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

Now that you've met the 2015 class of Dream Award recipients, it's time to start thinking about your application in 2016!

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.

Relive The Countdown

To count down to the announcement of the 2015 class of Dream Award recipients, Scholarship America offered ten free scholarship and financial aid guides to parents—a new one every day for 10 days!

If you missed out on the countdown, or you want to share this valuable material with others, visit the Dream Award Download Countdown.

You'll find everything from '10 Resources To Start Your Scholarship Search' to '5 Ways To Make Your Essay Stand Out,' along with advice on career searching, filling out your FAFSA and more.