The GoFundMe Scholarship

We’re giving $100,000 to make college dreams come true

Start a campaign and use #GFMScholarship

Join 1 million+ who have supported college campaigns on GoFundMe.

UPDATE: GoFundMe is now reviewing all campaigns that met the eligibility requirements during the promotion. Recipients will be contacted directly. Thanks to all who participated!



Announcing the GoFundMe Scholarship, which will award ten college or postgraduate students $10,000 each to help pay for tuition! To qualify for the chance to win the scholarship, an existing or newly created GoFundMe campaign must have the hashtag #gfmscholarship in the campaign description and raise money from at least ten unique donors.


Over the past several years, students, teachers, and parents are increasingly turning to GoFundMe to raise money for education expenses, including tuition. In fact, in the last two years, over $100 million has been raised on GoFundMe for education related campaigns, making it the fastest growing category on the platform. With the average college graduate in 2016 facing $37,172 in student loan debt—up 6% from last year—the need for help with education costs in this country is clear.


How Do Campaigns Qualify?


Step 1: Create a new GoFundMe campaign or update an existing campaign using the hashtag #GFMScholarship in the campaign description between September 21 and September 28.


Step 2: In the campaign description, tell the GoFundMe community why the student should receive a $10,000 grant for their college tuition. Focus on how the student has overcome obstacles, showed great character, and demonstrates academic promise. 


Step 3: Share the campaign on social media and raise money from ten unique donors.


Campaigns are eligible for the $10,000 scholarship if they are created by or for an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university in the United States. Eligible campaigns can be created by students, family members, friends, professors, or anyone who knows a student in need. Eligible campaigns must raise money from 10 unique donors.


How Are the Scholarships Selected?


If your campaign is eligible, it will be reviewed by GoFundMe. The ten campaigns will be selected by a GoFundMe selection committee and announced in October.

Please see the official contest rules here. U.S. participants only.


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“You are an inspiration to young people and have earned this opportunity. I look forward to hearing about your graduation story in a couple of years! Go get ’em!”

Andrea, $500 donor to a tuition campaign

What is GoFundMe?

GoFundMe is the world’s largest online fundraising platform, with more than $5B billion raised so far.
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