Scholarship America’s Dream Award for High School and Undergraduates

Scholarship America's Dream Award for High School and Undergraduates

Award Amount: $5,000 to $15,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Winner Announcement: Mid-November

Brief Description:

The Scholarship America is pleased to announce the Dream Award to assist students from across the nation entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school. In order to apply, the applicant must be at least 17 years of age who are 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 U.S. Through the program, Scholarship America helps students to complete their educational goals.

Host Institution:

Scholarship America is a nonprofit organization and is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $3.7 billion to more than 2.3 million students under the guidance of its nonprofit mission “to mobilize America through scholarships and other educational support to make postsecondary success possible for all.”


Applicants to the Scholarship America 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 2017
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2018
  • 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 2018-19 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

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant can submit an online application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

Semifinalists will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades from all colleges, universities, or vocational-technical schools attended. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • A completed applicant appraisal form.
  • Verification of financial need (copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 or other document corresponding to financial information provided on the application).
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or residency, such as a copy of one of the following: Birth Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, Permanent Resident Card or document of approval of DACA status.

Award Description:

  • The number of awards granted will depend on a number of funds available each year. In addition to the general awards, portions of the funds have been designated for students majoring in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or math) and for the World Journal Award for Chinese-American students.
  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a first bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
  • Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study.
  • Each year of eligible renewal, the award will increase by $1,000.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Detailed Information Link:

Contact Information:

If you have any question, ask for the Scholarship America Dream Award Program Manager by call: 1-507-931-1682 or email: