Scholarship America/Scholarship America Dream Award

Scholarship America's Dream Award is to assist students across the nation entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school. Renewable scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice with the awards growing in amount each year, allowing students to receive aid throughout their college careers. To qualify, students 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), have received a high school diploma or equivalent from a U.S. school, and be planning to complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must 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 2017-18 academic year, and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). Applicants must demonstrate financial need. In addition to the general awards, a portion of the funds has been designated for students majoring in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or math) and a portion has been designated the World Journal Award for Chinese-American students.

Award Information

Award Amount
$5,000 - $15,000
Number of Awards
Not reported
Application Deadline
December 15
Available to Class Level
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Program Manager
Scholarship America
Scholarship America One Scholarship Way
City, State, Zip
Saint Peter, MN , 56082
(800) 537-4180

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