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Apply for The Dream Award Applications Are

Now Open

How Does It Work?

Students who receive the Dream Award have completed at least their first year of their college education, have a significant financial need, and have overcome obstacles through sheer determination. Meet the 2020 Dream Award Scholars here.

Who Can Qualify?

Applicants for the 2021-22 Dream Award must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • 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).
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2020.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2021.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2021-22 academic year.
  • Be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Applications for 2021-22 are now open — click below to apply!

Apply Now for the 2021 Dream Award!