Completing the Dream Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,500. About: Launched in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Sallie Mae Fund’s Completing the Dream Scholarship Program awards a one-time scholarship of up to $2,500 to help diverse students from historically underserved communities complete their post-secondary education. By 2024, the program will award nearly 800 scholarships totaling $1.95 million. Applicants must be in good academic standing, but at risk of not returning to or graduating/completing due to an outstanding financial need, and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial aid crisis. To qualify, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be a diverse candidate (including gender, disability, race, ethnicity, or belonging to an underserved community), be enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited two- or four-year colleges or universities, or vocational/technical certificate/certification program, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, and demonstrate leadership qualities and good moral character. The program is open to students who plan on completing their degree or program by the end of Spring 2023 semester.
Eligible Grade Levels: Technical School Student, Vocational Student, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior
Eligible Majors: All majors
Residency Requirement: No residency requirement
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Deadline: June 28, 2024 Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.

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