Completing the Dream Scholarship Program
The Sallie Mae Fund’s Completing the Dream Scholarship Program helps diverse students from historically underserved communities complete their post-secondary education.
Students on-track to complete their degree or continuous education program who are facing financial challenges may apply to receive a one-time scholarship of up to $2,500 to help complete their post-secondary education program.
Scholarship applications for AY 2022-23 are being accepted now through 5/31/23 or until all scholarship dollars have been awarded.
By 2024, we’ll award nearly 800 Completing the Dream Scholarships totaling $1.95 million, to help students from underserved communities complete their dream of higher education.
Students must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution or in a continuous education program
- Two-year Schools
- Four-year Schools
- Vocational/Technical Certificate/Certification Program
Anticipated completion of postsecondary education program in AY 2022-2023
Have an unpaid school balance up to $2,500
Current cumulative grade point average of
2.75 or higher
Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
Be a candidate from an underserved community or a diverse candidate, which may mean diverse in:
- Gender Race Ability Ethnicity
- Demonstrated leadership
- Demonstrated good moral character in all aspects of life, including personal, professional, educational, in your community, and online presence