Syracuse University

Catching The Dream Scholarship


  • TITLE: Catching The Dream Scholarship

  • SPONSOR: Catching The Dream

  • ELIGIBILITY: Students must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, and be an enrolled member of a U. S. tribe. "U. S. tribe" is defined as federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated. Students must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U. S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited. Study must be at the college level, and can range from bachelor's degrees to postdoctoral study. Applicants must have excellent grades, high ACT or SAT scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to their Indian community. Student applying to any of these three programs are required to apply for all other sources of funding which is a minimum of forty (40), write a comprehensive essay about themselves and their plans,, and provide proof of high school completion, college admission, and tribal enrollment. "All other sources" includes federal financial aid, tribal scholarships, private scholarships, loans, and grants. The search for scholarships must be exhaustive, using the Internet, printed scholarship directories, and identification of scholarships in the student's local community.

  • AMOUNT: Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 per academic year. Scholarships are awarded on merit and on the basis of the students we feel will most likely improve the lives of Indian people.

  • DEADLINE: March 15th for Summer Semester, April 15th.for Fall Semester, and September 15th for Spring Semester


  • ADDITIONAL INFO:Catching the Dream operates three scholarship programs: MESBEC program, NALE program, TBM program.Applicants should contact CTD by phone or e-mail before they Subject line: Scholarship Application Request; Phone: (505)262-2351 ext. 116