Introducing 2017 Student Volunteer Award Winners

There’s no doubt about it: volunteering can change communities—and the individuals who do it—for the better. Student volunteering provides a pathway for building skills (or even future employment) while benefiting local citizens. And, as we’ve covered before, that service can lead to more scholarships for students. Scholarship America’s Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award (SVA) is one […]

How Homelessness and Hunger Stand In The Way Of A College Degree

At a news conference last month, Los Angeles Trade Technical College student Myriah Smiley broke down in tears. A 19-year-old who grew up in foster care, she had made it to college. She had a goal in mind, and a dream of a better life. And that morning, she hadn’t eaten. As the Los Angeles Times […]

National Partnership Fortifies Scholarship Funding with a Personal Coach for Each Recipient

Leading scholarship and student success organization join forces to eliminate barriers to degree completion  Paying for college is only one of the many obstacles students face in completing postsecondary education. Difficulty adjusting to college life and balancing work, family and other obligations are the primary reasons why nearly half of all college students fail to […]

Meet Shun Lin: 2017 Dream Award Recipient

We are thrilled to have such a diverse and interesting class of Dream Award recipients! This is the first in a series that will highlight each of our ten students. Throughout the next few months we will be posting more stories on a bi-weekly basis featuring stories from these amazing individuals. Growing up in Taiwan, Shun […]

Training Your Way: Content-Rich, Convenient Volunteer Webinars

Scholarship America introduced “Training Your Way,” a series of one-hour webinars for Dollars for Scholars chapters, in fall 2016 — and the popular training series will be returning for a second season in September. “Our topics ranged from strengthening your board, to dealing with changes in the FAFSA schedule, to more technical webinars on scholarship […]

National Dreams to Success Awards Celebration Honors Outstanding Students and Scholarship Programs

Washington, DC (May 25, 2017)—Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and education support organization, celebrated individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact helping students achieve their educational dreams at its third annual Dreams to Success Awards Dinner May 24. The event was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Rodney […]

Federal, state and private financial aid work together to help students like these

Here’s How Federal Aid, Tuition Assistance and Private Scholarships Work Together

As anyone who’s gotten a financial aid award letter knows, the world of college funding is complex.. There are grants, loans, work-study funds and scholarships to think about; assistance can come from private funders, institutions, state governments and Uncle Sam. The FAFSA provides a common starting point, but every college and every state has its […]

Amy Robinson Joins Scholarship America as Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, today announced Amy Robinson, Roseville, has joined the organization as Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy. Robinson comes to Scholarship America from Caribou Coffee where she was Director of Marketing, responsible for leading the global Caribou Brand.  Prior to Caribou, Robinson was […]

Celebrating Our 2016 Dollars For Scholars Award Winners

Scholarship America is thrilled to be celebrating our 2016 Dollars for Scholars Award Winners at the 2017 National Dreams to Success Awards in Washington, D.C. These volunteers have done extraordinary work on behalf of students in their communities! Dr. Irving A. Fradkin National Chapter of the Year Burlington-Edison Education and Alumni Foundation Dollars for Scholars […]

Bonnie Melville Joins Scholarship America as Vice President of Operations

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, today announced Bonnie Melville has joined the organization as Vice President of Operations. Melville has been involved in higher education since early in her career, from focusing on postsecondary institutes as a CPA and senior accountant for Ernst & Young, to extensive volunteer […]