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 work with Carleton College.

She joins Scholarship America after serving in senior leadership positions for software and services companies, GeoLearning, Ceridian and RedBrick Health, where she led teams responsible for implementation, training, technical support, product partnerships and organizational readiness during periods of major product introductions and expansive growth.

“Bonnie has significant experience in operations leadership roles in service-oriented businesses,” said Robert C. Ballard, President and CEO of Scholarship America.  “She knows how to leverage technology to drive efficiency for clients and employees.  We are excited to have her join the Scholarship America team.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Scholarship America and the mission to help the private sector help postsecondary students access, persist and complete their educations,” Melville said.  “I look forward to continuing our operations team’s reputation for excellence while helping drive continuous improvement and efficiency.”

In her volunteer life, Melville is a trainer and mentor with WomenVenture and coaches middle school students in playing ultimate frisbee through Minnesota Youth Ultimate.  She served her alma mater, Carleton College, in multiple roles, most recently on the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Career Center’s Alumni Advisory Board.  She is also a past board member for the YWCA of St. Paul and Listening House.

Melville holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Carleton College.  She completed additional coursework for her CPA at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management .


Pam Carlson

About Scholarship America
For nearly 60 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 private education support organization, having distributed over $3.5 billion to more than 2.2 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 or by following @scholamerica.

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