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Scholarship America® Dreamkeepers® is designed to help students stay in college when faced with an unforeseen financial emergency. Through Dreamkeepers, students receive both financial assistance to get them through their emergency, as well as access to additional resources and student services--such as access to a financial literacy resource web portal that was designed to help them build their long-term money management skills. These resources and tools help students reach their educational goals, ultimately helping to secure a better future for themselves and their families. Generous funding for expanding the program has been provided by the Kresge Foundation, Lumina Foundation, the Walmart Foundation and the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation.
Scholarship America's national Dreamkeepers team trains participating Dreamkeepers colleges to implement and administer the program. Implementation guidelines, materials and online tools are available to streamline set-up and administration, while allowing significant customizations to meet the unique circumstances of each college. These tools include an online application and review system that makes it easy for students to apply to the program and for colleges to process applications quickly. In addition, participating colleges can access the Dreamkeepers Network portal for training and information sharing as well as for assistance building their capacity to raise funds to sustain the program. Ongoing strategic and tactical support is provided by Scholarship America to the national network of Dreamkeepers colleges.
The 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.
2014 Annual Report
In 2014, more than 125,000 students received over $236 million in scholarship support and assistance from Scholarship America – a record-breaking year for the nation's largest provider of private scholarships.
Visit our 2014 annual report to learn more about our successes, our students and our future.
Success By Degrees
Scholarship America's blog, Success By Degrees, covers items of interest to parents, volunteers, educators and anyone interested in the big issues surrounding education, financial aid and postsecondary success. You'll find policy announcements, news releases and more, every week!