The Dream Award - Scholarship America

The Dream Award Dream Award: Applications Open August 2022

A Student in Motion Stays in Motion.

Getting into college is a huge achievement. The Scholarship America Dream Award is designed to help you keep moving toward your degree, by providing awards that stay with you. Students who have completed at least a year of college can earn Dream Award scholarships of $5,000 to $15,000 per year, renewable for up to three years.

We believe in tearing down the barriers to a college degree — and that’s why the Dream Award is a scholarship open to all. Your ethnicity, family history, school access, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status should not be an impediment to attending college and pursuing your dreams.

We’ll be announcing our 2022 Dream Award Scholars in the spring. You can meet our 2021 Dream Award Scholars on our blog, and sign up to be notified when Dream Award applications open for 2023.

Who Can Apply?

If you’re at least 17, you have a U.S. high school diploma (or equivalent) and you have completed at least one year of college, trade or technical school, you’re invited to apply when applications open again in August 2022.

The Dream Award is open to 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).

Our Dream Award Scholars have overcome incredible challenges ranging from family tragedies to physical struggles to systematic inequities. We are proud to support their educational dreams — and if you’re struggling to pay for college, we encourage you to learn more about eligibility details and get notified when applications open.