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Scholarship America Dream Award

Scholarship America’s Dream Award scholarships will be awarded to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school. The scholarships will be renewable and growing in amount each year, allowing students to receive aid throughout their college career.

To apply for the Dream Award, students must:

Have received a high school diploma or equivalent from a U.S. school
Be planning to complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by the end of the current academic year
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 upcoming academic year
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent resident (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)

About the Dream Award

The Dream Award is Scholarship America’s renewable scholarship program for financially needy students who have overcome barriers and have successfully started their college education. Awards were made to students selected 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. Scholarship America provides Dream Awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 based on the individual student’s financial need. Each student’s award will increase by $1,000 each year to help them successfully finish school and earn their degrees.

Dream Award scholarships include general scholarships, STEM-specific scholarships (for study in science, technology, engineering and math-related majors) and the World Journal Dream Award Scholarship for Chinese American students. Financial need will always be considered in determining award amounts.

Scholarship awards are between $5,000 and $15,000 annually, growing by $1,000 each year until graduation.


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Sophomore or above

Graduate: None

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident, demonstrated financial need, min. 3.0 GPA

Last Updated:
June 16, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17