Embracing Student Achievement
The Scholar Dollar Program was created through a joint effort of Prince George’s County Government Office of the County Executive and Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) to reward students for academic excellence.
The program provides awards and special discounts and incentives to students who earn a 3.0 GPA, Honor Roll, or other significant achievement status at each report card period. Currently, all eligible PGCPS students receive a Discount Certificate for savings at retailers at The Mall at Prince Georges and Center at Forestville.
To date, almost 900,000 PGCPS students have been rewarded through the Scholar Dollar program since 2006. Students earning improved attendance status are also recognized through the program. Through academic achievement, students have the opportunity to earn discounts that will improve the quality of life for their families.
The Discount Certificate entitles the student and family who qualify to receive a percentage off total purchases at participating retailers for a specific time period following each report card period (four periods in each school year).
Scholar Dollar Eligibility and Participation
Eligible students will be identified by each school and will receive Scholar Dollar Discount certificates from Prince George’s County Public Schools through their individual schools. Eligible students simply show their Discount Certificate to participating merchants during the discount period in order to receive the discount.
Promotion of Scholar Dollar Program
Prince George’s County Public Schools actively promote the Scholar Dollar program throughout the calendar year. Principals, parents, students, and communities consistently receive promotional materials about the Scholar Dollar program and the participating Malls and retailers.