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 […]

Meet Ezekiel Ogden: 2017 Dream Award Recipient

We are thrilled to have such a diverse and interesting class of Dream Award recipients! Ezekiel’s story continues our series on each of the ten 2017 students. Throughout the next few months we will be posting more stories on a bi-weekly basis featuring these amazing individuals. Check out previous student stories by visiting our Success By Degrees blog. […]

Scholarship America Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Dream Award Season

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship America Dream Award through Sunday, October 15, 2017. Now in its fifth year, the Dream Award is Scholarship America’s unique renewable scholarship program for financially needy students who have overcome […]

Andrea N. Smith Joins Scholarship America as Vice President, Development

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, announced today that Andrea N. Smith has joined the organization as Vice President, Development. Smith joins the team from Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, where she most recently served as Managing Director, Major Gifts.  Smith started her career as a program coordinator with the Muscular […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Your Scholarship Search: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, Scholarship America program designer Cheryl Amundson (a former professor, and mom of three college grads) walked you through two things any scholarship seeker needs to do: get organized before you have to, and start a wide search as early as you can. Today, Cheryl returns to offer expert advice on […]

Meet April Lewis: 2017 Dream Award Recipient

When prenatal tests indicated a higher likelihood of April Lewis being born with a birth defect, the doctors highly recommended that her mother terminate the pregnancy. Though a potential of a life filled with doctor appointments and medical tests loomed over the family, April was born a beautiful, healthy baby girl. That baby girl grew […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Your Scholarship Search: Part 1

It’s no surprise a college degree — whether two-year, four-year or postgraduate — can lead to a brighter future. It’s also not news that getting a degree can be expensive, or that student loan debt can hamper the future finances of graduates. So where should students turn if they want to make ends meet without […]