Here’s How Dreamkeepers Schools Are Making a Difference

Imagine this: You’re a parent with five kids, ranging from 16 years to 9 months old, and you’ve gone back to school full-time. Your spouse is attending the same college, and together, you’re trying to make sure your family is taken care of – all while completing an internship and maintaining good grades. While juggling […]

Meet the 2016-2017 Scholarship America Dream Award Recipients

Too often, student scholarship support dries up after freshman year. Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund for students in their sophomore year and beyond — with growing, renewable awards that help ensure talented students can afford to complete the degree programs they’ve started. We are thrilled to announce the eight recipients of […]

The Changing Landscape of Scholarships and Financial Aid

In the last two decades, the world of higher education has undergone massive changes: more and more students are taking “nontraditional” paths to college, either by taking time off after high school or returning to college as adults. Student and family costs have skyrocketed, as tuition has outpaced inflation and state aid to higher education […]

Supporting Students Through Emergency Aid

For students heading to college for the first time, there’s excitement for new opportunities to come. And for those returning to classes, there’s motivation to push forward to graduation. But for millions of students whose studies are hampered or interrupted for financial reasons, there’s an important role for all us to play to keep them […]

Working Toward A (College) Grad Nation

Today marks the release of the 2016 Building A Grad Nation report— an annual look at American high schools’ progress toward the ambitious goal of a 90 percent on-time graduation rate. Written by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and released in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for […]

Parents, Help Your Student Get Ready for Standardized Tests

Update, May 2016: The next deadlines to register for 2016 exams are May 11 (SAT) and May 6 (ACT). And, since The College Board rolled out a new SAT two months ago, be sure to get the most up-to-date resources and pricing at the links below. Finally, ACT and Kaplan announced a live teaching prep […]

From Student to Shark Tank: How Scholarships Made a Difference for Shaan

At Scholarship America, we’re committed to helping students start and finish their postsecondary education. Programs like theScholarship America Dream Award provide impactful, renewable awards that keep students on track to complete their degrees. And our national Dollars for Scholars network brings together more than 500 affiliates that support local students through hometown awards, financial aid […]

Supported By Scholarship America, Bill to Provide Emergency Aid to California Community College Students Passes First Committee

Assemblymember David Chiu’s AB 2822 helps ensure community college students complete their course of study despite unexpected financial emergencies. Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Higher Education Committee voted to pass Assemblymember David Chiu’s Assembly Bill 2822, which would help ensure that California community college students pursue their educational goals despite unforeseen financial emergencies by providing […]

Celebrate College Signing Day 2016 On April 26

For those who follow college sports, “signing day” is a longtime tradition and source of excitement. On that day, highly regarded athletic recruits across the nation officially announce where they’ll attend school and play football, basketball or their sport of choice. But choosing a college isn’t only exciting if you’re an athlete. For every student, […]

Five Financial Literacy Month Tools for College Students

April is Financial Literacy Month — but, for college students and families on tight budgets, learning how to manage money is really a year-round priority. This month, if you’re a student, a parent or an advisor, we urge you to take some time out of your springtime schedule and get educated on budgeting, credit and […]