You’re the hero of your college journey. You’re the hero of your college journey. You’re the hero of your college journey.
Hero Student Scholarship
$5,000/Year* until you graduate

Submissions for this year’s Hero Student Scholarship concluded on April 14, 2020. Check back later to meet the recipients.

This scholarship has expired.

Check out our current scholarships here.

*(for up to three years)

You’re the hero of your college journey.

To help you on what can be a challenging road, Course Hero is introducing the Hero Student Scholarship. You can be awarded $5,000/year until graduation. Yep, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Tell us your story. What challenges have you overcome? What dreams do you have? How have you persevered in the face of responsibilities and pressures to keep moving ahead toward your goals? How has Course Hero helped along the way?

This scholarship is administered by Scholarship America. They’ll let all applicants know about their award decisions by late June 2020. If you receive good news, a scholarship check will then be mailed directly to you. It will be made payable to your school, so it can be applied to your tuition.

(Please note: You’re eligible to receive this scholarship yearly for up to three years if you maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Your total scholarship award can be up to $15,000.)

Submissions for the Hero Student Scholarship wrapped on April 14, 2020, 3:00 PM CDT. Thank you to all students who applied. Your college journeys are heroic!

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students with a minimum of 24 credits (or equivalent) completed by the end of the current semester
  • Legally residing in the U.S.
  • Planning to enroll full-time for the entire upcoming academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school (or equivalent) in the U.S.
  • At least 18 years old as of the application submission date
  • Have a Course Hero account as of the application deadline date

(Please note: Nontraditional students are encouraged to apply)

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Academic performance, demonstrated leadership, and participation in school and community activities, and work experience
  • Statement of educational goals, aspirations, and objectives
  • Demonstrated perseverance in the face of challenges and unusual circumstances
  • Response to the following essay question: "How has using Course Hero helped/will help you reach your college and life goals?"

(Please note: Finalists may be asked to participate in a video interview as part of the selection process)

How to apply

  • Create a free Course Hero account now or by the application deadline if you don’t already have one
  • Click the "Apply Now" button on this page to be directed to the Scholarship America website, where you can start your application
  • Follow the instructions to create an account on the Scholarship America Hub, or to log in to an existing account
  • Select Hero Student Scholarship from the list of scholarships on the page
  • Complete the required fields on the application, upload the required documents, then lock and submit the application

Required documents

As part of your application, you’ll need to upload a current, complete school transcript. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display your name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and the term in which each course was taken.

Additional information

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to: [email protected]

Tel: (507) 931-0732

Legal terms and conditions

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHOLARSHIP OR RECEIVE THE AWARD. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING SELECTED. The Course Hero, Inc., Hero Student Scholarship Program (the "Scholarship") is sponsored by Course Hero, Inc. ("Course Hero").

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