Umesh is a Scholarship America Dream Award recipient

Meet Umesh Bhandari: 2017 Dream Award Recipient

Life started out rough for Umesh Bhandari, who spent most of his early years in a refugee camp in Nepal waiting for his family’s opportunity to build their life in America. It was a helpless time, as there was no way for his parents to earn their living, and they relied solely upon government support. […]

URGENT: Urge Congress To Find a DACA Solution

Ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program will profoundly affect nearly 800,000 students nationwide. Unless Congress takes action, there will no longer be any federal protection for Dreamers.  Finding a permanent solution for those students is critical to their success and ability to contribute to our country.  Scholarship America, along with virtually all […]

Meet Mikayla Bridgewater: 2017 Dream Award Recipient

Mikayla Bridgewater spent her childhood moving between the homes of her aunts because her father is in prison and her mother is an alcoholic. Stability was just not something that, Mikayla was used to, but this was a common scenario for many black families in her community.  Nevertheless Mikayla found being a young African American […]

Scholarship America, Wells Fargo Invite Veterans To Apply For Veteran Scholarships, Emergency Grants

48 scholarships and 84 emergency grants awarded since 2016 to veterans and spouses of veterans with disabilities Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and Scholarship America announced they are accepting applications for the 2018 Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Programs. In 2016, Wells Fargo committed $2 million over a four-year period to fund the […]

Meet Shanell Yenchik: 2017 Dream Award Recipient

After her parents’ divorce, Shanell Yenchik found herself living on the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona with her grandmother and family. While the circumstances for the move were heartbreaking, the reservation became a wonderful refuge for Shanell and her two sisters. Playing with her siblings outdoors is among her fondest memories of the reservation. However, […]

Scholarship America Joins Minnesota Nonprofit Organizations Concerned About Federal Tax Bill

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, representing Minnesota’s nonprofit community, a sector that employs nearly 12 percent of Minnesota’s workforce and partners with millions, has called on nonprofits to speak up about the potential impact of proposed tax changes.  Scholarship America, located in Bloomington, MN, is the nation’s largest nonprofit private education support organization, having distributed […]

Never Forget Tribute Classic Returns to Prudential Center December 9, 2017

Following the success of the inaugural 2016 event, Prudential Center has announced that it will host the second annual Never Forget Tribute Classic on Saturday, December 9. The NCAA men’s basketball doubleheader will feature a pair of games between high-profile universities: The Florida Gators will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats and the hometown Seton Hall […]

Meet Jorge Morales: 2017 Dream Award Recipient

Inside Jorge Morales’s childhood home, rain would make the corrugated aluminum roof rattle with a thunderous pounding. The house itself was made of scraps of cardboard, wooden packing crates and tin. Jorge’s dad died when he was just five years old, and his mom worked three jobs to ensure her children could have a roof […]

Tuition Assistance: The “Secret” Benefit That Boosts Employee Retention

Late last year, Forbes magazine highlighted a great idea with a big problem. The magazine looked at companies’ use of employee tuition assistance programs: a win-win benefit that helps workers further their educations, helps employers retain qualified staff and comes with significant tax benefits. On paper, tuition assistance is the perfect benefit. So what’s the issue Forbes found? In […]

Yessenia is a Scholarship America Dream Award recipient

Meet Yessenia Cantero Hernandez: 2017 Dream Award Recipient

Growing up as a minority in small town, Yessenia Cantero Hernandez’s reputation preceded her—mostly for having a name that most people in her community had difficulty saying. The typical greeting was, “Oh, you’re Yessenia. You’re the name we can’t pronounce.” Born in Mexico City, Yessenia and her family moved to the United States when she […]