Latest Scholarship America Stories

2011-07-11 08:00:00

ABINGDON, Va., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), one of the nation's leading coal suppliers, recently awarded renewable tuition funding to 49 high school graduates in six states via its High School Scholarship Program. This year's scholarship winners are slated collectively to receive up to $85,500 during the upcoming academic year, with approximately $322,000 expected to be invested over the next four years. The Abingdon, Va.-based company's...

2011-05-23 07:00:00

New Program Preserves Founder's Dream of Helping Students Earn College Degrees MINNEAPOLIS, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Scholarship America® celebrates 50 years of providing more than $2.5 billion in scholarships and sending 1.7 million students to college, the Minnesota-based nonprofit organization is launching A Dollar A Day to encourage communities nationwide to donate as little as $1 to help more students go to college. (Logo:...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

Couric Helps Fund College Scholarships MINNEAPOLIS, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholarship America®, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that that helps raise and distribute college scholarships for students, was chosen by CBS Evening News anchor, Katie Couric, as the beneficiary of a portion of proceeds from her new book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97034LOGO) The book,...

2010-11-29 12:15:00

Video game publisher to split $250,000 donation between 4 charities based on Sid Meier's Civilization V gamer votes MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholarship America®, the nation's leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, will be the recipient of a portion of $250,000 being donated to education-based charities by 2K Games, developer of the popular Sid Meier's Civilization series - based on the...

2010-06-10 08:57:00

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Paying for college just got easier for 675 college students who are children and dependents of Verizon employees. Each student will receive a Verizon scholarship of $5,000 per academic year. Verizon's scholarship program selects recipients based on financial need, academic achievement and extracurricular activities. The scholarships are for students who plan to attend an accredited four-year institution in the fall. Each scholarship is renewable for...

2009-11-25 06:00:00

PSA on Times Square Super Screen Encourages Citizen Engagement via www.myscholarshipstory.org MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholarship America announced today that their new 15-second PSA will be featured on the CBS Super Screen in New York City's Times Square between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. The PSA (transcript below) will run once each hour, for 18 hours a day. It has the potential to reach more than 60 million people while it airs, as more than 1.5 million...

2009-09-21 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholarship America, the nation's premier scholarship and educational support organization, and Zinch.com have forged an important relationship in support of America's youth. This relationship will link the services that both organizations currently provide to youth, to assure that a greater number of students have access to information and services that will help them navigate their way to postsecondary programs. The...

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