Catching The Dream Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,750

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Friday
Awarded By:

Catching The Dream

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards varies annually, but in previous years has been 50.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be at least one-fourth degree American Indian and an enrolled member of a federally-recognized, state-recognized, or terminated tribe.
  3. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll on a full-time basis at an accredited college/university seeking a B.A. degree or higher.
  4. Must be a high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate and graduate award.
  5. Must be planning to major in one of the following fields: math, engineering, science (includes all medical fields), business, education, computers, finance, management, economics, banking, and hotel management.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen. CTD does not fund students studying out of the country or attending non-accredited institutions, vocational, technical institutions, distance learning or online programs.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is intended for American Indian students of any age, from any U.S. tribe, within any state, striving to get an education. Applicants must plan to major in one of the following fields: math, engineering, science (includes all medical fields), business, education, computers, finance, management, economics, banking, and hotel management.

Application requirements for the Catching The Dream Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter (3)
  • Official Transcript
  • Other materials as detailed on application
Additional Information: CTD's objective is to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. This supplemental award is intended to help American Indian students of any age, from any U.S. tribe, within any state, striving to get an education. All awards are based on merit, academic achievement and ambition. Because this is a supplemental aid program, applicants are required to apply for all other sources of funding for which they are eligible; this includes applying for campus-based aid. CTD strongly recommends that applicants search thoroughly for other sources of funding. Please note: If a student applies for the CTD Scholarship and is not selected, he/she cannot apply again.

Award Amount: Awards are based on CTD's projected income. Previous awards have been $500 to $5,000 per year of undergraduate study or graduate study. CTD does not place a limit on the number of terms/semesters for funding. Continuing students (those who are currently funded by CTD) do not have to reapply. Instead, they will automatically receive a scholarship renewal form that must be completed by June 1 for each year they are in school.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,750.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Applications are available online on the Catching the Dream (CTD) website or by contacting CTD using the information listed. Deadlines are as follows: March 15 for the summer semester; April 30 for the fall semester; and Sept. 15 for the spring semester. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following materials in the order listed here: financial needs analysis (his/her financial aid officer must submit the original); a copy of his/her or his/her parents' 1040 federal tax form for the previous year; a CIB (certificate of Indian blood) that shows his/her blood quantum; copies of applications and responses for all other sources of funding for which he/she is eligible, including campus-based aid; an essay explaining his/her goals in life, college plans, and career plans (the student should consult the essay outline in the application for specifics); three letters of recommendation; official transcripts for all previous schools attended (graduate applicants do not have to submit a high school transcript); a copy of standardized test scores; a DD214 form, if military; a copy of his/her letter of admission; and a 2" x 3" photograph (head and shoulders only). An outline for recommenders to follow when writing their letters of recommendation is included in the application. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to CTD by the recommender, or sent by the student in sealed envelopes with his/her application packet. The application and all supporting materials should be submitted on 8.5" x 11" paper; the pages should not be bound in any way. The application package should be mailed to the address provided and must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Mary
Address: 8200 Mountain Road NE Suite 203 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

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