Getting into college is a hugh achievement.  The Scholarship American 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.

They 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.

Annual Amount


$5,000-$15,000 per year, renewable for up to three years

Open To

Students in their second year or high of education beyond high school

Additional Selection Criteria

Who Can Qualify?

Applicants for the 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 2022.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2023.
  • 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 2023-24 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.

Application Process

Must create an account.

To Apply, go to:

If selected as a semifinalist, the following documents will need to be uploaded:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken. NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required
  • Proof of Citizenship.
  • 1040 Tax Forms.

Additionally, if selected as a semifinalist, an online recommendation will need to be completed by a teacher or counselor.


October 15, 2022


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