Scholarship America has established a scholarship program to help students planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in higher education programs (two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school).
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria as of the application deadline date:
or high school seniors from Bayfield WI or Cleveland MN
Please click over to the Awards Tab to review additional eligibility requirements.
Applicants are also encouraged to use a permanent email (hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.) when registering their profile, rather than a school email that they may lose access to in the future.
Scholarship semifinalists are selected on the basis of:
A personal statement of goals and unusual personal or family circumstances that demonstrates the student has overcome barriers to school success will also be considered. The emphasis will be on financial need and the ability to overcome challenges and barriers.
Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of each award. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Recipients will reflect the diversity of the applicant pool.
SAI will select finalists and potential recipients. SAI Dream Award Leadership Team will confirm recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students who are not previous recipients may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified of their status in late April. Recipients will be notified in June. Not all semifinalists will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America will process payments in one installment in August.
If selected as a recipient, award amounts will be up to $10,000 each, and will be granted in the following categories:
Awards are renewable up to three additional years or until a first bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of full-time enrollment, satisfactory academic performance, and availability of funding.
A deferral of up to one year may be granted for any reason. Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
If selected as a semifinalist, the following documents will need to be uploaded:
Additionally, if selected as a semifinalist, an online recommendation will need to be completed by a teacher, counselor, or work supervisor.