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What if we told you there was a way to get free money from a bank to help pay for your college expenses? No, you won’t have to wear a mask or risk getting a criminal record — we’re talking about bank-sponsored scholarships! Several banking institutions offer scholarships to students to help pay for educational costs, such as tuition, books, room and board, lab fees, and more. In short, banks could pay YOU to go to college. All you have to do for the chance to win is apply! We’ve compiled a list of these bank-sponsored scholarships right here in our directory to help start your search for free money for college or grad school. For even more awards, register today for a free Unigo and receive a personalized list of scholarships created just for you.

Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes

The Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes is available for U.S. students who are 18 years of age or older. To apply, applicants must register an account with Sallie Mae.

Total: $1000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  September 30
2019

Because College is Expensive Scholarship

This scholarship contest is available for undergraduate students in the United States. Applicants may generate additional entries by liking the contest on Facebook and/or submitting a review of a GMAT practice and study program.

Total: $500 Awards:  12
Deadline:  September 30
2019

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to enroll full time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university, as well as current undergraduate students.

Total: $20000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 25
2019

MPOWER Financing's Global Citizen Scholarship

This scholarship is available for international students who are currently enrolled in an MPOWER partner college or university within the United States. To apply, students must complete an online application and submit an essay of up to 1,000 characters in length.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 15
2019

"Better than a Loan" Scholarship

The Lendza "Better than a Loan" scholarship is available for current undergraduate students in the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older. To apply, students must submit a completed application, an essay, and must submit a Tweet in response to the question posed in the scholarship application.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

The Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who have been diagnosed with a disability. Financial need and academic achievement will be factors in consideration for this award.

Total: $2500 Awards:  25
Deadline:  December 06

Stonegate Bank Community Service Award and Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Hillsborough County Florida who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, financial need, and a demonstrated commitment to community service.

Total: $5 Awards:  1000
Deadline:  January 31

Tri Counties Bank Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Butte, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties of California. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $1500 Awards:  38
Deadline:  March 13

Cecile Meyer Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Scholarship for Lincoln Northeast High School

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of Lancaster County, Nebraska and will graduate from Lincoln Northeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. Students must demonstrate an interest in business through class choice, work experience or extracurricular activities; plan to attend a public or private Nebraska four-year college or university; and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1200 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 15

Vantage West Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who are attending or plan to attend a postsecondary institution in Arizona. The student or his/her parent/legal guardian must be a member of Vantage West Credit Union.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 08

La Unidad Latina Mpowering Estudiantes Latinoamericanos Scholarship

This award is available for Latin American citizens who have completed at least two years in an undergraduate program or are currently enrolled in a graduate program at one of MPOWER's partner universities. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 15

La Unidad Latina Mpowering DACA Students Scholarship Program

This award is available for DACA-eligible students who have completed at least two years in an undergraduate program or are currently enrolled in a graduate program at one of MPOWER's partner universities. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 15