The Dream Award Kept These Students On Track For A Bright Future

Scholarship America’s Dream Award is uniquely focused on college completion. It’s awarded to students who’ve already started their postsecondary career – but who may not be able to afford to finish it. The 24 students who have earned Dream Award scholarships since the program began are incredible, inspiring young people – and we’d like to […]

Three Ways To Get An Early, Low-Cost Start On College

A college education is a vital step toward financial security. But for millions of students, just getting started on a degree can be daunting. Fortunately, there are some non-traditional ways to kickstart a college degree while saving on tuition. The three methods below are geared toward a wide array of students: high schoolers looking to […]

Completion Matters: Creating Scholarship Programs With Real Impact

When you think of “scholarships,” chances are you’re thinking about a beaming high-school student, shaking hands with the president of the local Rotary Club at a celebratory lunch, and taking home a $1,000 check for her freshman year. Or maybe you think of an awards night — the local high school’s best and brightest, convened […]

Wells Fargo Supports Veterans With $2 Million to Scholarship America

Launches scholarship and emergency grant programs for veterans SAN FRANCISCO, January 4, 2016 – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $2 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to develop and implement the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program and the Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program. The needs-based scholarships and grants […]

Enabling Student Success through Emergency Aid Programs

For students pursuing their postsecondary dreams, entering school is only half the journey. Finishing their degree is just as important. It’s a path that can yield a lifetime of benefits, from personal well-being to societal prosperity. Yet, for many, the cost of college remains too high. That’s where emergency grant programs, offered by institutions nationwide, […]

Scholarship America Earns 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Scholarship America is proud to announce it has earned a 4-star rating — the highest possible — from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the 13th time that Scholarship America has earned this top distinction since Charity Navigator began rating nonprofit organizations in 2002. Charity Navigator’s objective, data-driven analysis awards only the […]

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 […]

Scholarship America Names Robert C. Ballard as President & CEO

Former USA Funds executive to take the helm of national nonprofit as focus on college affordability takes the national spotlight. MINNEAPOLIS (October 5, 2015) – Scholarship America® is proud to announce the hiring of its new President & CEO, Robert C. (Bob) Ballard, effective September 21, 2015. Mr. Ballard has more than 30 years of […]