SDL Scholarship September 2018
At SameDayLoans365, we understand there is little in this world that is more important than having access to education. Whereas education is important, we believe that learning to be financially responsible from a young age is one of the keys to living a happy life. Our website is dedicated to teaching people how to access and choose suitable credit products and services.

Because one of our primary missions is to be active members in our community, and because we feel that one of the best ways to support it is to invest in its future, by helping students reduce their higher education cost, we created our SDL Achievers Scholarship.

The Award

SameDayLoans365 is proud to announce the awarding of quarterly $500 scholarship to one winner in our SDL Achievers Scholarship 2018 Contest. The winning student will receive a one-time $500 lump scholarship to use towards education costs.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for our Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8.

How to Enter

To enter our contest, students must write a 750-word essay, or infographic on one of the following topics:

  • Top 3 Sincere Reasons Why I Didn’t Transform my Hobby Into a Business Untill Now
  • What Type of Financial Decisions Students Regret the Most
  • How to Overcome the Stress of Being a Student in Debt

After writing your essay, please send it to All essays must be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Info-graphics should be attached to an e-mail along with other required details.

Applicants must send their contact information, including name, address and phone number, along with their essay, or infographic.

Applicants must also provide proof of where they are currently attending college or where they plan to attend in the future. We require proof of this, but it’s important to remember that we will send the money to you.


Winners for the SDL Achievers Scholarship are selected Quarterly, with application submission deadlines on June 28, September 28, December 28, March 28.

The winners will be announced accordingly, on July 16, October 16, January 16, April 16.

Meet Our 2017 Winners!

Colleen McMahon
Colleen McMahon, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

“My name is Colleen, and I am currently a senior at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. I am majoring in accounting and will be graduating with my bachelor’s degree in May. I will be attending graduate school next year to obtain my Master of Science in Taxation. I have an internship at a public accounting firm this summer in their tax department, and I plan to work as a CPA once I graduate.”
Read Colleen’s essay here.
Meet Colleen on LinkedIn
Amanda Rivera, Calhoun Community College, Huntsville, AL.
“My name is Amanda Rivera. I’m 26 years old. I’m a wife and mom going back to school to become an elementary teacher. I enjoy reading, running, and binge-watching detective dramas. I hope to make the world a little bit better place by being a great teacher to many classrooms of kids. I’m taking all my classes online so I can work part-time and also keep up with my one-year-old. I hope to graduate with my AA in Summer 2018 and my BA in Spring 2020.”
Read Amanda’s essay here.
Ricardo Calderon
Ricardo Calderon, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
“Hello, my name is Ricardo Calderon. I have just transferred from DePaul and am working towards getting a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. I chose this particular field because I love the fact that you have to continue to learn the new material in this field. My current objective is to receive a job relating to Information technology while I do my school work so I can apply what I have learned. This year has been going well and I’m hoping to graduate by 2020.”
Read Ricardo’s essay here.

Meet Our Spring 2018 Winner!

Jason Jaime Montanez
Jason Jaime Montañez, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
“My name is Jason Montañez, and I am a twenty-year-old future freshman who will be attending the University of Arizona starting this Fall. I will be majoring in computer science and my graduation date will be in May 2022 (fingers crossed)! Some of my hobbies include gaming, building computers, and binge watching tv series. I will use this scholarship to continue my studies and do what I love most!”
Read Jason’s essay here.

…and Our Finalists!

Their essays were so surprisingly good, that we decided to support them by granting second prizes of $100 and $50! Congrats!
Danny Garcia
Danny Garcia, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.
“I am Danny Garcia, and I am currently a freshman Computer Science student at Illinois Institute of Technology. I intend on obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and plan on graduating by Spring 2021, or perhaps even sooner if I continue to take on extra courses! It is my goal to get into the technology field and develop amazing software for others to enjoy in the hopes of furthering the tech industry.”
Read Danny’s essay here.

Michael Patterson, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
“My name is Michael Patterson, I am studying mechanical engineering at Washington State University, and I am headed into my senior year in the fall. I will be graduating in May 2019, and eventually, hope to find a job working as a project manager or design engineer. I am currently trying to decide if I want to pursue a master’s degree in engineering management, although some of that depends on whether or not I can find a job after completing my bachelor’s degree. In my spare time, I enjoy running, swimming, hiking, cooking, and baking. I see a lot of connections between cooking and engineering design, and I think that is why I enjoy it so much.”
Read Michael’s essay here.

Clare McCullough
Clare McCullough, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
“Clare McCullough was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In her spare time, she volunteers, reads books, and is currently writing a science fiction novel. Clare is attending Marquette University for a bachelor’s in Political Science with a concentration in Political Economy and Public Policy. Asian Studies is her minor, and she has achieved an intermediate level of Mandarin Chinese as well as studied abroad in Beijing. Her anticipated graduation year will be the spring of 2019.”
Read Clare’s essay here.

Meet Our Summer 2018 Winner!

Jose Silva
Jose Silva, Culinary Institute LeNôtre, Houston, TX.
“Hi, my name is Jose Silva. I am graduating from Culinary Institute Lenôtre this year in August 2018. I will be receiving an Associates degree in Culinary Arts. I am a former Marine. I love experimenting with food and having people enjoy my unique creations. I one day hope to open up my authentic Mexican restaurant with a modern twist. Thank you so much!”
Read Jose’s essay here.
Meet Jose on Instagram

…and Our Finalists!

