Scholarship America works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to help students fulfill their college dreams. Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.2 billion to more than 2.5 million students … and counting. Scholarship America and NSHSS have partnered together to support each other's mission to promote student success. Scholarship America President and CEO Robert C. Ballard has been a keynote speaker, scholarship panel moderator, and mentor at NSHSS events. In an interview at Scholar's Day DC in August 2019, Robert Ballard said, "the strategies and missions of the two organizations are directly aligned."