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Scholarship America
7900 International Drive
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55425
tel: (800) 279-2083
fax: (952) 830-7300
EIN: 04-2296967

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Board Leadership

Michael Ryan


Bob Ballard
President & CEO

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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Scholarship America

Because college doesn't happen by chance

(out of 100)
Overall 90.26 4 stars
  Financial 86.82 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 12/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Primary Revenue Growth 3.9%
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Scholarship America on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $156,641,050
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $269,200
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $156,910,250
   Program Service Revenue $14,142,679
Total Primary Revenue $171,052,929
   Other Revenue $11,812,374
TOTAL REVENUE $182,865,303
   Program Expenses $179,724,869
   Administrative Expenses $3,994,201
   Fundraising Expenses $2,091,837
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,945,604
Net Assets $118,931,273


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$281,300 0.15% Lauren A. Segal President, CEO


Founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed more than two billion dollars to nearly two million students. Scholarship America is the nation's largest private scholarship and educational support organization. Our mission is to mobilize America, through scholarships and educational support, to make postsecondary education possible for all students. Scholarship America programs include Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services, and ScholarShop, and special initiatives include the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, the Learning Communities Initiative, and the Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Aid program.

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