Catching the Dream Scholarship

Founded in 1986, Catching the Dream strives to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people. We provide scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. We assist Indian schools in preparing students for success in college.

Catching the Dream, makes grants to Native college students and works to improve Indian schools. Since 1986, CTD has made scholarship awards to 1,266 students and has produced 921 graduates.

Additional Selection Criteria

CTD’s objective is  to  recognize and  reward outstanding  student achievement. This supplemental  award  is  intended  to  help  Native  American  Indian  students  who  are  ¼  or  more  degree  American  Indian, and an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe.  “U.S. Tribe” is defined as federally recognized, state recognized or terminated.  All awards are based on merit, academic achievement and ambition.  Students must attend a college or  university  on  a  full­time  basis,  seeking  a  BA  or  higher. CTD  does  not  fund  students  studying  out  of  the  country or attending non­accredited institutions, vocational, technical institutions, distance learning or online  programs.  Catching  the Dream scholarships are awarded for life.  If you win, you will never have  to apply again. However, if you are not selected for scholarship with CTD, you cannot apply again.

Application Process

Important Notes:

 * Applications must be FILLED OUT ON THE COMPUTER . *

 * After filling out the application, please print and sign the form. *

 * Mail the completed form to Catching the Dream *

(On Windows PC’s, the free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to fill out the application after downloading)


Download the CTD Scholarship Application
Download the CTD Renewal Form

Important Deadlines:  Summer Session  March 15 

                                    Fall Semester / Autumn Quarter  April 30 

                                    Spring Semester / Winter Quarter  September 15

PLEASE READ ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS THOROUGHLY AND MAKE SURE YOU PROVIDE ALL DOCUMENTATION NEEDED.

For the application or more information go to:
https://catchingthedream.org/