Tina Lee Elected Chair of Scholarship America’s Board of Trustees - Scholarship America

Resources Our Blog

From thought leadership to incredible stories of student success, this is where you can get informed or get inspired about scholarships and the educational journey.

Tina Lee Elected Chair of Scholarship America’s Board of Trustees

By Matt Konrad

 Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, is pleased to announce that Tina Lee has been elected to serve as the Chair of Scholarship America’s Board of Trustees. Lee will begin her role as Chair, effective immediately.

She follows J. Barry Griswell, the recently retired CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, who has served as Chair of Scholarship America since 2017, after completing his term. He will continue to serve on the board as Immediate Past Chair.

Lee is the managing director of the World Journal and president of Cooper Investors, Inc. She is in her second term on Scholarship America’s Board of Trustees, having previously served nine years on of the Board from 2004 to 2013. Lee is also founder and president of the Greater New York Chinese Dollars for Scholars, part of Scholarship America’s community-based network that distributes local scholarships to local students.

“We are grateful to Tina for her dedication, and the time she has provided to Scholarship America,” said Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO. “She brings exceptional business expertise and understanding of our organization, having served on several committees including our Audit, Development, Annual Fundraising Dinner and Dream Award Scholarship Selection Committees. She is committed to supporting students in achieving their educational dreams, and we are fortunate to have her as our new chair.”

“It is a privilege to serve as Chair for Scholarship America, an organization that believes in the power of a scholarship to change lives,” Lee said. “As we strive to provide support beyond finances alone, I look forward to utilizing my experience to help guide this student-focused organization,” said Lee. 

She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and a member of the New York Bar. Lee received her Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

About World Journal

Founded in 1976, World Journal is the most influential Chinese-language media company serving overseas Chinese communities World Journal is dedicated to providing the most reliable news coverage and continuous advancements in content, technology and service.  World Journal has been acknowledged by several United States presidents for its key role in helping new immigrants to assimilate and contributing to the fabric of our American democracy.

About Scholarship America

Scholarship America is a nonprofit organization that helps students fulfill their college dreams. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.2 billion to more than 2.5 million students. The organization works with partners to lower barriers to a college education and give students the support needed to succeed. Learn more at scholarshipamerica.org.