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Scholarship America

CharityWatch report issued
May 2019

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Other Names

Dollars for Scholars

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To mobilize America through scholarships and educational support to make post-secondary education possible for all students.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 95%

The percentage of Scholarship America's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $2

How many dollars Scholarship America spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Scholarship America IRS Form 990 04-2296967
Scholarship America Audited Financial Statements 04-2296967
Entity: Scholarship America
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 04-2296967
Entity: Scholarship America
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 04-2296967

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Scholarship America
meets governance benchmarks.
Scholarship America
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Robert Ballard President/CEO $300,570
2 Rhianna Quinn Roddy Executive Director, Families of Freedom $264,594
3 Richard Greene CFO $233,599
Name: Robert Ballard
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $300,570
Name: Rhianna Quinn Roddy
Title: Executive Director, Families of Freedom
Compensation: $264,594
Name: Richard Greene
Title: CFO
Compensation: $233,599

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