Oportun is a mission-driven, fintech that puts its 2.1 million member’s financial goals within reach. With intelligent borrowing, savings, and budgeting capabilities, Oportun empower members with confidence to build a better financial future. As part of its commitment to the communities it serves, it initiated an Oportun Scholarship program providing $2,000 in scholarships to help up to 11 California students pay for their college tuition.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the Oportun Scholarship Program must:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to 11 awards will be granted.
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in late May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Oportun. Payment is made in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants pursuing a non-medical STEM or finance-related degree.
Assuming there are qualified applicants, the diversity of the recipient pool will reflect the diversity of the applicant pool.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Oportun play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.