LendUp Opportunity Scholarship

Who we are

Hey there! We're a socially responsible lending platform on a mission to provide anyone with a path to better financial health. We build technology, credit products and educational experiences for the 56% of Americans who are often shut out of mainstream banking because of poor credit and income volatility.

We are also an education company. Our free education courses have been taken over 2 million times! We encourage you to check them out to brush up on personal finance basics and learn more about LendUp.com and our mission.

Scholarship details

LendUp Opportunity Scholarship is our way to give back to the community and invest in future generations. In fact, promoting educational opportunity is in LendUp's DNA. We know from our time at college that school can be expensive, so we want to help you out with a scholarship.

We're looking for ambitious and outstanding students who have demonstrated future potential through helping their community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club, worked on an entrepreneurial project, or benefited your campus or community in some other way. Whatever it is, we'd love to hear about it!

Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the LendUp Opportunity Scholarship awards students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.


  • Any legal U.S. resident who is enrolled full time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional or trade school is eligible to apply.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a short piece of writing, that includes the following:

  • In 500 words or fewer, tell us about any interesting projects you've worked on, and how those projects have impacted your fellow student body or community. Please include links or references to any relevant materials that demonstrate your accomplishments.

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essay and application materials.

Winners for the LendUp Opportunity Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.