Janine Fugate, VP, Marketing & Communications

Janine FugateJanine Fugate joined Scholarship America as Director of Communications in December 2002 and was promoted to her current position in 2012.  Prior to joining Scholarship America, Fugate was Vice President of Communications & Marketing for Growing Home, a St. Paul, Minn.-based, private foster care organization and held numerous communications and marketing positions in a variety of public, private and nonprofit organizations.

In her role at Scholarship America, Janine has led the organization's transition to online communications and inbound marketing strategies, broadening its reach through social media and technology-related sponsorships and partnerships. She also manages and is a regular contributor to Scholarship America's student-focused blog, The Scholarship Coach, published weekly by U.S. News & World Report.

Janine, who recently earned her Master of Public Affairs degree from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, is proud to serve the Twin Cities community as a board member at DARTS, which provides services to support the full participation of older adults and all generations in community life. She also contributes to two blogs, Leadership and Community and The Socratic Project.

Janine lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two daughters.

The Dream Award

Dream Award 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.

The Scholarship Coach

The Scholarship CoachScholarship America's blog, The Scholarship Coach, appears weekly at USNews.com, featuring expert advice on all kinds of scholarship issues. Here on the site, we feature a new highlight from the blog every week, and you can also download a free Scholarship Coach e-book!

Focus On The Finish Line

Scholarship America is dedicated to helping students get their degrees. Our 2013 Annual Report, Focus on the Finish Line, features statistics, stories, and student accounts of the importance of college completion.


Visit the online report to learn more and hear from our President, Lauren Segal.

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