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Student Loan Relief Scholarship Contest

SoFi and the ABA are awarding THREE deserving ABA Members a life-changing opportunity by paying off a portion of his/her student debt! With student loan debt now reaching upwards of $1.5 trillion in the U.S., there’s never been a better way to help our valued ABA Members. Please answer the question: “How would an ABA/SoFi Student Loan Relief Scholarship impact your world?” in 500 words or less.

All entrants will be evaluated by a panel of judges. If selected, finalists will be asked to provide additional information, at which point their applications will be judged by a panel comprising of ABA Members and staff. The panel will select one grand prize winner and two runners-up. Enter yourself today or click here share the contest. Deadline: February 29th, 2020.




1st Runner-Up


2nd Runner-Up

Entrants Must

  • be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry
  • have completed college (no longer enrolled)
  • be a legal U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • have student loan debt
  • be in repayment status
  • be a current American Bar Association member
  • submit an essay

For the complete list of requirements please see the official contest rules.


Step 1 of 3 - Entrant Information:

Important Application Note: Applicants must be a member of the American Bar Association (Lawyer Member or Affiliated Professional) to be eligible for this Contest.

ABA Member ID Number: *
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Full Name: *
Street Address: *
City, State, Zip Code: *
Cell Phone: *
Email Address: *
Current Employer: *
Current Job Position: *
Work Email:
Work Phone:
Are you a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident? *
Are you at least 21 years old? *

Step 2 of 3 - Essay:

Please answer the question: “How would an ABA/SoFi Student Loan Relief Scholarship impact your world?” 500 words max *

Total Word Count:

Step 3 of 3 - Supplemental Questions:

The following Questions 1-3 apply to the student loan(s) that you seek a scholarship for:

1. Is any part of the student loan currently enrolled in any forgiveness program, whether Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) or any other comparable forgiveness program? *
2. Is any of the student loan currently in forbearance? *
3. Do you expect any of your loans to be discharged, forgiven or otherwise cancelled in the next 5 years? *
4. Have you been subject to any disciplinary actions or proceedings since you were admitted to the practice of law? *
5. Is any member of your immediate family or household a director, officer or employee of the ABA or SoFi? *
6. How much is your outstanding student debt? *
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, please include a short explanation
* I have read and agree to the offical contest rules and understand the contest terms and conditions
By entering this Contest and signing this Entry Form, I certify that I have read and will comply with the Official Rules of this Contest (available here). I understand that I am responsible for all taxes associated with a scholarship and neither ABA nor SoFi will contribute any money to the payment of any taxes associated with the scholarship. I understand that all scholarships will be paid directly to my student loan holder. I certify that all of the information contained in this Entry Form, the Essay and any supplemental information sent in support of my Entry Form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY (except ABA membership) . See full rules for additional eligibility requirements. Ends 2/29/20. Contest Official Rules



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