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

In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund, our charitable foundation, launched scholarship programs to further promote diversity in higher education among minority students and other historically underserved communities. Working in partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund, we’ll award $3 million in scholarships over the next three years to help students achieve their dream of a post-secondary education.

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.

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 to help them complete their post-secondary education program.

Scholarship applications are open now

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Valid 8/5/21 at 12 p.m. ET–12/31/21 at 11:59 p.m. ET or until all scholarship dollars have been awarded. See Official Rules

Scholarships for graduate students

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

Scholarship applications are open now through October 25th.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Valid 9/13/21 at 12 p.m. ET – 10/25/21 at 12 p.m. ET.  See Official Rules.

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More ways to get scholarships and free money for school

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 Sweepstakes1

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.No purchase necessary.1

Register for a chance to win


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