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. Many times seeking application and details regarding these sources is 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 safe and secure, we ask that students be wary of sharing any personal information on sites that are not recommended.

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

Latino College Dollars
Black College Dollars
Scholarship America
College Treasure
Scholarship Experts
Scholarship OpportunitiesScholarship Opportunities

We have been notified of the following outside scholarships that are available to SHU students:

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

  • Five $1,000 scholarships
  • Deadline: April 30, 2014


  • Must be enrolled in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration.
  • Essay required. Topic's and details can be found here.

American Association of University Women

  • $2000 scholarship
  • Deadline: May 1, 2014


  • For women only
  • Student must reside in CT Shoreline Towns (Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Killingworth, Clinton, Westbrook)
  • Must have completed 60 credits by June 2014, and have GPA > 3.0
  • More Information & Application

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship

  • One award of $500
  • Deadline: August 31, 2014


  • Be attending college or university no later than January of 2015.
  • Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January of 2015.
  • Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year.
  • More information Scholarship

  • $1000 award
  • Apply by December 14, 2014


  • Student must be a working parent
  • Write a 600-1000 word scholarship on balancing parenthood, working and excelling in school.
  • More information

Orazio DiMauro Scholarship

  • For Engineering or Medical Students
  • Engineering Scholarship: $2000
  • Medical Scholarship: $3500
  • Apply by April 15


  • Must be a resident of Bridgeport or surrounding town.
  • Maintain a 3.0 or 3.2 GPA respectively
  • Financial Need
  • Must apply within the Financial Aid Office at SHU

Orchids Made Easy Annual Orchid Care Scholarship

  • $500
  • Up to 3 awards may be granted per academic year
  • Apply by May 1


  • Undergraduate Student pursuing a program in botany, horticulture, environmental science, conservation or related field.
  • For More Information, visit the scholarship website, here.


  • Merit based full tuition, stipend $5,000 allowance
    for books & fees


  • Well rounded students
  • Ability to set goals
  • Fitness
  • Leadership
  • Highly motivated
  • US Citizen 

Blue Sky Family Dental Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline: December 10, 2014


  • Pursuing a future in the field of health
  • Must be U.S citizens enrolled in dental, health science, or nursing program
  • Possess a GPA of > 3.0
  • Submit a 1,000 word essay response to the contact's email or mailing address
  • More Information

Bob Eddy Scholarship Program

  • Grants of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, and two awards of $500
  • For students pursuing careers in journalism


  • For students entering their junior or senior year
  • Students planning journalism careers


  • Fill out application that can be found here
  • For questions please reach out to 

College Classes Scholarships

  • 2014 Program includes 5 - $500 scholarships that vary by academic subject
  • Please visit for the application or more details about the program.

College Cognitive

  • $1,000 cash scholarships
  • Weekly


  • Winners selected randomly
  • Must include 17 sentences as instructed
  • More Information Scholarship Contest

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • More Information: Website or 786 899-2411
  • Essay contest

DAR Scholarships Cash Scholarship

EntirelyPets Scholarship

  • Three awards per semester of $1500, $1000, and $500
  • Deadline: March 15, 2014
  • More Information


  • Answer the prompt, "How has owning a pet positively impacted your life?"

 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Multi-Cultural Scholarship/Internship


  • Female or Minority
  • All majors may apply
  • U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 yrs. old
  • Full time or part-time Junior or Senior undergrad
  • Recent work experience or college involvement in service, retail, leadership, athletic/team, community, organizations
  • Valid driver’s license
  • No DWI/DUI on record last 5 years or driving violations last 2 /3 years
  • Authorized to work in USA and not require sponsorship by company now or in future

Flex Scholar Scholarship

  • Credit Card Guide Company, Essay Contest
  • Up to $1,000
  • Website


  • Full time college Freshmen or Sophomores

Futuro Scholarships - Sallie Mae & USA Funds

  • $2,000
  • More Information or 888-238-8876
  • Requirements: Apply in English or Spanish

GE Foundation Scholars Program

  • $3,000 scholarship
  • GE Foundation Scholars receive academic, social and career counseling; engage in a variety of cultural enrichment
    activities to enhance their growth and university experience; and participate in community service and volunteer projects
  • Interest in science, mathematics, information technology, or one of the
    quantitative business disciplines
  • GE Foundation Scholars Program Info & Application


  • Full-time undergraduate
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for University courses & 3.2 or
    higher for high school incoming freshman
  • Minority student status
  • U.S. citizen or resident alien
  • Demonstrate financial need

