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. Often times obtaining scholarship details and applications are just a phone call away! Please be sensitive to deadlines for each application as well as additional paperwork that may be required. The websites listed below give a snapshot of requirements, contact information, and scholarship amounts. To receive more information please click on the links. 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:

Outside scholarships available to SHU students:

 

No Deadline

American Job Center, Southwest Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Workforce Investment Act (WIOA) Scholarships 

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton
  • Applicant must meet low income eligibility per the household size and income guidelines
  • More information

WyzAnt College Scholarship

  • Up to $10,000 Award
  • Applicant must submit 150-300 word essay 
  • More information

August Deadline

Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by August 24, 2016

Requirements


EverSpark Autism Awareness Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by August 30, 2016

Requirement

  • Must have been diagnosed with autism (of any form) OR are studying autism-related research at the University
  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Must submit 2-minute video OR 1,000 word essay on given topic
  • More information 

Harold & Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation, Inc. 

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by August 29, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in marketing OR be a U.S. Veteran (e.g. students that hold a Combat Infantry Badge, suffered a serious injury due to combat action, received a Purple Heart, served or continue to serve with honor and distinction, or were honorably discharged from military service)
  • More information

September Deadline

All for Mailers Student Scholarship 

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by March 15, 2016

Requirement


Bant.io Scholarship Program

  • $2,000 Award
  • Apply by September 30, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 500-word essay on: "How would you improve the existing email communication?"
  • More information 

Karman Mobility Disability Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Open to all students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis
  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information 

Knights of Columbus- Stamford Disabilities Scholarship

Founded in 1897, the St. Augustine Council of the Knights of Columbus in Stamford, Connecticut, is one of the oldest councils in America. Standing by their guiding principles of Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism, and Charity, Council #41 looks to give back to the local community by giving of its time, talent, and treasure.

  • $1,000 Award/Academic Year
  • Apply by Septemer 1, 2016

Scholarship Purpose: To provide financial assistance in the form of a one-time scholarship to a student from Fairfield County, Connecticut, with a demonstrated disability.

Criteria: Full-time undergraduate student attending Sacred Heart University. The awarded recipient will have a disability (physical, learning, or otherwise) as demonstrated and on-record with the Office of Special Services. The applicant should reside and/or have a home address in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Resident and Commuter students are eligible.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a 500-word essay outlining how this scholarship would benefit the student. Finalists may be asked to verify their disability with the Office of Special Learning Services.

Application Deadline: Rolling; applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. For full consideration of award for the entire academic year, please apply by 9/1/2016.

For further questions and to apply, contact Joel Quintong, Director of Residential Life, e-mail: quintongj@sacredheart.edu; phone: 203-416-3417.


MaxHome Scholarship 

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on the following question: In 2006, our team developed our mission statement “Everybody Happy” because we truly believe that we can make customers, employees, and vendors happy every day. What are three ways you believe technology will influence the future of customer service and satisfaction?
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in business, business management, advertising, marketing, or a related field
  • More information

October Deadline

J. Brandt Recognition College Scholarship 2016

  • $500 Award
  • October 5, 2016

Requirements

  • Must submit a 1,000+ word essay on the goals you want to achieve while at university
  • Must post a 3+ minute YouTube video about previous goals you have set and accomplished
  • More information

November Deadline 

ComputerScienceMajor.org - 'Road to the Future' Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Applicant must submit a 500-word essay on given topic
  • More information

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated passion for Internet Marketing
  • More information

LPNprograms.org Scholarship

  • $1000-2000 Awards
  • Apply by November 30, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be LPN or RN students
  • Applicant must submit 600-800 word essay
  • More information 

Start Standing Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 15, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 1,000-2,000 word essay on the following: 
    1. What are the lifelong health dangers of being sedentary throughout the day?
    2. How can college students add healthy movement throughout the day?
    3. What can office workers do to increase their activity levels throughout the day?
  • More information

ToBecomeATeacher.org - Becoming an Educator Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be engaged in a teaching educational program 
  • More information 

December Deadline

Animal Compassion Undergraduate Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply before December 30th, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must have plans to pursue graduate studies in veterinary medicine
  • Applicant must have a proven history of animal advocacy
  • More information

ChameleonJohn Scholarship

  • $3,000 Award
  • Apply by December 1, 2016

Requirements


ExakTime 

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by December 16, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 600-800 word essay
  • More information

