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, […]

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 www.charitynavigator.org. 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. […]

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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 […]