In 2016-17, scholarships and grants covered 35 percent of what families spent on college.
In 2016, we gave out almost $500,000 through scholarships, contests, and sweepstakes.
Scholarships can be that missing piece of the puzzle that helps students get to their dream school—which is why we offer our own scholarships and can help you find others with our free Scholarship Search tool.
Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program
In 2017, the scholarship program’s second year, our employees dedicated themselves to raise money and
help send a new group of high school juniors and seniors to college. We awarded five inspiring students
with a $25,000 scholarship.
Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students
We asked current and future graduate students to creatively tell us about their journey to graduate or
professional school for an opportunity to receive a $20,000 scholarship.
Learn more about the Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students
Together with hip-hop artist Dee-1, we asked customers to share how college has had a positive impact
on their lives. One deserving winner received up to $10,000 to help pay down their student loan.
See the winner’s story
Make College Happen ChallengeSM
We asked high school students to creatively answer one key question: How do you plan to pay for college?
Last year, over 1,000 students took the challenge and ten talented winners were awarded with money
Meet the winners
The $1,000 Monthly Sweepstakes
When students register for our free college planning tools—Scholarship Search and the College Planning CalculatorSM—they can enter for a chance to win. We draw one name every month to receive $1,000 for college.
Register for a chance to win
Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour
Hip-hop artist Dee-1 hit the road with us for year two of the Knowledge for College Tour. At each stop, he issued a personal challenge to high school students to “make college a part of their mission,” and lucky students in the audience won $5,000 scholarships for college.
Learn more about the tour