Flosum’s 2016 Salesforce Developers Scholarship

  • $750 Award
  • Apply by December 15, 2016

Requirements

February 2017 Deadline 

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by February 28, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college
  • More information

April 2017 Deadline 

The Unique Builders & Development "Vision and Dreams" Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 500-650 word essay on: "Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years from Now?" 
  • Applicant must submit academic transcript and letter of recommendation 
  • More information

May 2017 Deadline

FindTutorsNearMe.com Scholarship 

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements

 

No Deadline

American Job Center, Southwest Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Workforce Investment Act (WIOA) Scholarships 

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton
  • Applicant must meet low income eligibility per the household size and income guidelines
  • More information

WyzAnt College Scholarship

  • Up to $10,000 Award
  • Applicant must submit 150-300 word essay 
  • More information

August Deadline 

Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by August 24, 2016

Requirements


EverSpark Autism Awareness Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by August 30, 2016

Requirement

  • Must have been diagnosed with autism (of any form) OR are studying autism-related research at the University
  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Must submit 2-minute video OR 1,000 word essay on given topic
  • More information 

Harold & Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation, Inc. 

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by August 29, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in marketing OR be a U.S. Veteran (e.g. students that hold a Combat Infantry Badge, suffered a serious injury due to combat action, received a Purple Heart, served or continue to serve with honor and distinction, or were honorably discharged from military service)
  • More information

September Deadline

All for Mailers Student Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by September 15, 2016

Requirement


Bant.io Scholarship Program

  • $2,000 Award
  • Apply by September 30, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 500-word essay on: "How would you improve the existing email communication?"
  • More information

Karman Mobility Disability Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Open to all students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis
  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information 

MaxHome Scholarship 

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on the following question: In 2006, our team developed our mission statement “Everybody Happy” because we truly believe that we can make customers, employees, and vendors happy every day. What are three ways you believe technology will influence the future of customer service and satisfaction?
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in business, business management, advertising, marketing, or a related field
  • More information

Tungsten Rings.com Scholarship Contest 

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 2, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must make a 5+ minute YouTube video on given topic
  • Applicant must submit 1,000-word essay
  • More information

October Deadline

J. Brandt Recognition College Scholarship 2016

  • $500 Award
  • October 5, 2016

Requirements

  • Must submit a 1,000+ word essay on the goals you want to achieve while at university
  • Must post a 3+ minute Youtube video about previous goals you have set and accomplished
  • More information

November Deadline 

ComputerScienceMajor.org - 'Road to the Future' Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirement

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Applicant must submit a 500-word essay on given topic
  • More information

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated passion for Internet Marketing
  • More information

Start Standing Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 15, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 1,000-2,000 word essay on the following: 
    1. What are the lifelong health dangers of being sedentary throughout the day?
    2. How can college students add healthy movement throughout the day?
    3. What can office workers do to increase their activity levels throughout the day?
  • More information

ToBecomeATeacher.org - Becoming an Educator Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be engaged in a teaching educational program 
  • More information 

December Deadline

ChameleonJohn Scholarship

  • $3,000 Award
  • Apply by December 1, 2016

Requirements


Flosum's 2016 Salesforce Developers Scholarship

  • $750 Award
  • Apply by December 15, 2016

Requirements


Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers' Annual Single Mother Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by December 5, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 500-word essay detailing how motherhood has prepared them for the challenges they encounter in school
  • More information

February 2017 Deadline 

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by February 28, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college
  • More information

April 2017 Deadline

The Unique Builders & Development "Vision and Dreams" Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 500-650 word essay on: "Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years from Now?" 
  • Applicant must submit academic transcript and letter of recommendation 
  • More information

May 2017 Deadline

FindTutorsNearMe.com Scholarship 

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements

 

No Deadline

Affordable Colleges Online

Go Grad

Discover Business


WyzAnt College Scholarship

  • Up to $10,000 Award
  • Applicant must submit 150-300 word essay 
  • More information

August Deadline

Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by August 24, 2016

Requirements


EverSpark Autism Awareness Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by August 30, 2016

Requirement

  • Must have been diagnosed with autism (of any form) OR are studying autism-related research at the University
  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Must submit 2-minute video OR 1,000 word essay on given topic
  • More information 

Harold & Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation, Inc. 

