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Opportunity's Front Door

Dominium Scholarship for Residents
Deadline to apply: April 28, 2021 3:00 pm CT

Providing safe and affordable housing is an essential part of building strong communities, but communities need more than just space to thrive. Dominium is committed to empowering those we serve. We believe in creating opportunities for both our residents and employees to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential. And we know that education can often be the first step to opening new doors. To help break down financial barriers and provide easier access to certification programs and higher learning, Dominium has established a scholarship program to assist residents of Dominium owned properties who plan to continue their education in two-year or four-year college, vocational or certificate programs. We believe that community fosters talent, and when talent gets a chance to shine, the future looks brighter for everyone. Talent lives everywhere, opportunity lives here.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Eligibility
Applicants to the Dominium Scholarship for Residents must be:

  • High school seniors or graduates, current college undergraduates, or adults on a path to achieve a degree or vocational-technical certificate, who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • A resident of a Dominium owned property for a minimum of 1 year as of the application deadline date. Residents include custodial children and grandchildren of residents who were listed on the lease at the time of lease signing.

Award
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award.  Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year if they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only. K-12 and graduate programs are not eligible.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and a short essay.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Dominium play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification
Applicants will be notified in mid-June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Dominium. Payments are made in early August

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • Current, complete transcript of grades.
    • 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.

As part of your application, be prepared to provide the following:

  • Essay (1000 characters max)
    • Describe how receiving this scholarship would impact your life.
  • Goals Statement (1000 characters max)
    • Tell us about your educational and career goals and objectives.
  • Standardized test scores
  • Work history
  • Financial need
  • Extracurricular activities

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

*The application process begins when you click on the Apply Now button below and create a profile. While you may “pause” the application process (by quitting out of and returning to your profile) you may find it useful to have the above information easily accessible while completing the application.

Dominium has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!