Scholarship America's Dream Award provides scholarships for college upperclassmen

Support the Scholarship

Fundraising to support Scholarship America’s Dream Award was spurred by an initial donation of $350,000 from Katie Couric in 2011. We thank her and the current Dream Award donors who have 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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Details and Criteria

Scholarship awards are between $5,000 and $15,000 annually, growing by $1,000 each year until graduation. General scholarships, STEM-specific scholarships and scholarships for Chinese-American students were offered for 2014-15.

Eligible students must have graduated from high school and already be enrolled in a postsecondary degree or certificate program. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.0+ GPA and demonstrate financial need. Click "Learn More" for detailed award criteria!

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What is the Dream Award?

Scholarship America’s Dream Award is our newest multi-year, performance-based scholarship fund targeted toward completion. Awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school; the scholarships will be renewable and growing 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 real tragedy for students, parents, donors and institutions when students drop out before they can complete their degree."

Find out more here.

Applications and Contact

The application period for the inaugural Scholarship America Dream Award is now closed. Thanks to everyone who shared the application, spread the word and applied for the award!

Our evaluation team is looking at applications now, and winners will be notified in spring 2014. Applications for the 2015-16 award will open again in October 2014; watch this space to learn how you can be notified.

Contact information for program questions can be found on the About The Award page.