Donations of any amount are accepted and greatly appreciated. Your money will be used to fund scholarships exclusively to local OABCIG graduates and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you've made a difference in their lives.

Rising costs of higher education are presenting challenges for young people and, in some cases, scholarships make the difference whether a student can continue their education. The generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations in our local communities has a big impact on our ability to continue awarding scholarships.

You can donate the following ways:

  • Donate as a memorial or in honor of a friend or family member. For example, the foundation receives many memorials for amounts ranging from $10 - $100 in honor of loved ones who believed in the importance of higher education.
  • Donate any amount towards funding the foundation scholarships. For example, many area teachers have established monthly payroll deductions to the foundation for amounts of their choice. Also, alumni are encouraged to donate to give back to the foundation that helped them fund their education. Anyone can donate any amount at any time.
  • Donate $1,000 or more to create a scholarship awarded in your name or the name(s) of your choice. For example, many families have created scholarships in honor of their loved ones using memorial money or money from their estates. If the scholarship is $1,000 or more, you can establish the criteria used for awarding the scholarship, such as, a minimum grade point, a specific area of study, involvement in school or community, etc. If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship or establishing a legacy gift, please contact us at

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you would like to donate, you may donate online directly to OABCIG Dollars for Scholars by clicking on the red arrow below. Any donation sent through the Scholarship America site will go directly to our local OABCIG Dollars for Scholars chapter. Your donation will be handled securely through your credit card provider or PayPal.

You may also mail a donation check payable to OABCIG Dollars for Scholars to:

OABCIG Dollars for Scholars
PO Box 253
Ida Grove, IA 51445


Thank you for supporting the higher education of OABCIG students!