Questions and Answers

Q: What kind of project can I enter?
A: Any technique is applicable, including collages, paintings, three-dimensional models, videos and poems. The important thing is to show originality, craftsmanship and intent.
Q: Do older students have an advantage?
A: No. Judges keep in consideration the finished product in relation to the age of the applicant. We've had winners ranging from the second grade all the way to high school.
Q: When is it too late to enter?
A: Never. Enter any time of the year. If an entry is received later in the quarter it will apply to the next quarter's selection.
Q: Do parents have to submit an entry as well?
A: Key to the project is the understanding that parents demonstrate support for their children's efforts. Parents can choose any medium to describe their support. They can write a letter, poems, film a video, or whatever they wish. Please remember that the judges review the parent's entry as well as that of the child.
Q: What happens if the parents forget to include their own entry?
A: Entries without the parent component will not be considered.
Q: Can I make multiple entries at the same time?
A: No. There is a limit of one project per quarter, per student. Projects already submitted cannot be re-entered. A Student can submit a new project for the same or different dream in a different quarter.
Q: Can I submit a project developed as a class project?
A: Yes. Many classroom and teachers have utilized "Dare to Dream...Expect to Succeed" as a class project to keep their students excited about their future careers and aspirations. We’ve even had several winners coming from the same school.
Q: Can my brother or sister submit a project too?
A: Yes.
Q: What happen to the scholarship money after I win?
A: Funds will be managed on behalf of the winner by an independent organization – Scholarship America.
If you have any other questions that are not included here, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to provide you with the answers.