Collegiate Partners

Collegiate Partners are more than 350 postsecondary institutions that agree to treat scholarships awarded through Scholarship America programs fairly.

To ensure that these scholarships help meet students' unmet financial needs, Collegiate Partners agree to distribute these scholarships without reducing a student's financial aid package. If there is no unmet need, Collegiate Partners will use up to $2,500 of a scholarship to reduce the self-help portion (loan, work-study, etc.) of a student's financial aid package.

Finally, some Collegiate Partners agree to match scholarships from Dollars for Scholars chapters and other Scholarship America programs, up to a specific dollar amount. All told, in fiscal year 2015, over 19,000 students attended Collegiate Partner institutions, bringing $32.8 million in scholarship awards to those schools.

To find Collegiate Partner institutions near you, search for Collegiate Partners or download our most recent Collegiate Partners Directory. To learn more about the program benefits—and to meet Jason, whose $500 scholarship turned into $4,000 worth of aid thanks to his attending a Matching Partner college—download the Collegiate Partners overview sheet.

If you represent a higher education institution interested in becoming a Collegiate Partner, contact the national Dollars for Scholars office.

The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

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