Sleep Scholarships and College Financial Aid Help

Every year, more than $2.9 billion in college financial aid goes unclaimed by eligible student recipients. Many scholarships today are geared toward specific candidates, including those who struggle with sleep-related issues. Below, you will find more than $500,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. Some of these awards target sleep-deprived individuals, while others are available to students pursuing degrees in sleep science and other areas of psychology and mental health.

In order to provide the best sleep-related scholarship list possible, we’ve selected awards with few restrictions that are available to the largest pool of applicants. In addition to our field-specific listings, we’ve also included a section for scholarships aimed at underrepresented student groups such as women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, students earning degrees in women’s health, and people with disabilities. All scholarships listed are still valid, though some are currently closed and will re-open the application process for the 2018 academic year. Each entry features application requirements, deadlines, contact information and other important details.

Additionally, you may be eligible for Pell grants and other forms of federal financial aid, as well; you can learn more about your eligibility for federal aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to check the financial aid office at the colleges and universities where you are applying to learn about institutional aid opportunities, as well.

Eligibility Criteria: 
  • You must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application.
  • You must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • You must currently be enrolled (or enroll no later than Fall 2024) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education.