Completing the Dream Scholarship Program

To help students who are facing financial challenges successfully complete their post-secondary education, The Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of Sallie Mae® — in partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund — is offering $650,000 in scholarships for academic year 2022-23 as part of its Completing the Dream Scholarship Program. According to “How America Completes College,” students who attend college but do not complete are more likely to be first-generation college students, minority students, and those from lower-income households. To assist these students, The Sallie Mae Fund’s Completing the Dream Scholarship Program provides up to $2,500 to cover unforeseen emergencies or financial needs that could impact completion. Last year, we awarded 267 scholarships and nearly 70% of recipients were enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

To be eligible, students must be on track to complete their program in academic year 2022-2023 and be in good academic standing. Students attending two- or four-year colleges, as well as career training programs and other post-secondary education programs, are eligible to apply.

The application window is open today and until all scholarship funds are awarded, or until May 31, 2023.

The Completing the Dream Scholarship Program is part of a $3 million commitment made by The Sallie Mae Fund to open doors for students from all backgrounds pursuing higher education, including undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as career training and professional certificate programs.

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