Imagine America High School Scholarships


What are the criteria?

Only graduating high school seniors or recent high school graduates who meet the following recommended guidelines should apply:

  • Likelihood of successful completion of postsecondary education
  • High school grade point average of 2.5 or greater
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated voluntary community service during senior year

What is the deadline?

Recent high school graduates have until December 31 to apply. High school graduates of the next year can start applying on January 1.

How do I apply?

Students may apply for the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program online.  Click here and choose the college you are enrolling in.  Next you will need to select your high school.   If your high school is not enrolled, please see the next questions.  After selecting your high school, you will be presented with a short application form to complete. Review your completed application form making sure all your information is correct. To submit your application, select “Send Your Application.”  

All Imagine America applicants will need to complete the Financial Planning Made Simple video tutorial in order to receive your award letter and certificate.   You will need your application id to log in, click here to log in.

What if my high school is not listed?

Counselors may enroll their high school by emailing studentservices@imagine-america.org with the following information or by completing our online form.

School Name:   
School Mailing Address (including city, state & zip):   
School Phone Number:   
Counselor's\Administrator's Name:
Counselor's\Administrator's Email:   
Counselor's\Administrator's Extension or Phone: 

Please allow up to 48 business hours (2 full business days) for the information to be appear on online application.  Once the information submitted has been verified and added to the application, you may resubmit your application.           

What if the counselor listed is not my counselor?

Your counselor must contact the Imagine America Foundation by emailing us at studentservices@imagine-america.org with the following information.

School Name:   
School Mailing Address (including city, state & zip):   
School Phone Number:   
Counselor's\Administrator's Name:
Counselor's\Administrator's Email:   
Counselor's\Administrator's Extension or Phone: 

How do I change or update the information on my application?

This information must be changed manually by an Imagine America Foundation staff member.  Please email your changes to studentservices@imagine-america.org.

Can I still apply if I am home schooled?

Yes, however homeschooled or GED students will need to provide an alternate organization and contact for reference. The organization should be licensed, incorporated or otherwise verifiable.

Examples of alternate contacts include

  • Local Home-School Association Member
  • Local High School Representative
  • GED Test Center Representative
  • Youth Activities Group Leader
  • Minister/Religious School Leader

The representative from the organization should submit the following information to studentservices@imagine-america.org

  • Representative’s Name & Title\Position,
  • Name of Organization,
  • Organization’s Mailing Address (including city, state & zip)
  • Organization’s Telephone Number,
  • Representative’s Telephone number (if different), and
  • Representative’s email address (preferably at organization if available)

This information can also be submitted online via the following link: http://www.imagine-america.org/enroll-updateschoolinformation

What colleges participate?

More than 550 career colleges nationwide and in Puerto Rico participate in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program.  Search for a college here.