Welcome To Our Virtual Dollar $cholar Program

Dollar $cholar is a program of the Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, a member-run, volunteer-based women’s group whose mission is to ignite positive change for girls through philanthropy and women’s leadership.


This program would not be possible without the partnership and support from our sponsors:

Assumption College – Avidia Bank – Bay State Savings Bank – Country Bank

DCU – MassEdCo – Savers Bank – Webster Five

What Is A Dollar $cholar?

A Dollar $cholar does many things: you never stop learning, you continue to build your financial skills, you use your money personality to make smart choices, you stay within budget and avoid impulse spending, and you give back by donating your time and money to charities and your community!

Why Do I Want To Be A Dollar $cholar?

Learning about money, especially saving money, is so important. You may want to save up money to buy a car, or for college, or to have in the bank to use for fun things, like going to the movies. This program includes lots of fun and interactive ways you can learn about money management.

How Do I Become A Dollar $cholar?

You can become a Dollar $cholar in four easy steps! Click each section below to learn more. Completing all these sections will give you the chance to win a free CHROMEBOOK!


Here Are Your Activities. Click The Links To Learn More And Get Started!

Step 1: Mentor Interviews

There are many different career paths you can take, and you probably haven’t even thought or heard of some of these careers. Click on the links below to learn more about the careers of some of our Dollar Scholar mentors. Please watch at least 3 videos and take the Mentor Interviews Survey to complete Step 2 and bring you closer to winning a FREE CHROMEBOOK!

Watch The Mentor Interview Videos Below:

Step 2: Learn About Money

Start by picking 2 lessons to learn about money, then Complete Budget Sense Part 1 and 2. First, click the box to watch the video, then click the links underneath each box to complete the corresponding activity. Once you have completed your 4 lessons, you are one step closer to completing the Dollar $cholar survey and getting a chance to win a FREE CHROMEBOOK!

Pick 2 Lessons Below To Complete:


You Are Then Required To Complete The Following:

Step 3: Virtual Money Scavenger Hunt

Using things in your own home, complete this virtual scavenger hunt!

Final Step: Complete This Survey Once All Activites Are Finished

**Please complete this section once all other activities have been finished**

We hope that you had fun learning about money and how to plan for your future! Your last step in becoming a Dollar $cholar is to complete the final Dollar $cholar survey. This will also enter you to win a FREE CHROMEBOOK!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Assumption College – Avidia Bank – Bay State Savings Bank – Country Bank

DCU – MassEdCo – Savers Bank – Webster Five

Learn More About Women’s Initiative

Please visit the WI homepage


Contact Patricia Leary, Manager of Community Engagement and Women’s Initiative: patricia.leary@unitedwaycm.org