Catching the Dream

The mission of Catching the Dream (CTD), 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 Native American Indian students who are ¼ or more degree American Indian, and an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe. “U.S. Tribe” is defined as federally recognized, state recognized or terminated. All awards are based on merit, academic achievement and ambition. Students must attend a college or university on a full-­time basis, seeking a BA or higher. CTD does not fund students studying out of the country or attending non­-accredited institutions, vocational, technical institutions, distance learning or online programs. Catching the Dream scholarships are awarded for life. If you win, you will never have to apply again. However, if you are not selected for scholarship with CTD, you cannot apply again.