A Brief History

CSF of Mansfield Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. As part of Scholarship America's national network of locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters, our mission is to mobilize our community on behalf of postsecondary education success for our students.  In 1961 a small group of young men from the Mansfield Jaycees saw the need for a permanent organization dedicated to providing funds to help Mansfield's young people meet the soaring costs of higher education.  Inspired by a $1,000 donation from the Mansfield Rotary Club, the new organization raised a total of $3,900 in that first year.  It should be noted that the Mansfield Rotary Club continues its annual support to CSF of Mansfield Dollars for Scholars.  In June 1962, the first scholarships of $3,450 were awarded to 14 students.  In contrast, we awarded $113,000 in scholarships to 57 students in 2023.  Since those humble beginnings in 1961, CSF of Mansfield Dollars for Scholars is proud to have awarded over $1.9 million dollars to over 3,418 scholarship recipients.  We look forward to the next half century of continuing service to Mansfield students in their pursuit of higher education.

CSF of Mansfield Dollars for Scholars

P.O. Box 23

Mansfield, MA 02048