Private Awards & Outside Scholarships

It is important that students research outside sources of financial aid whether it be civic organizations, corporations, or within their high school. The websites listed below give a snapshot of requirements, contact information, and scholarship amounts. Although these sites are recommended, we ask that students use their own discretion when sharing any personal information. 

The Office of Financial Assistance recommends the following scholarship search websites:

  • Best Colleges - scholarship searches by demographic and major 
  • GoodCall - resource for students with disabilities 
  • MoneyGeek - resource for homeless and/or low income students 

Outside scholarships available to SHU students:

 

No Deadline

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

  • $1,000 maximum award

Requirements

  • Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who have experienced unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school
  • Applicant must be an honorably-discharged veteran or a spouse of a disabled veteran who has served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service
  • Applicant must use any military education benefits for which they are eligible
  • Applicant must submit a FAFSA and be determined PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information

April Deadline 

CariD Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a creative photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry such as: your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. 
  • More information

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

  • Up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for 4 years)
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a high school junior or senior OR a college freshman from the United States
  • More information 

May Deadline

AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by May 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must enroll in 2017/2018 academic year 
  • Applicant must major in one the following fields: business, marketing, or communications
  • Applicant must submit a 500-700 word essay
  • Applicant must submit a video essay (3 minutes maximum) 
  • More information

Azazie Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by May 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must write 500-800 word essay on the following topic: How would technology influence the fashion industry in the future?
  • Applicant must be attending SHU during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • More information

FindTutorsNearMe.com Scholarship 

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements


Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship Program

  • $7,500 Award
  • Apply by May 5, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be majoring in a healthcare related field and entering their 3rd or 4th year (of a 4-year program) in the Fall of 2017
  • Applicant must submit essay of no more than 500 words on the following: 
    • Who are you? What are your interests?
    • What are your reasons for pursuing a career in healthcare?
    • How would this scholarship help you to achieve your career goals?
  • More information

Millar & Mixon 3rd Annual Teen Safety Scholarship

  • $500-$2,000 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 600-word essay on why smartphone technology can be great or destructive for young drivers
  • More information

The Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program

  • Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000
  • Apply by May 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Applicant must be majoring in one of the following: Engineering, Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and other related STEM majors with the intention of pursuing a career in industry 
  • More information

Yost Legal Group College Scholarship Essay Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by May 31, 2017 

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on the following topic: How Adversity Has Affected Your Life
  • More information

June Deadline

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by June 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) discussing their alignment with one of the Autolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

 Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by June 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be pursuing a health or science degree and have an interest in pursuing a career in health care 
  • Applicant must submit 750-1,000 word essay on the following topic: What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today and what ideas would you put into place to help address them? 
  • More information

July Deadline 

The American Home Design Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by July 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on: What are three core values you believe a business should maintain to ensure the highest level of customer service is achieved?
  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in business, management, marketing, or a related field
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • More information

MedEvac Children's Scholarship Fund 

  • $5,000 Award
  • Apply by July 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Applicant must submit a 300-word essay 
  • Applicant must be a dependent of an air or ground medical transport crew-member or patient that lost their life or were seriously injured in an air medical accident (includes: parents, step-parents, legal guardians, & grandparents) 
  • More information
  • Application 

September Deadline

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) discussing their alignment with one of the Autolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

 

Connecticut Domestic Violence 2017 Legislation Reform Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must exhibit an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

October Deadline

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by October 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on your experience of community service and what giving back to your community means to you 
  • More information

November Deadline 

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by November 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree related to mental health
  • Applicant must submit a 500-600 word essay or a 3-5 minute YouTube video on a given topic
  • More information

December Deadline 

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by December 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) discussing their alignment with one of the Autolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

January Deadline 

The Matinée Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by January 5, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 250-500 word essay on the following topic: How does video enhance the user experience on a webpage? Discuss your ideas on the subject with regard to the user experience and level of engagement. You may want to discuss the benefits for non-English speaking audiences, and for users with learning difficulties. What are the benefits of hearing information, as opposed to reading information on a screen?
  • More information

 

No Deadline

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

  • $1,000 maximum award

Requirements

  • Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who have experienced unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school
  • Applicant must be an honorably-discharged veteran or a spouse of a disabled veteran who has served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service
  • Applicant must use any military education benefits for which they are eligible
  • Applicant must submit a FAFSA and be determined PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information

April Deadline

CariD Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a creative photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry such as: your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. 
  • More information

May Deadline

AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by May 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must enroll in 2017/2018 academic year 
  • Applicant must major in one the following fields: business, marketing, or communications
  • Applicant must submit a 500-700 word essay
  • Applicant must submit a video essay (3 minutes maximum) 
  • More information

Azazie Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by May 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must write 500-800 word essay on the following topic: How would technology influence the fashion industry in the future?
  • Applicant must be attending SHU during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • More information

FindTutorsNearMe.com Scholarship 

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements


Millar & Mixon 3rd Annual Teen Safety Scholarship

  • $500-$2,000 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 600-word essay on why smartphone technology can be great or destructive for young drivers
  • More information

Yost Legal Group College Scholarship Essay Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by May 31, 2017 

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on the following topic: How Adversity Has Affected Your Life
  • More information

