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 “HELP! I Need More Money for School!” -- How to Find Outside Scholarships

What is an “outside scholarship?”

An outside scholarship is an award that comes from an “outside” agency that is not affiliated with the University or federal and state governments. Outside agencies include businesses, nonprofit organizations, civic and professional associations, community organizations, and even professional sports teams.

Sounds great! How can I get one?

Since outside scholarships come from the “outside,” they are largely the student’s responsibility. It is up to you to find, research, and apply for outside scholarships. Luckily, we’ve been doing some research to help get you started!  Please follow the weblinks below to apply for one of these great scholarship opportunities.


Current Outside Scholarship Opportunities:


Remote DBA Scholarship

Sponsor:  Remote DBA

Award Amount: $3,500

Details: For incoming and currently enrolled stuudents majoring in computer science or computer engineering. For more information, click here.

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2015


Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

Sponsor:  Mesothelioma Cancer Aliiance

Award Amount: $4,000

Details: For a student that has dealt with cancer, personally or within their family, in an effort to help further their education.  Applicants must be full time Undergraduate or Graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2015 (for the Fall 2015 semester) and December 1st, 2015 (for the Spring 2016 semester)


Tuition Free Scholarship to St. John's University (after completing Fontbonne degree)

Sponsor:  St. John's University

Award Amount: Full Tuition

Details: For a recent graduate of a Catholic college or university who would like to enroll in a Master's degree program at St. John's University in a teaching profession.  For more information, please email ronaynek@stjohns.edu or call 718-990-2304.

Application Deadline:  April 1st, 2015


Marketing Edge Scholarships

Sponsor:  Marketing Edge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to educating, developing, growing, and employing college students in the field of marketing.

Award Amount: Various Amounts Available

Details: For a currently enrolled student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrates an interest in pursuing careers in the marketing industry.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2015


Right Stuff Scholarship

Sponsor:  1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Award Amount:  $1,000

Details:For a current college student between the ages of 19-24, who is a member of 1st Financial Credit Union.  Must have competed their freshman year with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  April 17th, 2015


Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Sponsor:  The AmericanLegacy Foundation for outreach and health communications to reduce tobacco use among priority populations.

Award Amount:  $5,000

Details:For a student majoring in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts, or a related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  April 30th, 2015


Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

Sponsor:  Grasshopper

Award Amount: $5,000

Details: For a current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in the Spring, Summer, or Fall 2015 semester.  Open to Undergraduate and Graduate students.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2015


Kush Arora Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship

Sponsor:  Price Benowitz LLP

Award Amount:  $500

Details: The Kush Arora Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship is a great opportunity for students with an interest in criminal justice reform.  This is a general one-time scholarship for incoming college freshman and all undergraduate, community college, and graduate students. Eligibility criteria, application requirements, and an application cover sheet are all available by clicking the big Scholarship Badge at the bottom of this webpage.

Application Deadline:  May 1st, 2015


"Don't Text & Drive" Scholarship

Sponsor:  Bottaro Law Firm

Award Amount:  $1,000

Details: Must be enrolled at a college or university and planning to attend in the Fall of 2015.  200 word Essay required and agreement not to text and drive.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline:  May 1st, 2015


Bishop Charles P. Greco Graduate Fellowship

Sponsor: The Knights of Colombus Supreme Council

Award Amount:$2,000

Details: For a member or son/daughter of a member of the Knights of Colombus.  Student must be enrolled in a full-time Master's degree program designed for teachers of people with intellectual disabilities.  For more information, please click here.  

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2015


Jingle Contest

Sponsor: Wholesale Halloween Costumes

Award Amount:$500

Details: For a part-time or full-time student enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college.  Fore more information, please click here.

Application Deadline: May 5th, 2015


MCO Scholarship

Sponsor: scholarshipguidance.com

Award Amount: $500

Details: Available to all students in their last year of high school or a full-time freshman, sophomore, or junior in any field of study.  Student must be enrolled for the Fall 2015 semester.  For more information on how to apply, click here.

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2015


Veterans Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness Scholarship

Sponsor:  Mesothelioma.net

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: Students do not need to be related to a Veteran in order to win this scholarship. Must be a senior in High School or a Freshman/Sophomore in College.  Please click here for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2015


180 Medical Scholarship

Sponsor:  180 Medical, Inc.

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: For full-time Undergraduate or Graduate students enrolled in the Fall 2015 semester. Applicants must be under a physicians care for one of the following conditions: spina bifida, a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or an ostomy (urostomy, colostomy, or ileostomy).  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline:  June1, 2015


Disabled Veterans Scholarship

Sponsor:  Chicago Injury Center

Award Amount: $1,000, $500, and $250 awards

Details: For a disabled veteran enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate program.  Must provide proof of honorable discharge.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  June1, 2015


Tony Munter Whistleblower Attorney Transparency Scholarship

Sponsor:  Price Benowitz LLP

Award Amount: $500

Details: This scholarship is an opportunity for students who believe that transparency and accountability are critical virtues in either the private or the public sector.  This is a general one-time $500 scholarship for incoming college freshman and all undergraduate, community college, and law school students. Eligibility criteria include a 750-word essay on the importance of transparency and accountability in the student's current, desired, or future career. More details and an application cover sheet are available by clicking the scholarship button at the bottom of this webpage.

