LendEDU Scholarship for Fall 2018 | Deadline: October 19th, 2018

About Our Scholarship

College is expensive. The rising costs of higher education has made it difficult for college students and families to afford an education. At LendEDU, we help students find financial aid, scholarships, and student loans. While our primary business is student loans, we try to help all of our students find other sources of funding before using student loan debt. Unlike student loans, scholarship awards do not need to be paid back. Scholarships are free money and can go a long way when used correctly.

We are excited to offer our very own scholarship this upcoming Fall. The LendEDU Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. Our scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU Scholarship can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The LendEDU Scholarship will be awarded to 2 students this Fall.

Who is Eligible?

The LendEDU Scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students.

Please see the eligibility criteria below:

  • Must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student
  • ​Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college

How to Apply

At LendEDU, we stress the importance of students considering their future when choosing colleges to attend and managing money during their time on campus. To apply for the LendEDU Scholarship, you must answer the following simple question in 750 words or less. You can fill out the form below to submit your essay.

"With more people taking on student loan debt to pay for college and with record high default rates, what do you think can be done to improve the financial literacy of our nation's young adults to help this problem?"

As college becomes more expensive, more students and their families are forced to take on student loan debt to fund their education. Many students, however, receive little personal finance education in high school and college and end up struggling when it comes time to start student loan repayment. This often leads to defaults and other struggles that can have implications that last a lifetime. What do you plan to do during college and after graduation to get yourself started on the right financial footing as a young adult?

Important Dates

  • Application Opens - May 9th, 2017
  • Application Closes - October 19th, 2018
  • Winners Selected - October 26th, 2018
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Past Winners

Spring 2018

Elizabeth & Patrycja

Learn more about Elizabeth & Patrycja here

Fall 2017

Allie & Noah

Learn more about Allie and Noah here

Spring 2017

Natalie & Celine

Learn more about Natalie and Celine here

Fall 2016

Paula & Chelsea

Learn more about Paula and Chelsea here

Spring 2016

Chris & Sarah

LendEDU Scholarship winner

Learn more about Chris and Sarah here