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 […]

Scholarship America Now Accepting Applications for New Midwest Scholars Dream Award

Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for a new Midwest Scholars Dream Award through Sunday, October 15, 2017. “The Midwest Scholars Dream Award was created through a generous $2 million one-time gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous,” noted Robert […]

“Military Makeover” Highlights Unique Challenges for Veteran Students

Military Makeover is a special mini-series from the Lifetime Channel’s Designing Spaces team, dedicated to members of the military and their loved ones. The host, retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant R. Lee Ermey (aka “The Gunny”) enlists the help of home renovators, designers, landscapers and many others to improve the living situation of deserving military families. […]

Help College Students Affected by Natural Disasters Stay in School

Scholarship America’s National Disaster Relief Fund Depleted by Hurricane Harvey; Help Replenish Fund to Assist Students Impacted by Other Storms Scholarship America is calling for donations to replenish its National Disaster Relief Fund, which provides financial assistance to help college students experiencing disaster-related hardships stay in school. “Preliminary estimates from Moody’s Analytics report costs associated with […]

Two-Year Degrees Lead To More and More Good Jobs

Everyone knows the conventional wisdom: a bachelor’s degree (or higher) is the best ticket to getting a good job. Like most conventional wisdom, this is at least partly true. And, like most conventional wisdom, it also fails to tell the whole story. As a recent report from Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce […]

Scholarship America® Designates $200,000 in Financial Aid to Assist Students in Texas and Louisiana

Post-disaster financial aid helps low-income students stay on track for their college education Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit, private sector scholarship organization, will donate $200,000 to help college students affected by Hurricane Harvey. Grants will be awarded to postsecondary institutions in impacted areas in Texas and Louisiana. Schools will then disburse funds to students […]

Meet Wyatt Tauber: 2017 National Student Volunteer of the Year

Wyatt Tauber’s earliest childhood memories are of sitting on his grandfather’s lap in front of a computer screen. At the time his parents did not own a computer, so going to his grandparents’ house to play on the computer was a special treat. Wyatt could entertain himself for hours just typing random child’s gibberish on […]

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 […]