June Deadline 

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by June 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) discussing their alignment with one of the Autolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

July Deadline 

The American Home Design Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by July 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on: What are three core values you believe a business should maintain to ensure the highest level of customer service is achieved?
  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in business, management, marketing, or a related field
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • More information

MedEvac Children's Scholarship Fund 

  • $5,000 Award
  • Apply by July 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Applicant must submit a 300-word essay 
  • Applicant must be a dependent of an air or ground medical transport crew-member or patient that lost their life or were seriously injured in an air medical accident (includes: parents, step-parents, legal guardians, & grandparents) 
  • More information
  • Application 

September Deadline

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) discussing their alignment with one of the Autolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

 

Connecticut Domestic Violence 2017 Legislation Reform Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must exhibit an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

October Deadline

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by October 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on your experience of community service and what giving back to your community means to you 
  • More information

November Deadline 

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by November 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree related to mental health
  • Applicant must submit a 500-600 word essay or a 3-5 minute YouTube video on a given topic
  • More information

December Deadline 

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by December 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) discussing their alignment with one of the Autolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

January Deadline 

The Matinée Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by January 5, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 250-500 word essay on the following topic: How does video enhance the user experience on a webpage? Discuss your ideas on the subject with regard to the user experience and level of engagement. You may want to discuss the benefits for non-English speaking audiences, and for users with learning difficulties. What are the benefits of hearing information, as opposed to reading information on a screen?
  • More information

 

Various Deadlines

Go Grad - scholarships for students with disabilities 

Discover Business - scholarships for MBA students 

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

  • $1,000 maximum award

Requirements

  • Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who have experienced unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school
  • Applicant must be an honorably-discharged veteran or a spouse of a disabled veteran who has served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service
  • Applicant must use any military education benefits for which they are eligible
  • Applicant must submit a FAFSA and be determined PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

April Deadline

CariD Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a creative photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry such as: your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. 
  • More information

June Deadline

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by June 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) discussing their alignment with one of the Autolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

 

Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by June 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be pursuing a health or science degree and have an interest in pursuing a career in health care 
  • Applicant must submit 750-1,000 word essay on the following topic: What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today and what ideas would you put into place to help address them? 
  • More information

July Deadline 

MedEvac Children's Scholarship Fund 

  • $5,000 Award
  • Apply by July 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Applicant must submit a 300-word essay 
  • Applicant must be a dependent of an air or ground medical transport crew-member or patient that lost their life or were seriously injured in an air medical accident (includes: parents, step-parents, legal guardians & grandparents) 
  • More information
  • Application 

September Deadline

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) discussing their alignment with one of the Autolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

 

Connecticut Domestic Violence 2017 Legislation Reform Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must exhibit an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

October Deadline

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by October 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on your experience of community service and what giving back to your community means to you 
  • More information

November Deadline 

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by November 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree related to mental health
  • Applicant must submit a 500-600 word essay or a 3-5 minute YouTube video on a given topic
  • More information

December Deadline 

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by December 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250-words max) discussing their alignment with one of the Autolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

January Deadline 

The Matinée Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by January 5, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 250-500 word essay on the following topic: How does video enhance the user experience on a webpage? Discuss your ideas on the subject with regard to the user experience and level of engagement. You may want to discuss the benefits for non-English speaking audiences, and for users with learning difficulties. What are the benefits of hearing information, as opposed to reading information on a screen?
  • More information

 

Various Deadlines 

Accredited Schools Online - Nursing Scholarships

Johnson & Johnson the Campaign for Nursing's Future

Nursing License Map: Scholarships and Financial Aid 

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

  • $1,000 maximum award

Requirements

  • Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who have experienced unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school
  • Applicant must be an honorably-discharged veteran or a spouse of a disabled veteran who has served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service
  • Applicant must use any military education benefits for which they are eligible
  • Applicant must submit a FAFSA and be determined PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

April Deadline 

CariD Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a creative photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry such as: your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. 
  • More information

May Deadline

Millar & Mixon 3rd Annual Teen Safety Scholarship

  • $500-$2,000 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 600-word essay on why smartphone technology can be great or destructive for young drivers
  • More information

Yost Legal Group College Scholarship Essay Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by May 31, 2017 

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on the following topic: How Adversity Has Affected Your Life
  • More information

June Deadline

Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by June 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be pursuing a health or science degree and have an interest in pursuing a career in health care 
  • Applicant must submit 750-1,000 word essay on the following topic: What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today and what ideas would you put into place to help address them? 
  • More information

July Deadline 

MedEvac Children's Scholarship Fund 

  • $5,000 Award
  • Apply by July 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Applicant must submit a 300-word essay 
  • Applicant must be a dependent of an air or ground medical transport crew-member or patient that lost their life or were seriously injured in an air medical accident (includes: parents, step-parents, legal guardians & grandparents) 
  • More information
  • Application 

September Deadline

Connecticut Domestic Violence 2017 Legislation Reform Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must exhibit an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

October Deadline

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by October 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on your experience of community service and what giving back to your community means to you 
  • More information

November Deadline 

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by November 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree related to mental health
  • Applicant must submit a 500-600 word essay or a 3-5 minute YouTube video on a given topic
  • More information