Their essays are worth sharing, and we decided to support them by granting second prizes of $100 and $50! Congrats!
Katelyn Ralston
Katelyn Ralston, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
“My name is Katelyn Ralston, and I’m going into neuroscience this fall at the University of Arizona. I’ll be graduating in 2022, but I plan on going back for my master’s and eventually getting my Ph.D. when the opportunity arises. For now, I’m just excited to be starting college, and hope I can make it through without too much debt!”
Read Katelyn’s essay here.

Owen Spencer Photo
Owen Spencer, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
“My name is Owen Spencer. I will be attending graduate school at the University of Arizona in the Fall of 2018 for My MPH in Health Services Administration. I will be going through a two-year program, and I am very excited that I have been awarded this prize. The money will be used for my schooling expenses.”
Read Owen’s essay here.

Meet Our Fall 2018 Winner!

John T. Sadler Photo
John Taylor Sadler, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.
“My name is John Taylor Sadler, and I am from Moore, Oklahoma. I’m a history major and fully intend on obtaining my Bachelor’s and Master’s in History, as well as my Ph.D. in United States history. My intended graduation date is 2021. I am a first-generation college student and a very ambitious one at that. I chose history as my major because when I thought about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I thought about what I love, not what’s going to make me the most money. My favorite era of U.S history is the Civil War and Reconstruction. This scholarship is allowing me to pursue my goals of being a college professor as well as an author.”
Read John’s essay here.

Meet John on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

…and Our Finalists!

Their essays are worth sharing, and we decided to support them by granting second prizes of $100 and $50! Congrats!
Justin Meza Photo
Justin Meza, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
” My name is Justin Meza. I am a sophomore philosophy major in a teaching credential program at an amazing school in Southern California. I will graduate with my credentials in May of 2021. My life has had many ups and downs, and I have always worked to push through these challenges. I love to experience life from all angles, even the challenging ones. I am so grateful that I have been blessed enough to attend an outstanding university and that I have come so far. I hope one day I will use my education and life experiences to encourage others. “
Read Justin’s essay here.

Kaleb Raymond Photo
Kaleb Raymond, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
“I am a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh working towards a bachelor’s degree in computer science. I expect to graduate in April of 2022, but ideally, I am planning on transferring or taking summer courses at a community college to get out sooner. My hobbies include programming, drawing, watching cartoons, and cooking, and above all, I’d like to become a professional animator.”
Read Kaleb’s essay here.

Official Rules

The Judgement Process
The executives at our company will serve as judges, and the essays will be judged based on grammar, style, uniqueness, and your understanding of the topic.
If You Win
When we choose the winner, we will attempt to contact them by e-mail for up to one week after our decision. If we are unable to contact the winner within one week, we will award the scholarship to the runner-up.

After we have contacted the winners by e-mail, they must send in their information within a week so that we can transfer the scholarship amount.

Once the winner has received the scholarship money, we would appreciate a picture, so show the world how awesome they are!

Why Some Applicants May be Disqualified

  • If you choose to write an essay, it must be at least 750 words.
  • Portions of the essay have been plagiarized.
  • The essay is off-topic.
  • The essay uses vulgarity or unprofessional language.
  • Poor spelling or grammar.

School Affiliation
We are not affiliated with any specific school. The school that you are planning on attending will have zero influence our decision.
Terms and Conditions

All applicants who submit their essays for the SDL Achievers Scholarship (heretofore referred to as “Scholarship”), agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • The competition is open to citizens and residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, and its territories.
  • The competition is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students who will be enrolled as full-time students in a 2- or 4- year public or private university in the United States or District of Columbia.
  • All entries that are not in compliance with the requirements mentioned on the Scholarship page will be disqualified.
  • Employees of Samedayloans365 (referred to as “the company” herein), including its divisions, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and their immediate family, including spouse, children, parents, and siblings are not eligible to enter the competition.
  • To enter the contest, the applicants must comply with all eligibility criteria mentioned on the Scholarship Program’s Page of our website
  • The communication between the applicant and the company will be conducted via email.
  • The company reserves the right to choose to not award the scholarship to the selected winner if said winner fails to confirm their acceptance of the scholarship by the date specified in the company’s message.
  • After choosing the winner and the finalists, the company will attempt to contact the applicant by e-mail, to request a confirmation of acceptance.
  • The company reserves the right to choose another winner and finalists if it receives a refusal to accept the scholarship from the initial winner.
  • The company reserves the right to change its decision to grant the scholarship to the initial winner and finalists, should the attempt to contact the winner by e-mail faile within the period specified in company’s message.
  • A Person may only win the Scholarship once at any given time.
  • Any successful applicant must show enrollment proof that they study, or have been accepted at an accredited university.
  • The scholarship can be paid into the winner’s bank account, or by other means, based on an agreement between the company and the applicant.
  • The final decision on how payment will be will be made by the company.
  • The company reserves the right not to award the scholarship if an agreement on how the payment will be made cannot be reached.
  • The winner and finalists of the scholarship will be asked to submit a photo, and a short bio.
  • All applicants grant the company permission to use the submitted materials on company’s site.
  • In case of winning the Scholarship, or in case of being selected as a finalist, the applicant grants the company permission to use their photo and the short biography on company’s site.
  • The scholarship program can be changed at any time by the company, including available scholarships, deadlines, requirements, award amounts or other program details.
  • The company reserves the right to answer by e-mail to all inquiries related to the scholarship program within 72 hours from the receipt of the message.
  • Complaints or inquiries regarding the Scholarship program can be sent to
  • The company charges no fees for the application process.
  • No purchase or payment is necessary.
  • Applicant’s personal information is confidential and will be treated in compliance with the company’s Privacy Policy.
  • The company will never ask for sensitive information like credit card number.
  • The company will not share phone numbers, addresses or other contact information shared by applicants with third parties.

We wish you Good Luck!

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