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The application and required items must be emailed or mailed and postmarked by April 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm CST.

Dreams over Disaster Scholarship

The Dreams over Disaster Scholarship recognizes high achieving Phi Theta Kappa members attending colleges who have been financially impacted by a FEMA declared natural disaster to their home residence. This program is sponsored by Wilmington College of Ohio, Follett Higher Education Group and Sodexo and will award two students with full-tuition, fees, room & board, and free textbook rental scholarships for four consecutive semesters to attend Wilmington College of Ohio. This scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters, contingent upon the recipient maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment at Wilmington College. Recipients will be provided with community service or work-study or work grant opportunities at Wilmington College.

The application and required items must be emailed or mailed and postmarked by April 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm CST. Late applications will not be accepted. Your completed application and required items must be submitted to the address below. Applicants selected as semifinalists will be required to submit additional documentation as outlined below. Dreams over Disaster Scholars will be notified via email and letter immediately after the judging process is complete in May 2017. Scholarships will be disbursed beginning Fall 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Phi Theta Kappa membership is required.
  • Enrollment in a public or private regionally accredited college in an associates degree program.
  • Must graduate with an Associates in Arts or Associates in Science Degree before transferring in Fall 2017.
  • Currently enrolled full-time in an associates degree program with the intention of transferring to Wilmington College with full-time enrollment in Fall 2017.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. Developmental or remedial coursework should be removed from the GPA calculation.
  • US Citizens & International students are eligible. International students must have valid I-20 documentation.
  • Must live or have lived in a zip code included in an area recognized as a FEMA national disaster area during the last calendar year, be eligible for individual assistance and provide proof of FEMA documentation.
  • Must be pursuing your first associates degree and must not hold any previous degree.

Semifinalist Requirements

  • Complete and submit an application for admission to Wilmington College for Fall 2017 enrollment.
  • Submit official transcripts to Wilmington College from all colleges attended prior to transferring.
  • Complete a required FAFSA (not applicable to international students).
  • International students will be required to submit a copy of your I-20 documentation.
  • Proof of transportation to and from your residence to Wilmington College.

Submit Application Materials to Phi Theta Kappa by April 15, 2017 at 5pm CST:

Mail: Phi Theta Kappa
Scholarship Operations
1625 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211

Questions? Contact Phi Theta Kappa’s Scholarship Operations Department at or call 601.987.5741.