd!

Please JOIN US on October 23rd for an evening of great food, drinks, silent auction, and raffle!

ALL PROCEEDS will go straight to high-achieving Minneapolis students in need of financial support so they can make their college dreams a reality.

In our two years, Minneapolis HOPE raised enough money to award $24,000 in scholarships to three impressive young people from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis!

HOPE Springs Eternal will help enable us to get there again in 2015.   


Minneapolis HOPE Awards Inaugural Scholarships!
$16,000 Commitment Made for Scholarship Awards

Patrick Henry Scholarships

May 31, 2013
In front of the Patrick Henry student body and administration, Minneapolis HOPE President Mick Cermak, Treasurer Dan Krocak, and Events Coordinator Aimee Cermak awarded 2 scholarships at their end of year student awards and pep rally!

After going through over 20 applications, these two young students will be receiving $2,000 per school year over their 4 year collegiate tenure. Our "hope" is that we can help alleviate some of the burdens associated with higher education and allow them to concentrate more on their future success.

Additionally, both Dan Krocak and Will Haase will be mentoring these two individuals throughout their college career, providing guidance, conversation, and future networking opportunities. Student will be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and maintain this exchange with their mentor to continue receiving the award for each year in school.

Pictures of the awards event will be posted online at a later date, stay tuned!


Accredited affilliation, National presence

Dollars for Scholars chapters like ours help hometown students achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing endowments, providing assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process, and distributing scholarships each year.

We are part of Scholarship America's national network of over 1,000 locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters. Our mission is to mobilize our community on behalf of postsecondary education success for our Minneapolis students. Learn more by clicking "About Us" in the menu above!


Because College Doesn't Happen By Chance® 
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