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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Scholarship America

Because college doesn't happen by chance

four stars

90.26

7900 International Drive Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55425
tel: (800) 279-2083   Web Site
EIN: 04-2296967

Board Leadership
J. Barry Griswell
Chair

CEO
Bob Ballard
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.26 four stars
  Financial 86.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

86.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
96.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Scholarship America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Scholarship America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Scholarship America (MN) 90.26 four stars
Carson Scholars Fund (MD) 92.07 four stars
Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (PA) 97.17 four stars
The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund (NY) 95.03 four stars
Futures in Education (NY) 89.94 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $170,188,435
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $346,835
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $170,535,270
   Program Service Revenue $12,276,380
Total Primary Revenue $182,811,650
   Other Revenue $948,102
TOTAL REVENUE $183,759,752
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $192,266,317
   Administrative Expenses $3,941,981
   Fundraising Expenses $1,413,210
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $197,621,508
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-13,861,756
   
Net Assets $99,730,048

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Scholarship Management Services $190,378,826 99.0%
Dollars for Scholars $928,328 0.5%
Dreamkeepers $553,652 0.3%

Ratings History
Scholarship America has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.26 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 90.26 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 89.37 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 87.32 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 97.88 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.91 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 97.05 four stars
2009-06 10/01/2010 97.16 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 99.62 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 94.70 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2008 93.04 four stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 99.55 four stars
2004-06 01/01/2006 99.37 four stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 99.65 four stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 97.12 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 94.65 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2296967
Name in IRS Master File SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA INC
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA INC
Ruling Date April, 1962
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$76,485 0.03% Robert Ballard President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$277,465 0.14% Lauren A. Segal Former 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Scholarship America (MN) 90.26 four stars
Point Foundation (CA) 90.18 four stars
Inner-City Scholarship Fund (NY) 88.68 three stars
Extra Mile Education Foundation (PA) 85.91 three stars
Catholic Schools Foundation (MA) 97.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

J. Barry Griswell
Chair

CEO

Bob Ballard
President & CEO

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