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Scholarship America's Community Partners work with us in a variety of ways to support students. If you or your organization are interested in becoming a partner of Scholarship America, visit the Become a Partner page for details.
CollegeWeekLive is the world’s largest online college fair, connecting more than 400,000 students, parents and guidance counselors with over 400 colleges and universities. CollegeWeekLive allows students to chat live with admissions representatives to find out about admissions, financial aid and campus life. Current college students give the inside scoop on student life via live video presentations. CollegeWeekLive has been featured on Fox, ABC News, and USA Today to name just a few. CollegeWeekLive offers students from all over the world the unique opportunity to interact live with colleges from their home and best of all ... it’s free! Sign up here for all of CollegeWeekLive’s events.
Scholarship America is a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN), a nationwide group of organizations addressing higher education access issues. NCAN's mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams.
Scholarship America is proud to contribute our expertise to The Scholarship Coach, our weekly blog featured on USNews.com. Visit The Scholarship Coach for more, and like Scholarship America on Facebook to see new posts first.
Scholarship America is proud to partner with Zinch.com in support of America's youth. Our relationship links our services, ensuring that more students and their families have access to more resources that will help them navigate their way to postsecondary programs.
Zinch is an online social network that has become one of the top outreach tools for US colleges and universities. Started as a dorm room project at Princeton University, Zinch allows students to showcase themselves to colleges early in the recruiting process. Zinch does this by allowing students to create multimedia profiles, highlighting their talents and accomplishments to colleges as well as providing a place to interact with college admission officers and their student peers. The student’s information is totally safe and secure, and can be relayed to interested universities at the student's discretion. And all Zinch.com services are free to students!
In just over a year, Zinch has already helped over 700 colleges, including more than 50 of the US News and World Report Top 100, to make real connections with over 1 million students nationwide. Here's what students are saying:
"Zinch has created a bridge among students and colleges. In reality, Zinch has completely redefined college communication all together. Zinch has helped me tremendously and has introduced me to many colleges I did not realize were even an option for me." — Trishul, High School Student, CA
Students, parents and educators alike: check out what you can do at Zinch.com!
In 2014, more than 125,000 students received over $236 million in scholarship support and assistance from Scholarship America – a record-breaking year for the nation's largest provider of private scholarships.
Visit our 2014 annual report to learn more about our successes, our students and our future.
Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.
Scholarship America's blog, Success By Degrees, covers items of interest to parents, volunteers, educators and anyone interested in the big issues surrounding education, financial aid and postsecondary success. You'll find policy announcements, news releases and more, every week!