The "Dare to Dream...Expect to Succeed" National College Scholarship Program
When Brainstorm was initially started, its founders were determined to do more than simply market top-of-the-line educational products. Their commitment was to design a program that would give back, on an ongoing basis, to the communities where they worked and lived. This was realized through the implementation of the "Dare to Dream...Expect to Succeed" national scholarship competition.
What Students Do
Participating students describe a personal dream and how they hope to attain it, utilizing any form of creative expression. Previous winning entries have included videos, collages, models, essays, photos, and paintings that expressed the winners' dreams.
Winners Every Quarter
Each quarter, one top prizewinner from across the nation receives a college scholarship. Other students win computers with a library of educational software titles. Still other children receive software packages.
Schools & Teachers Win Too
Each scholarship winner’s school receives computers and software, and teachers can win valuable prizes as well. To learn more about how schools and teachers can enter class projects, click here.
Reinforcing the philosophy of the importance of parental involvement in education, BrainstormUSA's "Dare to Dream...Expect to Succeed" program requires parents to write their own statements of support for their children, and to outline how they plan to assist them in reaching their goals. A parental statement must be included with each child’s entry in order for that entry to qualify.
How to Participate
To receive an entry form for the "Dare to Dream...Expect to Succeed" program, please call us at 1-800-595-5561 or 770-587-5880, download the form, or write to us at: BrainstormUSA, 8800 Roswell Rd. Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30350. Feel free to go to the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Entries can be submitted any time during the year. Judging is done on a quarterly basis. Please take a moment to read the rules and regulations to familiarize yourself with the program.