The Bridging the Dream Tour starring Dee-1


Hip-hop artist Dee-1 bridged his dream-he went to college and found his passion for music and teaching.

He just wrapped his third consecutive tour with us, where he spoke with students about the importance of going to college and also inspired counselors and community leaders to nominate students for a $25K Bridging the Dream Scholarship. The nomination window is closed and winners will be announced beginning in November 2018.

Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to know who the winners are!


Dee-1's planning-for-college tips

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Why go to college?

  • It's an investment in your future.
  • You'll have career options.
  • You'll meet new people and make connections you'll value the rest of your life.
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How to pay for college?

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Why a degree matters?

  • You can make more money if you have a college degree.
  • Earn the return on money you've spent. Remember, you'll have to repay student loans even if you don't graduate—and that will be much harder without a degree.

In 2016, Dee-1 and Sallie Mae teamed up for a successful tour in five states, giving away $95,000 for college, and inspiring more than 3,000 high school students. See Dee-1 in action.

I had a huge dream to graduate college and it changed my life forever. Now, I want to help inspire high school students to bridge their dreams and make college happen.


Search for college scholarships

Scholarship Search is the free way to get access to more than 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion. Register and you can enter for a chance to win $1,000 for college.footnote 1

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footnote Dee-1 is compensated by Sallie Mae for his involvement with the Bridging the Dream Tour; however, all views and opinions expressed by Dee-1 are solely his own.