Global Workforce

Scholarship Statistics that Show a Direct Impact on the Global Workforce

Receiving a scholarship makes a big impact on a student, and awarding a scholarship makes a big impact on the sponsor — helping young people get closer to a degree is one of the most satisfying gifts you can give. But did you know: that scholarship has a direct, real impact on the worldwide workforce?

The Best Advice I Ever Got

Some Wise Advice for the New Year

Katie Couric is not only a nationally renowned journalist – she’s also the New York Times bestselling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives. She generously donated the proceeds from her 2011 book to Scholarship America to establish the Dream Award, a unique renewable scholarship program for financially needy students […]

How to Start a Memorial Scholarship Fund

When someone holds a special place in your heart, makes a big impact in your life or changes the community for good, it’s fitting to honor their contributions. This is especially true for those who seek to memorialize individuals through a scholarship program. Education is the gift that lasts a lifetime, and a memorial scholarship […]

Five Questions You Need to Answer Before Setting Up a Scholarship Fund

For organizations of all sizes, starting a scholarship or tuition assistance program may seem like a no-brainer. Scholarships allow you to support your workforce, their families or your community; they help ensure higher education and a future with more skilled workers; and they are a compelling benefit that helps you recruit, retain and delight your […]

Dr. Irving A. Fradkin, Founder of Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars, Dies at 95

MINNEAPOLIS – November 21, 2016 – Dr. Irving A. Fradkin, the visionary leader responsible for founding the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship organization, died at home on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in Fall River, Massachusetts. He was 95 years old and still serving as an active member of Scholarship America’s Honor Roll Trustees. Fradkin was born […]

Meet Asgton Stephenson: 2016 National Student Volunteer of the Year

Growing up in a military family, Asgton Stephenson was never prone to sitting still. Just a year after she was born in New Mexico, Asgton’s entire family relocated to Guam. It was on this small island territory in the Pacific that she got her first taste of volunteer work: besides an accomplished career in the […]

Boost Employee Retention: Assess Your Education Assistance Program

As the American economy continues to return to pre-Great Recession levels, employers across the nation are slowly shifting their focus to retention. In this post, originally published in late 2015, we looked at how job satisfaction (and employee retention) can be improved by offering education assistance. Here’s what HR and benefits managers need to know.

Student Needs Are Changing. Should Your Scholarship Program?

Update, October 2016: New demographic information shows a continuing trend. More and more college students are older, members of the workforce and returning to education after time off. If you manage a scholarship program, here’s what to know to ensure you’re serving the most learners! The face of the “typical” college student is changing. Their […]