Scholarship America Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

(Minneapolis, MN – March 2, 2017) – Scholarship America’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency has once again earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  Scholarship America’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available on Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has […]

Scholarship America Adds Three Distinguished Trustees To Board

Nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship organization adds higher-education experts and Fortune 500 executives to its governing board MINNEAPOLIS (March 1, 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: Michael Davis, human-resources executive and […]

2017 Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund Open for Student Applications through April 1

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 3, 2017) – Scholarship America announced today that the Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund, which assists outstanding high school seniors from Connecticut who plan to pursue postsecondary education, is now open for its fourth year of student applications. Each recipient is awarded a $1,500 scholarship, renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned. […]

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 with a memorial scholarship. This is especially true for those who seek to memorialize individuals through a scholarship program. Education is the gift that lasts a lifetime, […]

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 […]