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Scholarship America Dream Award

The Scholarship America Dream Award is designed to help students keep moving toward a degree, by providing scholarships that stick with them for up to four total years. Current college undergraduates* can earn renewable awards of up to $10,000 per year.

To qualify, students must be at least 17 years old, and must be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2025-26 academic year. Applicants must be pursuing their first bachelor’s or associate’s degree and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).  

Finally, applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).

Financial need will be considered in determining award amounts, and awards are renewable for up to three subsequent years or until a first bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever comes first.

(*High school seniors or graduates from Bayfield, Wisconsin and Cleveland, Minnesota are eligible to apply for the Jon G. Carlstrom Dream Award scholarship, using the standard application.)