Helping students access and complete higher education with scholarships

We believe opportunities to advance through higher learning should be open to everyone.

In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund, our charitable foundation, launched and expanded its scholarship programs to further promote diversity in higher education by helping students from under-resourced and underrepresented communities access and complete their post-secondary education. Since 2021, in partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund, we’ve awarded scholarships to nearly 900 students, collectively totaling $3 million.

Scholarships for high school students

Our high school scholarship program helps high school seniors attend college and other post-secondary learning institutions.

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Learn about our Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for high school seniors

Scholarships for current college students

Students on-track to complete their postsecondary education program, who are facing financial difficulties, may be awarded a one-time scholarship to help them complete their post-secondary education program. 

Scholarship applications are currently being accepted.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Valid 6/3/2024 at 12 p.m. ET–12/6/24 at 11:59 p.m. ET or until all scholarship dollars have been awarded. See Official Rules.

Learn more and apply

Scholarships for graduate students

Our graduate scholarship program helps graduate and professional students from under-resourced, underrepresented, and other historically underserved communities reach their education goals.

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Learn about our graduate scholarship program

More ways to get free money for school

Scholarship Search by Sallie

A FREE tool for students to easily search through hundreds of scholarships based on your background, major, state you live in, and more.

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You could win $2,000 for collegefootnote 1

Sallie Mae cares about providing you the resources needed to successfully navigate financing college. That's why we're offering you the opportunity to earn a $2,000 scholarship. We know that college is a big step forward in achieving your goals and we want to help you get there using all the tools Sallie Mae has to offer.footnote 1

Enter for a chance to win

footnote 1. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Ends 12/31/2024. See Official Rules.