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 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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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

The application period for the 2015-16 Scholarship America Dream Award is now closed. Recipients will be announced in spring 2015!

If you are a current student at a college in the U.S., you may be eligible for the 2016-17 Dream Award. Click the button below to be notified when applications open. Contact information for program questions can be found on the About The Award page.

Meet The First Recipients!

In its first year, the Scholarship America Dream Award is providing more than $150,000 in renewable scholarships to 12 remarkable recipients: Sarah Ashcraft, Ball State; Mirrella Bautista, University of La Verne; Ryan Bosela, Pittsburgh Technical Institute; Emelin Garcia Niego, Columbia (SC) College; Charlene Hinton, Syracuse; Luis Loza, Northern Kentucky; Hector Najarro, Georgia Tech; Lucy Tang, Cal-Berkeley; Rodrigo Telles, Cal-Berkeley; Shelby Wilson, Mississippi State; Janelle Wiser, University of Findlay; Takashi Yanagi, Notre Dame.

Read their amazing stories here.