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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Meet the 2016 Recipients!

Congratulations to 2016's Scholarship America Dream Award Recipients! Pictured at left, they are:

Top row, L to R:
Tiffany Avalos-Lopez
, Houston Baptist University; Selina Ayres, Western Washington University; Cecilia Cardozo, University of Utah; Amanda Condon, Arkansas Tech University

Bottom row, L to R:
Alexis Ho Liu
, Syracuse University; Felix Ricarte, University of California, Irvine; Giovanni Rosas Escobedo, El Centro College; Kylie Lan Tumiatti, Seton Hall University

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Applying For the Dream Award

2017-18 applications open in October. Applicants must: be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree; be enrolling as sophomores or higher with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent); demonstrate financial need. If you fit the criteria, click below to be notified when applications open!

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