Budgeting for a Scholarship Program: A Guide for Organizations

Feb 23, 2017

Every scholarship program starts with the same goal: making a positive impact on the lives of students. But one of the hardest parts of establishing your program is determining realistic goals and a budget for the program. Just as with every spending decision in your daily life (and at your company), it is vital to spend some time thinking about all the components of your scholarship budget.

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Five Things Families Need to Know About Filing the FAFSA

Feb 17, 2017
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Promoting Your Company’s Education Assistance Program to Employees

Feb 04, 2017

Does your organization offer an education assistance program -- a scholarship or tuition assistance program, for employees or employees’ children? It’s a terrific benefit, but one aspect is often overlooked: making sure your employees know about it. 

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Financial Aid Displacement and Your Scholarship Program

Jan 25, 2017

Scholarship award season is exciting for everyone involved. Student recipients have to worry a little less about paying for college; parents can breathe a sigh of relief about the upcoming semester; and scholarship providers know that they’ve made a tangible, financial impact on a student’s future.

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Scholarship Statistics that Show a Direct Impact on the Global Workforce

Jan 23, 2017

Receiving a scholarship makes a big impact on a student, and awarding a scholarship makes a big impact on the sponsor -- helping young people get closer to a degree is one of the most satisfying gifts you can give. But did you know: that scholarship has a direct, real impact on the worldwide workforce? We examined this intricate relationship in another post:

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The State of Scholarship America: 2017

Jan 20, 2017

As we enter 2017, we mark the start of a new year and a new semester. Students heading back to school after the break have a clean start and new goals. Maybe this will be the semester someone achieves their first 4.0; for another student, they may just hope to pay their bills on time.  A fresh start gives rise to both reflection and revision. And just as students go back to school with added experience and new expectations, Scholarship America is approaching 2017 by reflecting on our...

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Some Wise Advice for the New Year

Jan 04, 2017

Katie Couric is not only a nationally renowned journalist – she’s also the New York Times bestselling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives. She generously donated the proceeds from her 2011 book to Scholarship America to establish the Dream Award, a unique renewable scholarship program for financially needy students who have overcome barriers and successfully started their college education. 

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How to Start a Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dec 05, 2016

When someone holds a special place in your heart, makes a big impact in your life or changes the community for good, it’s fitting to honor their contributions. This is especially true for those who seek to memorialize individuals through a scholarship program. Education is the gift that lasts a lifetime, and a memorial scholarship program provides a meaningful way for a family, foundation or company to honor that special person while carrying his or her legacy forward to future generations...

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Five Questions You Need to Answer Before Setting Up a Scholarship Fund

Nov 28, 2016

For organizations of all sizes, starting a scholarship or tuition assistance program may seem like a no-brainer. Scholarships allow you to support your workforce, their families or your community; they help ensure higher education and a future with more skilled workers; and they are a compelling benefit that helps you recruit, retain and delight your staff.

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Meet Asgton Stephenson: 2016 National Student Volunteer of the Year

Nov 18, 2016

Growing up in a military family, Asgton Stephenson was never prone to sitting still. Just a year after she was born in New Mexico, Asgton’s entire family relocated to Guam. It was on this small island territory in the Pacific that she got her first taste of volunteer work: besides an accomplished career in the U.S. Air Force, Asgton’s father was also the lead instructor for the Special Olympics in Guam.  From a young age, Asgton would assist her father with the games. This experience...

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