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Scholarship America Forges Alliance with TuitionHelp To Expand Corporate Tuition-Assistance Services
Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest scholarship services provider, and TuitionHelp®, a unique tuition-reimbursement benefit that reduces employees’ and corporations’ college costs, today announce a new collaboration to improve tuition-assistance benefits.
"TuitionHelp broadens our education-assistance services by helping our clients' employees secure as much financial aid as possible and identify affordable colleges," said Greg Dehn, senior vice president of Scholarship America and general manager of Scholarship Management Services.
Global Scholarship Management
From Canada to Costa Rica and Ireland to India, lives can be changed through scholarships that assist in providing a pathway to postsecondary education. In 2011, Scholarship Management Services (SMS) administered global scholarship programs that enabled students in over 80 countries to apply for and receive scholarship assistance. SMS has extensive experience designing and managing global scholarship programs that achieve each client’s goals and objectives. When administering a global scholarship program, SMS is an expert in program design and communication. Our superior language capabilities, which include experienced interpreters and translation services, meet the unique needs of students worldwide, making a successful global scholarship program possible.
Scholarship Application Tips
Scholarships are a great way to supplement financial resources for those pursuing a degree after high school. Given the large number of scholarships available from private and public sources, it is in every student's best interest to search and apply for scholarships. There are many things students can do to ensure they have a complete, concise and thorough application. Here are a few tips to help students during the scholarship application process.
What's happening with Section 127?
As you may be aware, Section 127 of the U.S. tax code is set to expire at midnight on December 31, 2010. Section 127 allows employers to provide tax-free tuition reimbursements of up to $5,250 per year. The provisions of Section 127 not only benefit employers and employees; they also benefit the country. Many individuals are using Section 127 tuition assistance to improve their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, collectively known as STEM. Without a highly educated populace in the STEM disciplines, the United States will continue its precipitous decline in the global marketplace.
A 35-Year Partnership
In 1976 The Toro Company (Toro) and Scholarship Management Services (SMS) formed a partnership that has been going strong for 35 years. Over the course of the past 35 years, Toro has been faithfully awarding merit-based college scholarships to the children of its employees. Those children, 843 of them thus far, have come from around the world and have received more than $2.5 million in scholarships assistance. Toro is a manufacturer of commercial and residential equipment for lawns, golf courses, and other outdoor spaces, the company has headquarters in Minnesota and employs 5,000 people worldwide.
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