Meet Wyatt Tauber: 2017 National Student Volunteer of the Year

Wyatt Tauber’s earliest childhood memories are of sitting on his grandfather’s lap in front of a computer screen. At the time his parents did not own a computer, so going to his grandparents’ house to play on the computer was a special treat. Wyatt could entertain himself for hours just typing random child’s gibberish on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Affiliate of the Year Burlington Edison Dollars for Scholars

2016 Dollars for Scholars Affiliate Award Winners Announced

With back-to-school season underway, students and families are heading in to another exciting academic year. Teachers and other mentors – including the nationwide network of nearly 500 Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars affiliates – are also getting ready for another year of supporting students. This all-in endeavor to help students reach their fullest potential is […]

You Can Boost FAFSA Completion In Your Community. Here’s How.

When it comes to paying for college, there’s nothing more important for students to do than complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form, filed annually, is the gateway to virtually all federal, state and institutional financial aid, and many private scholarship providers require it as well. Unfortunately, completion rates for the […]

Introducing 2016 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.

Local Affiliates Get a Big Boost through Renewable Awards, Matching Grant Program

When you have an ambitious goal, it’s vital to have a mentor or support network to turn to for assistance and advice. That’s why, three years ago, Scholarship America created the Dollars for Scholars Matching Grant Program – an initiative to help Dollars for Scholars affiliates offer more renewable scholarships. By providing matching (challenge) grants, […]

Announcing Dollars for Scholars Affiliate Award Winners

Across the country, Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars affiliates are busy hosting financial aid workshops, running fundraising events and partnering with other organizations in the community – all to enable students to pursue their postsecondary education goals. Scholarship America honors this incredible work through its Affiliate Awards program, and we couldn’t be more excited to […]