Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund Surpasses $142 Million Awarded to More than 3,300 Scholars

Scholarship America is pleased to announce its Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund®—the largest private scholarship fund for 9/11 families—has surpassed $142 million in total scholarships awarded to 3,326 students since September 11, 2001. That figure includes $12,254,533 in needs-based scholarships to support 829 students during the 2016-17 academic year. “I’m so grateful to the Families of […]

Scholarship America Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Dream Award Season

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship America Dream Award through Sunday, October 15, 2017. Now in its fifth year, the Dream Award is Scholarship America’s unique renewable scholarship program for financially needy students who have overcome […]

Andrea N. Smith Joins Scholarship America as Vice President, Development

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, announced today that Andrea N. Smith has joined the organization as Vice President, Development. Smith joins the team from Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, where she most recently served as Managing Director, Major Gifts.  Smith started her career as a program coordinator with the Muscular […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scholarship America Signs Onto Nationwide Student Aid Support Letter

576 organizations representing students, educators, advocates, consumers, institutions, and employers submit letter to Congress urging protection of student aid Scholarship America, the nation’s largest private education support organization, has joined 575 other signatories in urging Congress to “protect the federal student loan program and strengthen Pell Grants, which are the nation’s most important investment in higher education.” […]

Scholarship America Elects Three to Board of Trustees

Board additions include Fortune 100 executive; two former Scholarship America scholarship recipients MINNEAPOLIS (March 24, 2017) – Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its national Board of Trustees. They are: Charlene Hinton, IT Risk Assurance Consultant, Ernst & Young, […]

Scholarship America Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

(Minneapolis, MN – March 2, 2017) – Scholarship America’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency has once again earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  Scholarship America’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available on www.charitynavigator.org. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has […]