How College Goal Sunday Helps Students, Parents & Communities

Posted by Carissa Chang Cress on Fri, Feb 20, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

As prospective students from around the country complete their college applications or await admissions decisions, the million-dollar question begs to be asked: How will students pay for school?

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Topics: dollars for scholars, volunteering, financial aid, fafsa, college week live

Your Kid Should Be Volunteering. Here’s Why.

Posted by Matt Konrad on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

As a parent, you know how stressful and competitive the college search can be. Your son or daughter is almost certainly spending hours a night on homework and activities, keeping their academic performance up and building their college resume. Add in the time they (and you) spend researching schools and seeking out scholarships, and it can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day.

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Topics: scholarships for volunteers, resources for parents

Scholarships Fill in the FAFSA Gap

Posted by Carissa Chang Cress on Fri, Feb 6, 2015 @ 02:44 PM

A new year typically marks a crucial time for students and their families, as colleges and universities across the country begin to make admissions decisions for the fall semester. Those decisions impact where students enroll -- and which schools they can afford.

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Topics: why scholarships matter, dream award, giving, unmet need, fafsa

Scholarship Coaching For Your Employees (And Their Kids)

Posted by Matt Konrad on Mon, Feb 2, 2015 @ 09:57 AM

Here at Scholarship America, we provide weekly advice to students via The Scholarship Coach blog. It’s an opportunity for us to use our more than 50 years of experience to help more young people pay for college, and their success is the mission of our work.

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Topics: why scholarships matter, scholarship management services

High-Paying Jobs With a Business Degree

Posted by U.S. News University Directory on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 08:38 AM

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Topics: Posts from Partners, Business Degrees

3 Things Parents Need To Contribute To Scholarship Applications

Posted by Carissa Chang Cress on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

With a new year in full swing, high school and college students are currently surrounded by lots of information about the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available starting Jan. 1, and most funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until depleted. That’s why Scholarship America encourages families to look at the FAFSA together as soon as possible, and why your students should submit their applications sooner rather than later, maximizing their chances for receiving federal aid.

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Topics: financial aid for parents, fafsa

Scholarships Have A Direct Impact On America's Workforce

Posted by Matt Konrad on Fri, Jan 16, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

When a scholarship is awarded, the most obvious effect is on the student receiving it: after working hard to earn good grades and build a solid resume, the recipient of any scholarship can breathe a little easier when they think about paying for college. For those who sponsor and support scholarships, there’s also a noticeable effect -- a gift that helps students get closer to a degree is one of the most satisfying gifts you can give.

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Janelle Is Still In College Thanks To You

Posted by Carissa Chang Cress on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Two years ago, Janelle Wiser found herself drowning in responsibilities. As a college sophomore, she had many burdens to bear: working four jobs to keep afloat financially, juggling a full course load to continue her schooling, and picking up extra work hours to send money home to her family. The work was too much, forcing Janelle to drop extracurricular activities and a class that she had been struggling with -- and threatening to make her quit school entirely.

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Topics: scholarships, dream award, katie couric, giving

Scholarship America Joins the President, Education Leaders at White House Summit

Posted by Matt Konrad on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Last week, Scholarship America was honored to join President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action.  

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5 Reasons to Support Scholarship America on Giving Tuesday

Posted by Carissa Chang Cress on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Tomorrow, Scholarship America is joining thousands of other charities, businesses and individuals for #GivingTuesday, a day to celebrate generosity and to give back to the community. We’re committed to making postsecondary success possible for students, and we’re thrilled if you can join us in making that a reality for millions of students nationwide. Here are five reasons why your support on #GivingTuesday makes such a difference for students.

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Topics: why scholarships matter, giving, private scholarships, #givingtuesday

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