Education : Scholarship and Financial Support (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Scholarship America

We have one passion: Every student.

three stars

87.80

7900 International Drive Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55425
tel: (800) 537-4180   Web Site
EIN: 04-2296967

Board Leadership
Tina Lee
Chair

CEO
Bob Ballard
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.80 three stars
  Financial 82.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Scholarship America is a non-profit organization that helps students fulfill their college dreams. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.2 billion to more than 2.5 million students. We work with our partners to lower barriers to a college education and give students the support needed to succeed.

As the largest private scholarship organization in the nation, we are
100% focused on students. On behalf of students everywhere, we serve as a scholarship resource, guiding advocate and driving force for student success.

Scholarship America is a non-profit organization that helps students fulfill their college dreams. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.2 billion to more than 2.5 million students. We work with our partners to lower barriers to a college education and give students the support needed to succeed.

As the largest private scholarship organization in the nation, we are
100% focused on students. On behalf of students everywhere, we serve as a scholarship resource, guiding advocate and driving force for student success.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance
98,535
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
96.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $169,552,137
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $425,228
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $169,977,365
   Program Service Revenue $13,191,477
Total Primary Revenue $183,168,842
   Other Revenue $3,590,761
TOTAL REVENUE $186,759,603
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $181,655,763
   Administrative Expenses $5,747,501
   Fundraising Expenses $2,013,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $189,416,946
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,657,343
   
Net Assets $91,602,409

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$308,696 0.16% Robert Ballard President, CEO

Mission

Scholarship America is a non-profit organization that helps students fulfill their college dreams. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.2 billion to more than 2.5 million students. We work with our partners to lower barriers to a college education and give students the support needed to succeed.

As the largest private scholarship organization in the nation, we are
100% focused on students. On behalf of students everywhere, we serve as a scholarship resource, guiding advocate and driving force for student success.

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Scholarship America (MN) 87.80 three stars
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Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara (CA) 91.88 four stars
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (VA) 92.38 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Scholarship America
7900 International Drive
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55425
tel: (800) 537-4180
fax: (952) 830-7300
EIN: 04-2296967

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Board Leadership

Tina Lee
Chair

CEO

Bob Ballard
President & CEO