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Imagine America Scholarship Program
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The award-winning Imagine America scholarship program helps thousands of high school seniors each year to pursue a postsecondary career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States.

The leading national scholarship programs available for career education, Imagine America has met with immense praise since it was launched in 1998 by the Imagine America Foundation.

In its very first year, Imagine America was honored with the Award of Excellence by the American Society of Association Executives.

The following year, the Imagine America Foundation was one of just nine organizations from across the United States to be chosen for the American Society of Association Executives’ Summit Award which honors organizations that "propel America forward with innovative projects in education, skills training, standards-setting, business and social innovation, knowledge creation, citizenship and community service."

Imagine America has also received strong support from numerous prominent youth and education-focused organizations. General Colin Powell of America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth endorses the program.

Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico can select up to three graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship. Students must meet the standard admissions requirements of the participating career college to which they apply. In addition, the Imagine America Foundation offers the following four selection guidelines:

  • 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.

Helping students make great career choices!
Choosing your career is an important, often difficult, decision. But with the right information – and the right education – you can find the career that is right for you and get trained to succeed in your chosen career.
Imagine America’s Scholarship Program is here to help fund your education. We’re also here to help you Make the big decisions that affect your future success as a working professional.

Choose a Career
So many careers to choose from – where do I begin?
Right here! Click here for information that will help you choose the career that is best suited to you.

Pay for college
Another hurdle to overcome in your search for your future career is the cost of your education. It will not be cheap, but it is a worthwhile investment in your future. Imagine America’s Scholarship Program is here to help. Click here for information about the Imagine America Scholarship Program.

Military Award Program click here for more information!

Are you are an active duty member, honorably discharged or retired veteran of a United States military service branch? Whether you served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or National Guard, tuition assistance or education awards may be available for military students. You may be able to qualify for the Imagine America Military Award Program to help fund attendance at a participating career college.

The Imagine America Military Award Program offers tuition assistance for military students who decide to pursue career college training. If you are interested in receiving your training through a career college, the Military Award Program can help fund your education through financial aid and education awards.  The Imagine America Military Award Program is designed to help military servicepersons receive career education and make the transition from military to civilian life.

Imagine America's Military Award Program (MAP) is a national aid program that was established in 2004 by the Imagine America Foundation. This $1,000 career education award is available to any qualified active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veteran of a United States military service branch for attendance at a participating career college. This scholarship can help those with military service receive a career education and make the transition from military to civilian life.

About The Imagine America Foundation

The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarship, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $40 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military veterans attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America® programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development training.

For more information about the Imagine America Foundation’s programs, please visit

Online Application Process

Students can apply on line at, click on “Scholarship & Awards Program.” If you are a high school student click on “High School Students,” if you are military click on “Prospective Military Students.” Next click on “Apply,” and choose the career college you will be attending.  Note only hyperlinked schools participate in Imagine America programs. High school students will then be asked to choose their high school.  If a high school is not listed, please contact us at or 202.336.6800. The next step is to complete the short application form.  After submit has been clicked on the student will receive an application id. Students should retain this id to check on the status of their application.




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