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by August 29, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in marketing OR be a U.S. Veteran (e.g. students that hold a Combat Infantry Badge, suffered a serious injury due to combat action, received a Purple Heart, served or continue to serve with honor and distinction, or were honorably discharged from military service)
  • More information

September Deadline 

All for Mailers Student Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by March 15, 2016

Requirement


Bant.io Scholarship Program

  • $2,000 Award
  • Apply by September 30, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 500-word essay on: "How would you improve the existing email communication?"
  • More information

Karman Mobility Disability Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Open to all students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis
  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information 

Tungsten Rings.com Scholarship Contest 

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 2, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must make a 5+ minute YouTube video on given topic
  • Applicant must submit 1,000-word essay
  • More information

October Deadline

J. Brandt Recognition College Scholarship 2016

  • $500 Award
  • October 5, 2016

Requirements

  • Must submit a 1,000+ word essay on the goals you want to achieve while at university
  • Must post a 3+ minute Youtube video about previous goals you have set and accomplished
  • More information

November Deadline 

ComputerScienceMajor.org - 'Road to the Future' Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by Novemeber 1, 2016

Requirement

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Applicant must submit a 500-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated passion for Internet Marketing
  • More information

ToBecomeATeacher.org - Becoming an Educator Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be engaged in a teaching educational program 
  • More information 

 

No Deadline

Accredited Schools Online – Nursing Scholarships


American Association of Colleges of Nursing


American Job Center, Southwest Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Workforce Investment Act (WIOA) Scholarships 

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton
  • Applicant must meet low income eligibility per the household size and income guidelines
  • More information

Johnson & Johnson the Campaign for Nursing's Future


MetroWest Health Foundation Scholarship

  • $2,000 Award

Requirements

  • Available to students in nursing and medical/clinical programs
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Submit essay and letter of recommendation
  • More information

Minority Nurse


NURSE Corps Loan Repayment & Scholarship Programs


Nursing Scholarships


RN to BSN Scholarships


Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


Varsity Tutors College Scholarship


WyzAnt College Scholarship

  • Up to $10,000 Award
  • Applicant must submit 150-300 word essay 
  • More information

August Deadline

Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by August 24, 2016

Requirements


EverSpark Autism Awareness Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by August 30, 2016

Requirement

  • Must have been diagnosed with autism (of any form) OR are studying autism-related research at the University
  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Must submit 2-minute video OR 1,000 word essay on given topic
  • More information 

Harold & Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation, Inc. 

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by August 29, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in marketing OR be a U.S. Veteran (e.g. students that hold a Combat Infantry Badge, suffered a serious injury due to combat action, received a Purple Heart, served or continue to serve with honor and distinction, or were honorably discharged from military service)
  • More information

September Deadline

All for Mailers Student Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by March 15, 2016

Requirement


Bant.io Scholarship Program

  • $2,000 Award
  • Apply by September 30, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 500-word essay on: "How would you improve the existing email communication?"
  • More information 

Karman Mobility Disability Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Open to all students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis
  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information 

MaxHome Scholarship 

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on the following question: In 2006, our team developed our mission statement “Everybody Happy” because we truly believe that we can make customers, employees, and vendors happy every day. What are three ways you believe technology will influence the future of customer service and satisfaction?
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in business, business management, advertising, marketing, or a related field
  • More information

October Deadline

J. Brandt Recognition College Scholarship 2016

  • $500 Award
  • October 5, 2016

Requirements

  • Must submit a 1,000+ word essay on the goals you want to achieve while at university
  • Must post a 3+ minute YouTube video about previous goals you have set and accomplished
  • More information

November Deadline 

ComputerScienceMajor.org - 'Road to the Future' Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirement

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Applicant must submit a 500-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated passion for Internet Marketing
  • More information

LPNprograms.org Scholarship

  • $1000-2000 Awards
  • Apply by November 30, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be LPN or RN students
  • Applicant must submit 600-800 word essay
  • More information 

ToBecomeATeacher.org - Becoming an Educator Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by November 1, 2016

Requirements

  • Applicant must be engaged in a teaching educational program 
  • More information 

February 2017 Deadline 

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by February 28, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college
  • More information

April 2017 Deadline 

The Unique Builders & Development "Vision and Dreams" Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 500-650 word essay on: "Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years from Now?" 
  • Applicant must submit academic transcript and letter of recommendation 
  • More information