Scholarship Contest

Our Mission

At SDL365 Financial Choice, 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 SDL365 Achievers Scholarship.

The Award

SameDayLoans365 is proud to announce the awarding of annually $500 scholarship to one winner in our SDL365 Achievers Scholarship 2021 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 submit an info-graphic on a topic of their interest related to practical ways to build trust around short-term lending;
  • Like and Share at least one of the SameDayLoans365 profiles on Twitter or Facebook.

After writing the essay, please send it using the form below. All essays or info-graphics must be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Please note that we will only accept applications submitted through the form below.

SDL365 Achievers Scholarship Application Form

Terms & Conditions

I have read and agree to the terms, conditions, and official rules at the bottom of this page. I verify that I am at least 18 years old or I am a parental guardian and my child is under the age of 18 and has my permission to apply for this scholarship.

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Winners for the SDL365 Achievers Scholarship are selected Annually, with application submission deadlines on June 28.

The winners will be announced accordingly on July 16.

About SDL365

SDL365 was founded based on our belief that everyone should have access to the money they need to handle sudden expenses and emergency financial situations, regardless of their credit. Our goal as a company is to become an excellent resource for short-term loans like payday loans, installment loans, bad credit loans and unsecured personal loans for any needs. We are creating a site that individuals can use for all of their short-term and long-term financial needs. While SDL365 features access to money, we strive to be known as an educational resource, where people can find answers to the most puzzling financial questions in order to improve their personal finances and feel more financially secure.

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.”

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.”

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.”

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!”

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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.”

Meet Our Fall 2018 Winner!

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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.”

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!
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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. “

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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.”

Meet Our Winter 2018 Winner!

Samantha Scheidler Winter SDL365 Achiever
Samantha Scheidler, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
“My name is Samantha Scheidler. I am a third-year college student studying at Michigan State University. I’m pursuing Speech and Language Pathology with a major in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I chose this career path because I love working with children and because I’ve always enjoyed the subject of English/writing. I hope to help people with speech or hearing disorders be able to communicate more effectively with others. I’m very excited to graduate in Fall of 2020 and see what the next chapter in my college career has in store for me!”
Read Samantha’s essay here.
Meet Samantha on Facebook and Instagram

…and Our Finalists!

We loved their essays a lot, and could not help to support them by granting second prizes of $100 and $50! Congrats!
Richard Chen - Winter SDL Achiever Finalist
Richard Chen, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

“My name is Richard Chen, and I will be pursuing a BA in Economics and the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania. In my free time, I like to play tennis and watch Netflix. I hope to graduate in 2023 and get involved in investment banking with a focus on healthcare industries. Thank you!”

Sydney Harmon Winter SDL Achiever Finalist Sydney Harmon, Kalamazoo, MI.
“My name is Sydney Harmon and I am currently a Junior at Western Michigan University. I am majoring in behavioral science, with a double minor in sociology and hearing processes. I will graduate with this degree in the Spring of 2020. After that, my goal is to continue straight into graduate school where I will obtain a Master’s degree in school psychology. My career goal is to become a school psychologist.”
Meet Sydney on Facebook

Meet Our Spring 2019 Winner!

Lily Warren - Spring 2019 Winner of the SDL365 Achiever Scholarship
Lily Warren, Westmond College, Santa Barbara, CA.

“My name is Lily Warren and will be an in-coming freshman at Westmont College in the fall of 2019. Currently, I plan to major in Business & Economics while obtaining minors in both music and Spanish. My long-term dream is to help fight the cycle of poverty in third-world countries through the power of entrepreneurship. I’m so excited to begin my college studies and to take concrete steps toward my career goals.”
Read Lily’s essay here.
Meet Lily on LinkedIn

…and Our Finalists!

This time we received and unexpectedly high number of very good essays, and we are also delighted to grant second prizes of $100 to the following Students! Congrats!
Amber Henning - Spring 2019 Finalist SDL365 Achiever
Amber Henning, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
“My name is Amber Henning. I am a first generation college student, and just recently received my Bachelors degree in Psycholgy. Growing up around addicts, we never had much money, which made the hopes of going to college pretty much impossible. After analyzing my past experiences, I decided that I wanted to take a different perspective. Instead of thinking “why did this happen to me?” I began to think “how can I grow from this and become a better person”. This altered mindset allowed me to gain confidence in myself and my abilities, which ultimately made those around me do the same. With their support, I was able to attend the University of Florida and get the education I had always dreamed of. Same Day Loans is yet another supporter. Because of them, and so many others, I am continuing my education at the University of Central Florida to study mental health counseling. I am excited for the journey ahead, and thankful for those who have helped make it possible.”
Meet Amber on Facebook and Instagram
Sabrina Masters - Spring 2019 Finalist SDL365 Achiever
Sabrina Masters, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL.
“My name is Sabrina Masters and I am 18 years old. I have been homeschooled my whole life and am excited to be attending Moody Bible Institute in the fall and majoring in Women’s Ministry. I have grown up serving in my church alongside my family, which is where my desire to go into ministry began. I am also looking forward to continuing to pursue my passion for music at Moody Bible Institute. I recently released my first album, “Make Us New” on iTunes, Spotify and anywhere there is music. I am excited to take advantage of the many opportunities Moody gives me to serve others!”

