Scholarship America's Dream Award provides scholarships for college upperclassmen

Support the Dream Award

Fundraising to support Scholarship America’s Dream Award was spurred by an initial donation of $350,000 from Katie Couric in 2011.

We thank Katie, and everyone who has helped Scholarship America make this scholarship program a reality.

Join them in making a difference for deserving students by donating to the Dream Award today!

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About The Award

Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. Awards are given to students who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school; the scholarships will grow in amount each year.

"We need to make sure our scholarships see students through to graduation, instead of just supporting them their first year," says Scholarship America President & CEO Lauren Segal. "It is a tragedy for everyone when students drop out before they can complete their degree."

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Applying for the Dream Award

Applications for the 2016-17 Scholarship America Dream Award are now open! If you are a current student at a college in the U.S., you may be eligible to apply.

Applicants must: be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree; have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent); demonstrate financial need; and be planning to enroll full-time as a college sophomore or higher in 2016-17. If you fit the criteria, click below to get started!

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Meet The 2015 Recipients!

Congratulations to 2015's Scholarship America Dream Award Recipients! They are: Stephanie Edwards, Lee University; Rashid Elsamra, Florida State University; Francisco Juarez, University of Utah; Samantha Lopez, University of Puget Sound; Amanda O’Kane, Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Celia Ochoa, Saint Mary’s College (IN); Linda Rivera, University of Connecticut—Stamford; Kimberly Schwartz, University of California—Berkeley; Mary Sun, University of Pennsylvania; Jeffrin Wisel, Ohio State University; Alisa Yang, University of Georgia; and Hong Jun Zhu, Texas A&M University.