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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 (Fundraising)

Scholarship America

Because college doesn't happen by chance

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 91.57 4 stars
  Financial 88.77 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Scholarship America on recent 990s 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

Financial Charts

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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