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Mission Statement

Scholarship America’s mission is to mobilize America, through scholarships and educational support, to make postsecondary success possible for all students.

Scholarship America®

For more than 50 years, Scholarship America has worked directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to empower people to fulfill their college dreams. As the nation’s largest provider of private scholarships, having distributed over $3.1 billion to more than 2 million students, Scholarship America is now working to further engage the private sector to support programs and policies that advance equity in postsecondary education and help students overcome barriers to access, persistence and attainment. More information is available at

Dollars for Scholars®

Dollars for Scholars®, a program of Scholarship America, is a national network of more than 500 locally based, volunteer-driven affiliates serving students in thousands of communities across the country. In addition to raising funds and distributing scholarships for students, chapters also provide assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process.

Scholarship Management Services®

Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America, is the leading scholarship services program in the country, helping corporations, foundations and individuals design and administer scholarship and related educational assistance programs.


Scholarship America’s Dreamkeepers® program is designed to help community and open-enrollment colleges keep students from dropping out of school when faced with unexpected financial emergencies.

Collegiate Partners®

Scholarship America’s Collegiate Partners® are postsecondary institutions that pledge to treat scholarships awarded through Scholarship America programs fairly. Many Collegiate Partners are also Matching Partners that match Scholarship America-awarded scholarships for students attending their schools.

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund®

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, a program of Scholarship America, provides post-high school education funding to financially needy dependents of those killed or disabled in the 9/11 attacks and rescue efforts.

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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