Helping more minority and underserved students graduate
Graduating from higher education provides a clear pathway to opportunity, but minority students finish their degree programs at lower rates than their white peers.
College completion rate1
The benefits of completing higher education
College graduates receive more economic rewards throughout their lifetime, compared to those who leave school with no degree.
A scholarship to help students persist and succeed
To address lagging completion rates among minority students and other historically underserved communities, The Sallie Mae Fund has launched the Completing the Dream Scholarship Program, in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Over the next three years, we’ll award 780 Completing the Dream Scholarships totaling $1.95 million, helping more students complete their dream of higher education.
Scholarship Search is a free way to get access to more than 6 million scholarships worth up to $30 billion, including scholarships specifically for minority students. Register for Scholarship Search and enter for a chance to win $1,000 for college.3
Students who register for our free college planning tools—Scholarship Search, Graduate Scholarship Search, and the College Planning CalculatorSM—can enter for a chance to win our monthly sweepstakes. We draw one name every month to receive $1,000 for college.3