Richard S. (Rick) Greene, Chief Financial Officer

Rick GreeneRichard S. (Rick) Greene joined Scholarship America as Chief Financial Officer in June 2013. As CFO, he has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities of the organization, and works closely with the CEO, Board of Trustees and Executive Team to establish goals and formulate financial strategy.

He was most recently Chief Financial Officer for APR Energy PLC, and brings more than 20 years of strategic financial expertise to Scholarship America. With APR Energy, he was responsible for all finance, accounting, external reporting, treasury, investor relations, tax and risk management activities for the $260 million organization. His strategic and financial leadership resulted in significant revenue growth for the organization. Prior to his position at APR Energy, Greene held CFO positions at Deluxe Corporation and TYCO International/Covalence Specialty Materials Corp.

Greene, who is proficient in Spanish and French, has been a board member with numerous Twin Cities nonprofit organizations including The Sanneh Foundation, where he currently serves as Treasurer and a member of the finance committee, the Minnesota Literacy Council, Deluxe Corp. Foundation and the W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation.

Greene holds a B.A. in international management and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif., and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School, where he focused on finance and strategic studies.

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, 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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