General Scholarships

Student Loan Hero $1K Scholarship
Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award two (2) $1,000 scholarships each semester to help alleviate educational costs.

Who Qualifies / Criteria
All applicants must be actively enrolled (at least part-time) in a college/university

How to Apply / Guidelines
To enter, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) answering one of the following

  • What financial challenges have you overcome growing up?
  • How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your future financial goals?
  • How will you manage your money both during and after college to make smart financial decisions?

Fall Semester

  • Opens: July 1
  • Deadline: Aug. 15
  • Winner Contacted: Aug. 30

Spring Semester

  • Opens: Nov. 15
  • Deadline: Jan. 1
  • Winner Contacted: Jan. 15

Final winners will be selected by our team and contacted via the email address provided.
The Student Loan Hero Scholarship contest is subject to the complete Official Rules available here:
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The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation's website lists all scholarships offered by The Foundation. Students can apply online, or download the Common Scholarship Application which allows them to apply for over 60 different scholarships using one application and submitting one set of materials.

Also, The Foundation’s website provides students with access to hundreds of local, regional, and national scholarship and financial aid websites. The website includes a Scholarship Seekers' Tool Kit, a valuable online resource providing important information about how to prepare for an interview; the importance of test scores; the taxability of scholarships; the best time to apply for financial aid, etc. Visit us online at

As the costs of attending college continue to increase, the need for scholarships becomes even greater. To learn more about The Foundation's Community Scholarship Program or to establish a scholarship fund, please call (619) 235-2300 or email

National University receives scholarship funds from Nelnet, an education and career planning resource. Please visit to begin the scholarship application process.