Scholarship America is a "Slam Dunk" ... and One of the "10 Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of"

Previous Article Next Article
08 Apr 2010
Is Digg defining a new direction for the curation economy? And could the new site help us cope with information overload?

Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, has been listed by Charity Navigator as a “Slam Dunk Charity” and on its list of “10 of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of.”

Charity Navigator characterizes “Slam Dunk Charities” as those that have earned a 4-star rating for both organizational efficiency and organizational capacity, and have a donor privacy policy in place—indicating commitment to both fiscal responsibility and protecting the personal information of their contributors. The “10 of the Best” list recognizes large, complex organizations that work throughout the country and the world.

According to Charity Navigator, charitable givers should feel confident that the organizations listed put their donations to good use. Scholarship America has been rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator for eight consecutive years.

“Scholarship America takes great pride in both effectively and efficiently achieving our mission to assure all students have access to education beyond high school,” said Mim Schreck, Interim President, Scholarship America. “We thank all of those who trust us with their charitable donations.”

Janine Fugate, Scholarship America
Michelle Showalter, Scholarship America

# # #

About Scholarship America
Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. We have three core programs that help us achieve our mission: Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services, and Dreamkeepers. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.5 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.7 million students since 1958.

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!

Your Gift Is Crucial

Nearly 1/4 of the U.S. population owes a collective $700 billion in student loan debt. We are committed to helping more students graduate from college with less debt. A gift of just $1 a day -- for a week, for a month, or for a year -- can help ensure that students are able to achieve their goals.

Don't Miss Out!