Private Awards & Outside Scholarships

The Office of Student Financial Assistance encourages students to research outside sources of financial aid whether it be from civic organizations, corporations, or within their high school. The individual scholarships listed below provide a snapshot of requirements, contact information, and award amounts. Although these resources are recommended, students should use their own discretion when sharing any personal information. 

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

  • Best Colleges - scholarship searches by demographic and major 
  • Learn How to Become - resource for students with disabilities, veterans, online students and more! 
  • 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

February Deadline

Credible Scholarship 

  • $2,500 random drawing
  • Apply by February 28, 2018

Requirements


The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by February 21, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Applicant must submit the first chapter (1,500-7,500 words) of an original novel they are currently writing or have written but not yet published
  • More information

March Deadline

2018 Frame My Future Scholarship

  • Custom frame and $500-$5,000 award
  • Apply by March 1, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Applicants are challenged to create a visual entry, whether it is a photograph, collage, painting, illustration, poem, short story—any single piece that demonstrates what they would like to do in their personal and professional life after college. Applicants are asked to follow the theme: This is how I Frame my Future.
  • More information

April Deadline

2018 Arthur N. Caple Scholarship Awards

  • Awards vary
  • Apply by April 9, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a junior or senior in a degree-seeking program with a focus on retirement/financial planning
  • Applicant must intend to continue enrollment in the Fall 2018 term
  • Applicant must be a United States resident
  • More information

May Deadline

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

  • 4-Year Scholarship of up to $20,000
  • Apply by May 1, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be an exceptionally innovative and creative high school junior, senior, or college freshmen
  • Applicant must be a CT or New York City metro area resident and plan to attend/or currently attend college anywhere in the United States OR be a United States resident and plan to attend/or currently attend college in CT or NYC
  • Applicant must have either come up with a distinctive solution to a problem faced by their family, school, community, or the world OR have solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way
  • More information

August Deadline 

Pro Stock Hockey Student Athlete Scholarship

  • $250-$1,000 Awards
  • Apply by August 1, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must play for the University's hockey team
  • Applicant must be resident of the United States
  • 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

February Deadline

Credible Scholarship 

  • $2,500 random drawing
  • Apply by February 28, 2018

Requirements


The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by February 21, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Applicant must submit the first chapter (1,500-7,500 words) of an original novel they are currently writing or have written but not yet published
  • More information

 

Various Deadlines

Go Grad - scholarships for students with disabilities 

Discover Business - scholarships for MBA students 

The Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs - Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships 

  • Various Awards

Requirements

  • Applicant must qualify as one of the following: U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. permanent resident (holders of Permanent Resident Card), an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or political asylees and refugees.
  • Applicant must provide evidence of superior academic achievement (e.g. grade point average, class rank, honors, etc.
  • Applicant must be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

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

February Deadline

Credible Scholarship 

  • $2,500 random drawing
  • Apply by February 28, 2018

Requirements


The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by February 21, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Applicant must submit the first chapter (1,500-7,500 words) of an original novel they are currently writing or have written but not yet published
  • More information

March Deadline

2018 Frame My Future Scholarship

  • Custom frame and $500-$5,000 award
  • Apply by March 1, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Applicants are challenged to create a visual entry, whether it is a photograph, collage, painting, illustration, poem, short story—any single piece that demonstrates what they would like to do in their personal and professional life after college. Applicants are asked to follow the theme: This is how I Frame my Future.
  • More information

April Deadline

2018 Arthur N. Caple Scholarship Awards

  • Awards vary
  • Apply by April 9, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program with a focus on retirement/financial planning
  • Applicant must intend to continue enrollment in the Fall 2018 term
  • Applicant must be a United States resident
  • More information

August Deadline 

Pro Stock Hockey Student Athlete Scholarship

  • $250-$1,000 Awards
  • Apply by August 1, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must play for the University's hockey team
  • Applicant must be resident of the United States
  • 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

February Deadline

Credible Scholarship 

  • $2,500 random drawing
  • Apply by February 28, 2018

Requirements