The GoFundMe Scholarship

Start a GoFundMe and you could win a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for books, a new laptop, study abroad, or any other college expenses. 

Students have raised over $50 million on GoFundMe to help pay for college expenses.

Start a campaign

Tell us your story and how you will use the college funds you raise.

Share with family and friends

Let aunts and uncles, teachers and mentors, family friends, and your extended network know about your campaign.

Accept donations

You will receive debt-free funds towards your college education via direct deposit or check. 

What Is the GoFundMe Scholarship?

The GoFundMe Scholarship will award one current or incoming college student $1,000 to help pay for books, a new laptop, study abroad expenses, or any other college supplies.


Start a GoFundMe between now and March 31, include the hashtag #SpringScholarship in your campaign description, raise at least $500, and you’ll be eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship. See the official rules here. U.S. participants only.


How Are the Scholarships Selected?

If your campaign is eligible, it will be reviewed by GoFundMe. The one winning campaign will be selected by a GoFundMe selection committee and announced in April. 


How Do I Make Sure My GoFundMe Raises Money? 

Check out our College Fundraising Toolkit for FAQs, tips, and more info on how to set up a successful GoFundMe. 

What is GoFundMe?

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