Donor Options

Join the Jefferson Society


Thomas Jefferson believed in the need to "Educate and inform the whole mass of people … No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness." Scholarship America's Jefferson Society takes these words to heart; corporate and individual members of this leadership giving society help ensure postsecondary success for students across the nation. Meet the Jefferson Society or find out more about how you can join.

Does Your Employer Match Gifts?


More than 400 companies will match their employees' gifts to Scholarship America and our programs. To find out if your employer is among them, download the list of matching companies here. If yours is on the list, contact your HR department directly to receive the appropriate forms.

Partnerships and Third-Party Fundraisers


Scholarship America offers a number of ways for companies, foundations and individuals to partner with us in pursuit of our mission. Visit our Partner Homepage to learn about Mission, Awareness and Cause Marketing Partnerships and Third-Party Fundraisers.

Planned Giving


Scholarship America offers a full range of planned gifts and life income agreements. Advantages often include lifetime income, current income tax deductions and estate tax savings. Supporters who plan gifts join Scholarship America's Mortarboard Society. Please visit our Planned Giving page or call 800-279-2083 for information.

Pledge to Scholarship America


Pledges of any amount can be made to Scholarship America, and you can make your contribution in easy installments. The Development team will send out a pledge reminder to you monthly, quarterly, or yearly, whichever you prefer. Download the pledge form here; please call 800-279-2083 or email development@scholarshipamerica.org if you have any questions.

Donate Your Used Electronics


Donate your old iPod or cell phone to My Place of Donation, and benefit Scholarship America. Visit our page on the My Place site, get your free shipping label, and turn your unwanted electronics into help for students!

Transfer Appreciated Securities to Scholarship America



The transfer of appreciated securities to a nonprofit has tax-saving advantages. Call 800-279-2083 for information on how to transfer stock directly from your account to Scholarship America.

Contribute Through Workplace Campaigns


Many companies as well as federal (civilian and military) and state employees have the opportunity to designate specific charities for contributions through payroll deduction. Please check with your local United Way as well as campaigns involving Educate America! and Independent Charities of America to find out how to make Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, your contribution choice.

Contribute Matching Gifts from Your Employer


Some companies will also match charitable contributions made by their employees to Scholarship America. Check with your human resources department to find out if this option is available where you work.

Donate by Check


Mail your check, payable to:
Scholarship America Development Department
1550 American Blvd. E., Suite 155
Minneapolis, MN 55425

Please indicate how you would like your name listed in our Donor Report, published each fall with Scholarship America’s Annual Report, or if you would like your gift to remain anonymous. Your gift amount will remain confidential. Within two weeks of receiving your tax deductible contribution, you will receive a thank you and receipt letter.

Donate Your Time


Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, is a national network of nearly 700 grassroots community-based, volunteer-driven scholarship foundations in cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout the United States. Last year, Dollars for Scholars chapters raised more than $72 million, awarded more than $41 million in scholarships to more than 38,500 students, and invested the remainder primarily in endowment funds for future scholarships.

To find a Dollars for Scholars chapter in your area click here.

Donor Privacy Policy


Scholarship America does not sell or share donor information with external organizations.

We help more students graduate with less debt.


Scholarship America is focused on the finish line: degree or certificate completion, not just access.

Too many students are dropping out of college, swimming in debt, leaving this nation in a crisis of too few people prepared to fill the jobs of the future. We have an ambitious goal to help 750,000 students complete their education by 2025 with a manageable level of debt.

But we can't do it without your help. Please make your gift today -- the graduates of tomorrow thank you.

Lauren
Lauren Segal, President and CEO, Scholarship America

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