College Guidance Resources for Parents & Teachers

Communities in Schools

A community-based organization that helps kids succeed in school and prepare for life. Find out how it works and how to get involved.


National Youth Development Information Center

The National Collaboration for Youth's National Youth Development Information Center provides an introduction to youth development as well as information on everything from program development to evaluation.


National Youth Employment Coalition

Promising and Effective Practices Network offers tips, assessment tools, and criteria for successful youth programs.


The Search Institute

Search Institute has identified 40 critical factors necessary for young people's growth and development. Learn more about the 40 developmental assets as well as the Healthy Community, Healthy Youth initiative.



SparkAction, an award-winning multimedia project of the Benton Foundation, helps adults make their communities better places for families and children. The web site offers a place on the Internet for adults—parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others—who want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting with kids in mind.


The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

2014 Annual Report

In 2014, more than 125,000 students received over $236 million in scholarship support and assistance from Scholarship America – a record-breaking year for the nation's largest provider of private scholarships.


Visit our 2014 annual report to learn more about our successes, our students and our future.

Success By Degrees

Scholarship America's blog, Success By Degrees, covers items of interest to parents, volunteers, educators and anyone interested in the big issues surrounding education, financial aid and postsecondary success. You'll find policy announcements, news releases and more, every week!

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