Thank you for applying for the Deserve Scholarship for International Students

Thank you for applying for the Deserve Scholarship for International Students


Scholarship recipients will be announced on or around Oct 19, 2018

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Deserve was founded by former international students, so we know what you’re going through. We are committed to providing international students access to the US financial system through scholarships and access to fair credit that will help you build your credit history in the U.S.

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Apr 23

Scholarship Application Open

Sep 30

Application Deadline

Oct 19

Scholarship Results Announced

Oct 31

Scholarship Disbursed

How to Enter

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Students studying in the U.S. on an F1, J1, or M1 visa during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Must be accepted to study or continuing to study at an eligible college or university.
  • Must submit a valid I-20 or DS-2019 form.
  • Must score in the top 15% on a standardized U.S. college entrance exam (SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT).
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA, or higher, or the equivalent from your prior studies.

How This Works

  • Recipients will be selected randomly from the pool of eligible applicants.
  • All scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis.
  • Five scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students and five scholarships will be awarded to graduate students.
  • All applicants are enrolled in a free financial literacy program.
  • No purchase or credit application required.

I am extremely honored to be a recipient of this scholarship. This scholarship relieves me from the burden of looking for a part-time job, and will allow me to focus on my academics. My dream is to be a professor in computer science, and this scholarship will help me work towards that goal, with renewed determination. Thank you, SelfScore, for your generosity.

Havan A. 
University: University of Washington
Major: Data Science

Past Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of our 2017/2018 International Student Scholarship


Alejandro D.

Chemical Engineering

Saem J.

Drexel University

Havan A.

University of Washington
Data Science

Emilie F.

UC Berkeley
Environmental Sciences

Stephanie M.

Northwestern University

Francesco F.

University of Miami

Maria A.

Mercer University
International Affairs

Harshdeep B.

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Xuzhe C.

University of Utah
Pre Med

Melanie L.

Duke University

Saurav S.

Nicholls State University

Bilgutei E.

San Francisco State University
Business Administration