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Scholarships for high school students


The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for High School Seniors helps high school seniors from minority and other historically underserved communities attend college and other post-secondary learning institutions.

The scholarship application period is now closed. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, our scholarship partner, is reviewing the scholarship applications received for Fall 2021.

Learn about our high school scholarship program

Scholarships for current college students


Students in their final year of study, who are facing financial difficulties, may be awarded a one-time scholarship of up to $2,500 to help them complete their post-secondary education program.

The scholarship application period is now closed. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, our scholarship partner, is reviewing the scholarship applications received for Fall 2021.

Learn more about our scholarships for college students

Scholarships for graduate students


Our graduate scholarship program helps graduate and professional students from minority and other historically underserved communities reach their education goals.

Learn about our graduate scholarship program


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Scholarship Search

With our free Scholarship Search, you can access more than 6 million college scholarships, worth up to $30 billion.

Looking for money for grad school? Graduate School Scholarship Search connects you to 950,000 graduate scholarships, worth up to $1 billion.

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The $1,000 Monthly Sweepstakes

Students who register for our free college planning tools—Scholarship Search, Graduate School Scholarship Search, and the College Planning CalculatorSM—can enter for a chance to win our monthly sweepstakes. We draw one name every month to receive $1,000 for college.

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No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. See official rules at SallieMae.com/SweepstakesRules.