Goedeker's Scholarship

  • Grand prize of $500
  • Two honorable mentions for $100
  • Link to the scholarship rules page found here Scholarship

  • Two awards of $1,000 to help two students with the costs of international study
  • To be put toward expenses for study abroad program in Italy
  • More Information


  • For enrolled Sophomores/Juniors
  • Must have been accepted and confirmed participation in Italy study abroad program (with paid deposit)
  • Must have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent
  • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Be on financial aid


  • Fill out application at link above
  • Provide copy of college transcripts
  • Submit Essay
  • Provide a Resume with at least one character reference
  • Provide Supporting Financial Aid Documents

Just Walkers Mobility Scholarship


  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Uses a mobility device
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Submit an essay based on the topic found at the webpage linked above.

Mass Mutual ScholarshipsMulticultural College Students


  • High achieving
  • African American
  • Asian/Pacific
  • Hispanic
  • Pursue career in insurance or financial services
  • all majors considered
  • Sophomore through 5th year

MCO Scholarship

  • One $500 award
  • Deadline - May 15, 2014


  • Be attending college or university no later than December of 2014
  • Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2014
  • Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 EST on May 15th, 2014
  • Be currently in your last year of high school, or a FR, SO, or JR in college/university
  • More information

Metrowest Community Health Care Scholarship (Massachusetts)

  • $2,000 for tuition fees only per year
  • 25 communities in Metro West Mass (check with Financial Assistance Office for list of disciplines and communities)
  • Nursing, medical and clinical programs
  • No deadline
  • Cathy Glover, (508) 879-7625


  • Financial need, academic performance motivation and character.
  • Resident or work in communities
  • Enrolled in nursing or formal medical, clinical program

Milton Fisher Scholarship

  • Four year scholarship of up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year to each winner)
  • Deadline: April 30, 2014
  • More Information


  • For High School Juniors, Seniors, or College Freshman
  • From CT or NYC metro area; or,
  • From anywhere in U.S who plan to attend (or are attending) college in CT or NYC.
  • For exceptionally innovative and creative students

My Recipe-My Heritage Scholarship


  • U.S. Citizens and foreign students are eligible

P.E.O. Opportunities For Women

  • P.E.O. Opportunities website
  • Education loans for those within 2 years of completing studies
  • International Peace Scholarship for International Graduate students


  • Continuing Education Grants
  • Scholars Award for graduate, terminal degree
  • master or grad research

Portalfront Scholarship

Safe Driver Student Scholarship

  • Participate in one of the Safe Driver Programs listed here.
  • Create something that inspires other students to focus on safe driving. (Video, artwork, essay, etc.)
  • Once the above are completed fill out the application at the scholarship page (link above).
  • Submit a link to your video, artwork, or essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form

Sallie Mae Fund

State of Conn. Minority Teacher Grant Program/Weisman Scholarship

  • More Information: Website or 860 947-1856
  • Career in teaching middle or high school level in Connecticut

Stay Fit in College

  • $700 scholarship
  • Monthly deadlines
  • Website


  • Any college student (Variety of Awards)

  • Individual awards from $500 to $1,000
  • Deadline: Various deadlines


  • Connecticut student

Contact Information:

  • Website 
  • Student, 4410 Massachusetts Ave. NW #250, Washington, DC, 20016

Sussle Scholarship


  • Helping others
  • Posting your knowledge about your interests for benefit of others
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • US citizen or legal permanent resident

Thermp Scientific Pierce Scholarship

  • Two $10,000 scholarships; Four $5,000 scholarships
  • Deadline: August 1, 2014


  • Must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field.
  • All students must have an accumulated GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Candidates must complete an application & submit unofficial transcripts
  • More Information & Application

Time Tracking Software Scholarship

  • Replicon, Inc.
  • Essay, maximum 1000 words
  • $500 one scholarship
  • Website
  • 877-662-2519 X290
  • Fax: 403-233-8046


  • Knowledge of how time tracking software can add value to organizations
  • Creative, applicable to real world business, clarity, supporting research,
    statements or quotes.
  • Student over the age of 18

TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

  • 10 awards, up to $5,000
  • Applications accepted after April 15, and open to first 2,000 applicants
  • More Information


  • Community service
  • Demonstrate difference made in communities through volunteering

Your Favorite Car Scholarship

  • One award of $500
  • Deadline: April 30, 2014


  • Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the Fall of 2014 at the latest.
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.
  • More Information