Mentoring Matters: Here’s How You Can Help Students Benefit

Financial support alone is not enough to get students through school.  This is nothing new; research has proven time and time again that often more barriers emerge once a student has started to pursue their education, even if they have adequate financial aid to pay tuition. Food insecurity and homelessness are common struggles, and simply […]

Myth vs. Fact: Scholarships for Veterans, Adults Returning to School and More

If you’re applying for scholarships—or if you’re guiding students, managing awards or helping a family member—you know we’ve hit the busiest part of the financial aid calendar. Many state FAFSA deadlines are approaching; colleges are beginning to put together aid packages for current and potential students; scholarship application deadlines come and go nearly every day. […]

The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act: How Will Tax Reform Impact Education?

The sweeping tax-related legislation passed at the close of 2017 will have far-reaching impacts throughout the American economy—including in the higher education sector. Now that the dust is starting to settle, here’s our look at what students, families, institutions and education supporters can expect in the near future.

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 […]