DCDW awards scholarships to Douglas County students to continue their education by attending a community college, university, or trade school. Any resident of Douglas County attending a Douglas County high school who is in good academic standing and will graduate by the end of the current school year apply. In addition to completing the application form, applicants are required to submit an essay of up to 250 words addressing one or more tenets listed in the Democratic Credo. Scholarship winners will be selected based on the content and composition of the essay as well as a variety of other factors including academic standing, financial need, and community service/extracurricular activity participation.

Applications for the 2023 DCDW Scholarships are due by February 15, 2023. Winners will be announced in May, and they will be honored at our luncheon on June 5, 2023.

Congratulations to DCDW’s

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Alaina Nunez – Douglas High School

Ruby Jacobsen – Douglas High School

Sydney Hastings – Douglas High School

Lila Humlick – Whittell High School


Past Recipients


Ava Campbell – Whittell High School

Rubi Dinisio – Whittell High School

Brenna Bytheway – Douglas High School

Kennedy Cole – Douglas High School

Special Award

Alysa Marquez – Douglas High School


Elizabeth Gignac – Douglas High School

Amrit  Kaur – Douglas High School



Mariah Wolery – Douglas High School

Alexandra Sims – Aspire Academy

Alexandra Geiser



Ann Keasling – Douglas High School

Simranjit Kaur – Douglas High School

Makena Snipes – Whittell High School



Madelyn Landerfelt – Douglas High School

Aspen Kid -Whittell High School



Colin Buchholz -Whittell H.S.

Grace Gautereaux – Douglas H.S