Catching The Dream Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
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: The mission of Catching the Dream, founded in 1986, is to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people. We provide scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. We assist Indian schools in preparing students for success in college. 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.

Application requirements for the Catching The Dream Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Other materials as detailed on application
Additional Information:

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, September 15, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, September 15, 2023

All applications and supporting material must be filled out through a computer and submitted by the listed deadline. No incomplete/ late submissions will be accepted.
About Catching The Dream:
Contact Information: Mary, Scholarship and Awards Program
Address: 8200 Mountain Road NE Suite 203 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

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