Our biggest annual event celebrated its biggest year ever.

Scholarship America’s National Dreams to Success event is both an annual celebration of higher education support programs and an opportunity for the most passionate supporters of education to gather as a community and raise the dollars needed to provide scholarships for students who seek dreams of a higher education.

In 2018, we made Dreams to Success bigger and better with an entire day devoted to the best in higher education, scholarship and student support. Scholarship America’s Dreams to Success Day included a first-ever Partner Summit in addition to the Student Success Day and Dreams to Success National Dinner & Awards Celebration.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our attendees and sponsors, Dreams to Success raised more than $600,000 for the Scholarship America Dream Award. We thank everyone who helped make this event memorable, and we can't wait to see you on May 15, 2019 for the fifth annual Dreams to Success Day!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Voya Financial

Magna Cum Laude Sponsor
Young Foundation

Scholar Sponsors
Rodney & Deborah Martin Family Fund

Rosemary and Michael Ryan

Kirkland and Ellis


Diploma Sponsors
Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James
Americans for the Arts
Deutsche Bank
Barry Griswell/Performance Management Group
Herman Miller Cares
Horatio Alger Association
  of Distinguished Americans
JP Morgan
Kaplan Higher & Professional Education
The Lana & Alain Karaoglan Family Fund
Lumina Foundation
Murthy Law Firm
Principal Financial Group
Kevin Silva
World Journal

Student Sponsors
Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James
Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
Morgan Stanley

An Evening To Support and Celebrate Students — More than 400 leaders in education, government, business and philanthropic communities came together for an evening of tribute to celebrate and support America’s best students. Attendees were touched by incredible student success stories, honored some of the country’s finest student centered programs and provided financial support to vital scholarship needs. Learn more about the celebration here.

A Meeting of Great Minds — with Scholarship America’s 1000+ scholarship and education partners, there are a lot of great ideas to be shared! Scholarship America's partners came together to share best practices, learn and network. Learn more about the Partner Summit.

A Gathering of Extraordinary Students — The 2017 and 2018 Scholarship America Dream Award Scholarship recipients, along with fellow students who have overcome significant barriers and are on their way to successfully completing their educations, experienced a life-changing day in the nation’s capital.