Before you get started, read this information first!
May 1, 2023 UPDATE:
The scholarship application is still open for several colleges. Steps 4-6 listed below should take no more than 3-5 hours for you to complete. The timeframe for those steps has been shorted from 4 weeks to 2.5 weeks. If your application confirms that you are eligible and there is a scholarship available for your college, you will be notified via email and text when you are able to move forward with Steps 4-6 to accept your scholarship.
1 | REGISTRATIONDuring the application period, you can click the My App button at the top of this page to get started. The Registration Form helps you determine if you are eligible.
2 | ONLINE APPLICATIONAfter you register, you will be logged into the Application Dashboard to complete online forms and upload copies of your FAFSA Student Aid Report and identification to verify your eligibility.
3 | APPLICATION REVIEWComplete your application by the nearest date listed below for the best chances of securing your place in the program. Your application will be reviewed by a member of our team within 4-6 weeks, and you'll be provided with information and instructions on next steps.
Complete your application by the nearest date listed here for the best chances of securing your place in the program. Your application will be reviewed by a member of our team within 4-6 weeks, and you’ll be provided with information and instructions on the next steps. Complete your application by the nearest date listed for the best chances of securing your place in the program. First come, first served, non-competitive, based on completed application date, only so many spots per college.
4 | PERSONAL FINANCE TRAININGIf you are eligible to continue, you will be contacted with instructions on next steps to login to the Earn to Learn Student Portal, where you will have one week to complete an online personal finance training course (estimated 3-6 hours). You must pass the course with a minimum score of 80% - don't worry, you'll be able to retake the post-tests.
5 | SAVINGS PLAN AND AGREEMENTWithin two weeks after your training, you will review and sign the Agreement, which will detail all about how the Earn to Learn scholarship works and get set up with your savings plan!
6 | OPEN YOUR MATCHED SAVINGS ACCOUNT (MSA)a. After you sign and submit the Agreement, you'll be provided with paperwork and instructions to open your matched savings account at one of Earn to Learn's partner financial institutions: Vantage West Credit Union, Hughes Federal Credit Union, or Fidelity. You will have one week to open your account and make your first deposit.
7 | WELCOME TO THE EARN TO LEARN COMMUNITYYou'll be off to a great start in reaching your annual savings goal of $500, participating in online webinars, have the opportunity to join a mentorship program, and get excited to receive your Earn to Learn scholarship next year!
From application to graduation, we will be there every step of the way to support you. If you have any questions on the application, please call 866-941-8660 or click the green "help" button on the bottom right-hand corner of the page.