Meet Shun Lin: 2017 Dream Award Recipient

We are thrilled to have such a diverse and interesting class of Dream Award recipients! This is the first in a series that will highlight each of our ten students. Throughout the next few months we will be posting more stories on a bi-weekly basis featuring stories from these amazing individuals. Growing up in Taiwan, Shun […]

Training Your Way: Content-Rich, Convenient Volunteer Webinars

Scholarship America introduced “Training Your Way,” a series of one-hour webinars for Dollars for Scholars chapters, in fall 2016 — and the popular training series will be returning for a second season in September. “Our topics ranged from strengthening your board, to dealing with changes in the FAFSA schedule, to more technical webinars on scholarship […]

National Dreams to Success Awards Celebration Honors Outstanding Students and Scholarship Programs

Washington, DC (May 25, 2017)—Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and education support organization, celebrated individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact helping students achieve their educational dreams at its third annual Dreams to Success Awards Dinner May 24. The event was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Rodney […]

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Here’s How Federal Aid, Tuition Assistance and Private Scholarships Work Together

As anyone who’s gotten a financial aid award letter knows, the world of college funding is complex.. There are grants, loans, work-study funds and scholarships to think about; assistance can come from private funders, institutions, state governments and Uncle Sam. The FAFSA provides a common starting point, but every college and every state has its […]

Amy Robinson Joins Scholarship America as Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, today announced Amy Robinson, Roseville, has joined the organization as Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy. Robinson comes to Scholarship America from Caribou Coffee where she was Director of Marketing, responsible for leading the global Caribou Brand.  Prior to Caribou, Robinson was […]

Bonnie Melville Joins Scholarship America as Vice President of Operations

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, today announced Bonnie Melville has joined the organization as Vice President of Operations. Melville has been involved in higher education since early in her career, from focusing on postsecondary institutes as a CPA and senior accountant for Ernst & Young, to extensive volunteer […]

Scholarship America Signs Onto Nationwide Student Aid Support Letter

576 organizations representing students, educators, advocates, consumers, institutions, and employers submit letter to Congress urging protection of student aid Scholarship America, the nation’s largest private education support organization, has joined 575 other signatories in urging Congress to “protect the federal student loan program and strengthen Pell Grants, which are the nation’s most important investment in higher education.” […]

College Decision Time: What You Need to Know to Make an Informed Decision

May 1st seems like a long way off, but it’s creeping up faster than you think.  For those who are applying to college, it’s also a day you’ve probably marked on calendars: at most colleges and universities, May 1 is the deadline to confirm or decline your attendance. Choosing a postsecondary institution and study program […]

Scholarship America Elects Three to Board of Trustees

Board additions include Fortune 100 executive; two former Scholarship America scholarship recipients MINNEAPOLIS (March 24, 2017) – Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its national Board of Trustees. They are: Charlene Hinton, IT Risk Assurance Consultant, Ernst & Young, […]

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Emerging Trends in Student Support

Financial aid for higher education has never exactly been simple, but in the past it was usually fairly straightforward: students heading off to college would report their family’s financial situation to the government and their school, and earn a package of grants and loans based on those finances. They could earn more money through work-study, […]