Scholarship America Earns 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Scholarship America is proud to announce it has earned a 4-star rating — the highest possible — from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the 13th time that Scholarship America has earned this top distinction since Charity Navigator began rating nonprofit organizations in 2002.

Charity Navigator’s objective, data-driven analysis awards only the most responsible organizations a 4-star rating, based on governance and ethical practices, fiscal health and transparency. They are designed to celebrate the charities that implement “best practices” to minimize the chance of unethical activities, and promote accountability and transparency by freely sharing basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

“Scholarship America’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars — a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. Scholarship America supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”
“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to make postsecondary success possible for all students,” said Robert C. Ballard, Scholarship America President & CEO. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

Scholarship America’s rating and other information are available free of charge More detailed information about Scholarship America is available to registered Charity Navigator users on our full profile. (Registration is free.)

About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator,, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

About Scholarship America
For nearly 60 years, Scholarship America has worked directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to empower people to fulfill their college dreams. As the nation’s largest provider of private scholarships, having distributed over $3.1 billion to more than 2 million students, Scholarship America is now working to further engage the private sector to support programs and policies that advance equity in postsecondary education and help students overcome barriers to access, persistence and attainment. More information is available at and by following @scholamerica.

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