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?
22 scholarships and 25 emergency grants awarded to veterans in 2016 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) and Scholarship America are now accepting applications for the 2017 Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Programs. Wells Fargo has committed $2 million over a four year period to fund the programs and help veterans […]
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 […]
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 […]
Watch Saturday, December 10 on CBS and CBS Sports Network Starting at Noon EST. Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center will host the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic, an annual NCAA men’s basketball doubleheader, on Saturday, December 10 featuring 2016 NCAA Men’s Champion Villanova vs. Notre Dame, followed by Pitt vs. Penn State. The event will partner with […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]