Meet Our Summer 2019 Winner!

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Tessa Borego, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

“My name is Tessa Borrego, and I recently graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in English Literature. Currently, I am enrolled in a Master’s-in-Teaching graduate program so I can pass along my passion for the community. I love reading, writing, and spending time with my family. In my free time, I also am a volunteer GED instructor, helping give those brave enough to go back for education the skills to do so.

I am incredibly excited to become an educator and craft classes with student needs in mind, including literature that reflects their own experiences, advocating for more personal budgeting classes, and making sure each student feels safe and heard. I’m grateful for any and all scholarships I get, as each one gets me closer to my goal of graduating debt-free!”

Read Tessa’s essay here.

…and Our Finalists!

It was pretty difficult to choose a winner this time as well, as there were plenty of very good essays. We couldn’t help to grant second prizes of $100 to the following Students.
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KeyShawn Phillips, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
“My name is KeyShawn Phillips and I am a sophomore at Georgia State University. I am a mathematics major with a concentration in actuarial science and I also have a minor in French. I am a part of the Honors college at GSU and I’m also working four part-time jobs while also being a full time student at Georgia State.”

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Hannah Dixon, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
“My name is Hannah Dixon, and I am working toward a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in English. I’m excited to return to my studies after a year-and-a-half break spent serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Poland. I am beyond grateful for this financial help and for all the people cheering me on through the college experience.”

Meet Our Fall 2019 Winner!

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Christopher Grych, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago.
“Hiya! I’m Chris. I’m a 25-year-old student studying Game Design and Programming at Columbia College Chicago. I chose to pursue game development because I love working with others to push the boundaries of interactive media for creative expression while also putting a smile on the player’s face. My hope is to produce games that bring at least a little bit of joy to as many people as possible.”
Read Christopher’s essay here.

…and Our Finalist!

Our Jury find out one more outstanding essay that deserves a reward. We are especially pleased to grant second prize of $100 to Jesse Larson.
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Jesse Larson, Perry Technical Institute, Yakima, Washington.
“My name is Jesse Larson and I’m 26 years old. I will be attending Perry Technical Institute this fall in their instrumentation and industrial automation program which will allow me to support my wife and future family. In my free time I enjoy drawing vintage Disney characters, making delicious coffee with latte art, playing sports, and volunteering in my church’s youth ministry as a mentor and musician.”

Meet Our Winter 2019 Winner!

Meet Raquel Baugh the Winter 2019 SDL365 Scholarship Achiever

Raquel Baugh, Western Governors University.

“My name is Raquel Baugh, and I am a marketing management professional in the nonprofit industry, recently enrolled in the undergraduate program for Marketing Management at Western Governors University (WGU).

My business experience dates back to my days as a Business Development Manager for a well-known performance-based marketing company. I pursued and negotiated distribution partnerships through the creation of financial and marketing models. Further honing my skills as a Land Acquisitions and Sales Manager for a post-secondary education company, I was able to gain experience in coordinating investor relations and contribute to the integral process of event planning and production. I also served as the Director of Public Relations for a commercial real estate brokerage firm based in Fort Myers.

Active in the community through my volunteerism and nonprofit management positions with several local charities.

The SDL365 Achievers Scholarship has given me this incredible opportunity to continue to advance my education both personally and professionally to best contribute to my community. Thank you so much!”

Read Raquel’s essay here.

Meet Raquel on LinkedIn and Twitter

Meet Our Summer 2020 Winner!

Meet Anthony Meyer the Winter 2019 SDL365 Scholarship Achiever

Anthony Meyer, The University of Mississippi.

“I’m Anthony Meyer and currently, I’m a student at the faculty of Journalism at the University of Mississippi. Considering that journalism is about storytelling, I don’t have any doubts that I’ve made the right decision when I’ve chosen this major. I dream not only to study journalism but experience it. And of course, right after finishing my studies, I will definitely follow the media path and join one of the most famous national media outlets, such as Fox News, USA TODAY, or even CBS.”

Read Anthony’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 on our decision.
Terms and Conditions

All applicants who submit their essays for the SDL365 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 essays on the topics that are quarterly announced on the Official Scholarship page must be submitted through the SDL365 Achievers Scholarship Application Form.
    • The communication between the applicant and the company will be conducted via email. In this regard, it is highly recommended to whitelist our email address: It would allow preventing income letters from reaching into the spam folder.
    • 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.



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