SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

Head to school with a $500 scholarship.

The 14th annual SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes is underway. If you’re a high school senior or college undergrad, you can enter for a chance to win one of the $500 awards – it’s free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA level or financial need.*

What it is:

  • A $500 scholarship sweepstakes.

When it’s happening:

  • Entries will be accepted starting on September 10, 2018. 
  • The first drawing will occur on or about October 29, 2018. 
  • Subsequent drawings are approximately every two weeks thereafter until on or about May 13, 2019. See the drawing schedule below.

View this year’s winners so far! 

Who can enter:

Entrants must -

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 13 years of age or older 
  • Have a permanent residence in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia (D.C.) 
  • Provide proof of enrollment for the fall of 2019 in a U.S. Department of Education Title IV eligible 2 or 4 year public or private college or university located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.)

More details:

  • Scholarship check will be payable to the winner's college of attendance.
  • Read the Official Rules for the 2018–2019 Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes.

Drawing Schedule

Drawing Winners Selected Randomly On Or About:
1 10/29/2018
2 11/13/2018
3 11/26/2018
4 12/10/2018
5 12/24/2018
6 1/7/2019
7 1/21/2019
8 2/4/2019
9 2/19/2019
10 3/4/2019
11 3/18/2019
12 4/1/2019
13 4/15/2019
14 4/29/2019
15 5/13/2019

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Important Information

Before applying for a private student loan, SunTrust recommends comparing all financial aid alternatives including grants, scholarships, and both federal and private student loans. View and compare the available features of SunTrust private student loans.

Union Federal is a federally registered trademark of Cognition Financial Corporation used by SunTrust Bank under license. The Union Federal Private Student Loan is funded by SunTrust Bank and is not offered in connection with any other lender or the federal government. Cognition Financial Corporation is not an affiliate of SunTrust Bank.

Certain restrictions and limitations may apply. SunTrust Bank reserves the right to change or discontinue these programs without notice. These loan programs are subject to approval under the SunTrust credit policy and other criteria and may not be available in certain jurisdictions.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to U.S. Citizens or permanent U.S. residents, who are 13 years of age or older, and have a permanent address in AL, AR, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, or D.C. at the time of entry, who are, during the 2018-19 school year, either high school seniors or undergraduate college students, planning to enroll in and attend, as verified by SunTrust with the college or university, in the fall of 2019, a U.S. Dept. of Education Title IV eligible 2 or 4 year public or private college or university located in one of the 50 United States or D.C. To enter, visit Begins on 9/10/2018 at 12:00:01 P.M. EDT and ends on 5/10/2019 at 11:59:59 A.M. EDT. Sponsor: SunTrust Banks, Inc., 303 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. 

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