About We Have One Passion.

Every Student.

At Scholarship America, we’re passionate about student success. It’s what drives us. And it’s what gets us up in the morning — developing leading scholarship solutions and partnering with people who also believe that a student should never, ever give up on their dream because they didn’t think it was possible.

A Humble Origin

In 1958, an optometrist in Fall River, Mass., Dr. Irving Fradkin, had a simple but profound idea: if everyone in his community gave just a dollar to a scholarship fund, it would be enough to help every student in the community attend college. It worked — and now we are the nation’s largest nonprofit, private scholarship organization.

A Growing Mission

Scholarship America works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to help students fulfill their college dreams. Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.2 billion to more than 2.5 million students … and counting.

Organizations we belong to — and those who have given us their seal of approval:

“The most valuable asset this country has is not gold or oil, but the minds of young people.”
Dr. Irving A. Fradkin, Founder, Scholarship America

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Have a question about our organization? Or scholarships in general? Whether you’re a student or partner, just ask.