Earnest Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate and Graduate USA Students 2020

The Earnest Scholarship Fund is now available for the 2020-2021 academic year. The fund is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (including DACA students). Earnest awards $5,000 to 50 undergrad and grad students for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Earnest is a technology-enabled fintech lender in San Francisco that offers low-cost lending to financially accountable people, and allow them to personalize their repayment plan to fit their needs.


  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
  • Degree Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Fields: Any
  • Place of Study: USA
  • Nationality: USA students
  • Number of Scholarships: 50
  • Value: $5,000 for each successful student
  • Mode of Study: Full time


  • Applicants must be enrolled, or soon be enrolled, as a full-time student at a Title IV accredited, not for profit U.S. college or university for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • There are no minimum GPA, residency, or major requirements to apply!
  • Applicants can be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (including DACA students).


The submission of an essay answering one of the following questions:

  • How will your college education help you achieve your goals?
  • How has your education contributed to who you are today?

Essays should be 800–1,000 words and submitted as a PDF, DOCX, or DOC.


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