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Community

Oelwein Dollars for Scholars is a local chapter of the Iowa Dollars for Scholars under the National Organization of Scholarship America. This organization was officially organized in 1958 and the Oelwein Chapter was established in 1990 as a means to manage the scholarship program at Oelwein High School.

The purpose of our organization is to raise funds & distribute them in the form of scholarship money to all OCHS seniors interested in furthering their education in any way. In 2017 we awarded a total of over $100,000 in scholarship aid to graduating OCHS seniors.

Students will be completing an online profile at this site as their application process. Training on this process will be given during the year, so watch for further announcements on dates.

Oelwein Dollars For Scholars

The Oelwein FFA Alumni Chapter is designed to be a support network of parents, community members and past FFA members for the agricultural education program and FFA students. The FFA Alumni play a very important part in keeping agricultural education programs in our local schools.

The major activities of the Oelwein FFA Alumni include:

  • 4th of July Park BBQ
  • Chapter Banquet Labor Auction
  • Chapter Senior Scholarships
  • Washington Leadership Conference Scholarships
  • Hosting Chapter Leadership Contest Critique Nights
  • Chaperones for chapter events and conferences

The Oelwein Husky Booster Club has been formed to support the athletes of the Oelwein School District.

If you would like to make a donation of time or money, or if you have any questions regarding any of the fundraisers, please visit the Husky Booster Club website.

Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Oelwein High School Library. Everyone is welcome!

Oelwein High School is asking for your help in seeking nominations for the Oelwein High School Academic Hall of Fame. Started in 2016, the Academic Hall of Fame was created to recognize OHS graduates that have gone on to achieve outstanding successes in their profession, have made significant contributions to their community and society, and have demonstrated a positive influence in the lives of others.

Honorees are inducted at a ceremony during homecoming week, and recognized on the Academic Wall of Fame in the OHS cafeteria.

Nomination forms can be picked up at Oelwein High School, Hickory Grove Golf Course, and OCAD, as well as some local financial institutions. Nominations can also be submitted online.

Standards to be selected to the OHS Academic Hall of Fame

  • Graduated from OHS more than 10 years prior to induction
  • Achieved outstanding success in his or her career
  • Made a significant contribution to the community or society
  • Demonstrated distinction in professional, public, and/or community service
  • Has had a positive influence on the lives of others

For more information, please contact the Central Office at 319-283-3536 or email kseeders@oelwein.k12.ia.us.

RSVP connects volunteers 55+ with volunteer opportunities to use their experience, skills, and talents to meet the needs of the community. We offer one-on-one placement services to find a good fit for the individual that also matches a nonprofit's needs.

Are you ready to join RSVP? Give Ashley Kunkle-Ehn a call at 319-283-3015, press option 3, and ask for extension 1008, or email ashley_ehn@vccv.org.

For more information, please visit the RSVP website.