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If you meet the eligibility criteria, please complete the scholarship application.

Application instructions

  1. Access the University of Phoenix/National Retail Federation Dream BIG Scholarship online application.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the online application, including the essays.
  3. Review your application before submitting.
  4. Print a copy of the submitted application for your records.
  5. If you are under 21 years of age, you must submit supplemental materials (see below)

Applicants under 21 years of age (only)

If you are under 21 years of age, you must print out, sign and upload a copy of the scholarship terms and conditions and release form. Follow the instructions below.

  1. Print a hard copy of the University of Phoenix Terms & Conditions  and the Apollo Group, Inc. Consent and Release Form.
  2. You and your parent or legal guardian must complete both forms. 
  3. Scan and upload both completed forms to the online application (“Online Application Acknowledgment” section).
    If you do not have the means to scan and upload documents, you must fax your completed forms to 480-375-9547. Make sure to submit your complete online application before faxing your forms. E-mail if you require assistance.

Important Dates

A complete application and supporting documentation must be received before the first 1,000 Qualified Applications that meet the defined eligibility criteria have been received or before April 8, 2014, whichever comes first. Applications received after the designated deadline will not be considered. No exceptions.

Award Date:
The scholarship committee will determine the recipients of the scholarship by the award date of July 31, 2014. You will be notified via email by award date regarding the status of the scholarship. You will receive a notification email regardless if you were selected as a recipient or not.

Please be advised that it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit a complete application, which must be received on or before the deadline date as set forth above. The scholarship committee accepts no responsibility for incomplete applications, applications not in proper form, lost applications, or any other submission. No exceptions.

For any additional information, please e-mail

Scholarship information

The Dream BIG scholarship program has closed for 2014. If you’d like more information about the program, submit your details, and we’ll email you when new information is available.