To help you to create your own path towards your dream career, the Scholarship America is delighted to offer Let’s Keep More Dreams Alive Award for U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents. The study award has been established to assist students from across the nation entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school.
Through the Award, they’ve directly awarded over $1.5 million to 86 Dream Award recipients, ensuring talented students can finish what they started. Scholarship America works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses, and communities to help students fulfill their college dreams. They would be enough to help every student in the community attend college.
Who May Eligible
Applicants to the Scholarship America Dream Award must:
- Candidates must be at least 17 years of age.
- Holders 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).
- Applicants must have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2019.
- Students must have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2020.
- Holders must have the 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 2020–21 academic year.
- Applicants must be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.
- Candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
- Applicants must be demonstrating financial need.
How to Apply
- A current, complete transcript of grades from all colleges, universities, or vocational-technical schools attended.
- Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken. Students with less than one quarter or semester of postsecondary education must submit a high school transcript.
- 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.
- The awards will grow in amount each year, allowing students to receive aid throughout their college careers.
- 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.
Application Deadline: The program will be accepting applications before 3:00 p.m. Central Time on October 15, 2019.