Scholarship America® Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Dream Award Scholarships

MINNEAPOLIS (August 15, 2018) – Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, is accepting applications for the 2019 Scholarship America Dream Award now through Monday, October 15, 2018.

In its sixth year, the Dream Award is Scholarship America’s unique renewable scholarship program for students with financial need who have overcome barriers and successfully started their college education. Awards are made to students from across the nation who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school; the scholarships are both renewable and increase in amount each year. In the last five years, Scholarship America has awarded over $1 million to 54 students, with scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 based on financial need.

Eligible students can apply by visiting Applications close on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Dr. Martha Kanter, Executive Director of the College Promise Campaign and a Senior Fellow, Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy at New York University, chairs Scholarship America’s Dream Award Selection Committee comprised of respected business and educational leaders along with Scholarship America’s President and CEO, Robert C. Ballard.  The 2019 Scholarship America Dream Award recipients will be announced in February and celebrated at the May 15, 2019 Dreams to Success National Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.

“I am so grateful to be a 2018 Dream Award scholar. I never thought I’d be able to reach my dreams,” says Jamisen Moore, who is studying biological anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “To know someone outside of my family believes in me…means more than the universe to me. I won’t let you down!”

“I am very proud and appreciative to have been selected to receive a Scholarship America Dream Award,” wrote Jacoby Barry, also a 2018 Dream Award recipient studying computer engineering major at Mercer University. “Thank you for investing in my dream, education and future.”

Fundraising to support Scholarship America’s Dream Award was spurred by an initial donation of $350,000 from Katie Couric in 2011. More information can be found on

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About Scholarship America

Scholarship America focuses on ensuring ALL students have the opportunity to succeed in their pursuit of higher education.  That mission has stayed the same since the organization’s start in 1958, when 24 students shared $4,000 in scholarships.  Since then, Scholarship America has built programs that have distributed over $4 billion and helped more than 2.4 million students as the go-to source for scholarships, emergency aid, mentoring, coaching, financial literacy and more.  More information is available at or by following @scholamerica.


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