The Award

The Scholarship offered by the Arizona Dream Scholars Program provides funding for:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Books
  • Room and Board

Dream Scholars receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1000 each year for up to four years) to help complete an undergraduate degree.


To be eligible to compete for the Arizona Dream Scholars Scholarship, an individual must:

  • Graduate from high school this academic year (between 12/1/15 and 8/31/16)
  • Earn a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5
  • Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at a public or private college or university (start date no later than 9/30/16)
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to the ideals of great world leaders through participation and leadership in school and community activities

Scholars may begin their college career by entering into either a 2-or 4-year accredited college/university, as long as they stay on track to complete an undergraduate degree program.

There is no residency requirement to apply.

Scholarship Timeline

  • Application process closes Monday, November 16, 2015
  • Semifinalists will be interviewed on Friday, December 11 or Saturday, December 12, 2015

Selection Process

Completing the Dream Scholar application is the first step. To apply, visit www.azdreambuilder.org/apply. All submitted applications will be reviewed and semifinalists selected. Semifinalists may be asked to provide additional documentation. An independent selection committee will meet to select the ADBF Dream Scholars.

Scholar Support

To contact the ADBF, send an email to admin@azdreambuilder.org, or call (480) 744-6293.

In addition to the Arizona Dream Builder Foundation Board of Directors, the Arizona Dream Dinner is supported by our numerous sponsors.

Sponsors include:

  • Maricopa Community Colleges District
  • Southwest Gas
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
  • DP Electric
  • University Mechanical
  • Zwillinger, Greek, and Zwillinger
  • Engelman Berger
  • Wells Fargo Bank