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2015


Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

Sponsor: scholarshipguidance.com

Award Amount: $500

Details: Available to all Graduate students in any field of study with a GPA of 2.5 or greater.  Student must be enrolled for the Fall 2015 semester.  For more information on how to apply, click here.

Application Deadline:  June 15, 2015


Van Sant's Veterans Educational Scholarship

Sponsor: Van Sant Law LLC

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: Applicant must be a veteran of the US Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge.  Missouri College Students are eligible.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  June 15, 2015


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Sponsor: Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: Available to all High School Juniors and Seniors as well as currently registered college or university students.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  June 15, 2015


Lifestyle Denistry Scholarship

Sponsor: Lifestyle Denistry

Award Amount: $500

Details: For undergraduate and graduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or greater. High School Seniors are also eligible. Student must be enrolled for the Fall 2015 semester. For more information on how to apply, click here.

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2015


Healthcare Scholarship 2015

Sponsor: MedicalAssistantDegrees.net

Award Amount: $500

Details: Open to Full Time current college students or students who will begin classes in 2015.  Must be enrolled in a Healthcare Program of study.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2015


The Bookoo Scholarship

Sponsor: Bookoo.com is a family-owned and operated software company that does hyper-local classifieds. 

Award Amount:  $1,000

Details: For a student pursuing higher education.  Please visit this website for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadline:  This scholarship is available twice a year.  Next Application due July 1, 2015.


Goedeker's Appliances Annual Book Scholarship

Sponsor:  Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. Goedeker's sells an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at their showroom location.

Award Amount: $100 - $500

Details: Available to all Undergraduate and Graduate students in any field of study.  Student must be enrolled in the Spring 2015 semester or registered for the Fall 2015 semester.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2015


Goedeker's Appliances Public Service Scholarship

Sponsor:  Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. Goedeker's sells an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at their showroom location.

Award Amount: $100 - $500

Details: Available only to government employees and their families.  Student must be enrolled in the Spring 2015 semester or registered for the Fall 2015 semester.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2015


A Better Chicago Scholarship

Sponsor:  Chicago Line, a premier architectural and historical charter cruise company.

Award Amount: $2,000

Details: For and college student or incoming freshman with a 2.5 GPA or higher.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  August 1, 2015


Asbestos.com Scholarship

Sponsor:  The Mesothelioma Center is an organization dedicated to speading awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos.

Award Amount: $5,000

Details: For undergraduate and graduate students.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  August 20, 2015 for next Fall


Clubs of America Scholarship

Sponsor:  Clubs of America, a monthly gift club company.

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: For current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline:  August 31, 2015


Karman Healthcare Scholarship

Sponsor: Karman Healthcare

Award Amount: Opportunity to earn two $500 scholarships per year

Details: The Karman Healthcare Scholarship will be awarded to currently enrolled students who have excelled academically and have a regard for disability awareness in America.  Open to all university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis. Visit the Karman Healthcare website for details on how to apply.

Application Deadline: September 1st, 2015


Customer Bloom's 2015 Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: Customer Bloom

Award Amount: $1000

Details: For a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline:  November 28, 2015


Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship

Sponsor: InsuranceProviders.com

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: For a currently attending or planning to attend college student.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline:  December 1st, 2015


Flosum 2015 Scholarship

Sponsor: Flosum

Award Amount: $750

Details: For a student pursuing a degree in computer engineering, computer science or another technical discipline such as electrical engineering, physics or mathematics with an interest in the field of computer science.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2015


Eagle Scout Scholarship

Sponsor: National Society, Sons of the American Revolution (NSSR)

Award Amount: $10,000 (National Winner), $6,000 (runner-up), $4,000 (2nd runner-up)

Details: Open to all Eagle Scouts currently registered at an active unit that have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  December 31, 2015


Jan Egerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

Sponsor: Mesothelioma Help

Award Amount: Semesterly awards of $2,500 (1st place), $1,250 (2nd place), $750 (3rd place), and $500 (4th place).

Details: Open to Undergraduate and Graduate students currently enrolled at a college or university.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  Not yet Announced


Boling Rice Scholarship

Sponsor: Boling Rice, LLC

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: Open to current or incoming college students.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  Not yet Announced (estimated January 2016)


The Advocacy Training for Interns Program

Sponsor: PeopleClaim.com, an online dispute resolution service.

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: This a 3 month internship that also offers a scholarship.  Applicants must be studying law or pre-law.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  Not yet Announced


 

Click here to view some SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES you can use to search for additional opportunities!

 

(If you are an agency or business wishing to promote a scholarship on this webpage, please contact Sarah Sweet, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at ssweet@fontbonne.edu)