CREDIT SESAME SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Financial Literacy Scholarship

Apply now to put $2,500 towards your education

Credit Sesame’s mission is to empower people to take charge of their credit and loans and achieve their financial goals.


In support of this mission, we want to promote financial literacy for students. Credit Sesame is proud to offer the Financial Literacy Scholarship for students interested in building a sound financial future.

Application Details


To apply, students must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the online scholarship application by the deadline listed below.

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Credit Sesame will select two scholarship recipients during the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Each scholarship period, Credit Sesame will select one (1) individual who demonstrates a passion for financial literacy to receive a $2,500 scholarship toward their higher education tuition.

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In addition to the check awarded to the recipient’s college or university, the recipient will receive two free subscriptions to Credit Sesame’s Platform Protection product (one for the recipient and one to share with someone who is also passionate about their financial future).

All applicants for the Financial Literacy Scholarship must meet all of the following eligibility requirements to apply:
  • Must be entering or enrolled as a full time student at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States. See Official Rules.
  • Open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional students with at least one full academic year remaining in their relevant program.
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Open to students from all states.
  • Must have an overall average Grade Point Average (“GPA”) of 3.0 at the time the application is submitted.
  • Scholarship recipient must provide both enrollment and unofficial transcript verification.
  • All application questions must be answered fully.
  • Essay must be written in English only.
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The Financial Literacy Scholarship is not limited to any particular major. We encourage learning across all disciplines. If you’re passionate about learning about and enhancing your personal finance, then we want to hear from you!
For Official Rules click here

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$2,500 Financial Literacy Scholarship Application

Credit Sesame will select two Scholarship recipients during the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Applications for the first Scholarship round and must be received by 11:59 PM PST on October 30, 2019. Applications received after this deadline will automatically be applied to the next deadline, April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified within sixty (60) days of the application deadline.


FAQ

, . How many scholarships are awarded? What is the size of the scholarship award?

For each application period (two per year), Credit Sesame will award one (1) individual passionate about financial literacy with a $2,500 scholarship toward their higher educational tuition. In addition to the check awarded to the recipient’s college or university, the recipient will receive two free subscriptions to Credit Sesame’s Platform Protection product (one for the recipient and one to share with someone who is also passionate about their financial future).

, . How are award recipients selected?

Ideal recipients are those who are seriously committed to learning and passionate about financial literacy. Applications will be judged based on the following criteria: GPA, written communication skills, commitment to financial literacy, personal credit management, academic ability, and overall application strength.

, . When will the recipient be chosen and notified?

The recipient of the scholarship will be notified via email/phone within sixty (60) days of the application deadline.

, . What is the application deadline?

Credit Sesame will select two Scholarship recipients during the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Applications will open at 11:59 PM PST on April 18, 2019 for the first Scholarship round and must be received by 11:59 PM PST on October 30, 2019. Applications received after this deadline will automatically be applied to the next deadline, April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.

, . How is the scholarship award distributed?

Once the recipient has been selected and verified, a check will be sent to the recipient’s academic institution. No scholarship monies will be awarded directly to the student. Please see Official Rules.

About Credit Sesame

Credit Sesame is the leading personal credit management platform. Our mission is to help consumers make smart credit decisions and achieve their financial goals. We provide free tools that allow our users to access, understand, improve, leverage and protect their credit, all in one place. Since launching in 2010, Credit Sesame has helped millions of consumers find better financial products and do more with their credit score. We provide the resources to help consumers improve their credit scores, which in turn helps them get better loan rates. The average consumer looks for a loan three times a year, and we want to help them select the most financially advantageous products. This process often starts with access to the free credit score Credit Sesame provides to its members.

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