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! These private scholarships range in value and can help decrease a student’s overall indebtedness on a yearly basis. 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 scholarships search websites:
 

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

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

  • up to $24,000 to comeplete a Master's degree
  • Must apply by March 1st
  • More Information: Website or 888-238-8876

Requirements:

  • Students must plan to become secondary school social studies teachers

James Madison Graduate Junior Fellowship

  • up to $24,000 to comeplete a Master's degree
  • Must apply by March 1st
  • More Information: Website or 888-238-8876

Requirements:

  • Junior Fellows are required to teach in secondary school for at least 2 years

2 Futuro Scholarships - Sallie Mae & USA Funds

  • $2,000
  • More Information: Website or 888-238-8876

Requirements:

  • Apply in English or Spanish

AfterCollege Occupational Therapy Student Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Student in good standing in an accredited program in the field of occupational therapy
  • Have and carry a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a full-time student while under the scholarship
  • Member of organization working with After College

Bridgeport Area Scholarships

Requirements:

  • Undergrad and graduate students
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Areas of: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull, Westport
  • Area of study: Health, Medical Studies, Special Education, law, Industrial Arts, Religion
  • Community work

College Cognitive
  • $1,000 cash scholarships
  • Weekly

Requirements:

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

DHS Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Deadline: Year round acceptance
  • DHS Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship website

Requirements:

  • Postdoctoral scientists and engineers
  • 12 month research appointments
  • Stipends, locality pay, health insurance and travel reimbursement

EntirelyPets Scholarship

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

Requirements:

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

Fairfield County Community Scholarships


Just Walkers Mobility Scholarship

Requirements:

  • 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.

Metrowest Community Health Care Scholarship (Massachusetts)

  • $2,000 for tuition fees only per year
  • No deadline
  • Cathy Glover, 508-879-7625
  • cglover@mchcf.org

Requirements:

  • Nursing, medical and clinical programs
  • 25 communities in Metro West Mass. (check with Financial Assistance Office for list of disciplines and communities)
  • Financial need, academic performance, motivation and character
  • Resident or work in communities
  • Enrolled in nursing or formal medical, clinical program

National Research Council Research Awards

  • Postdoctoral, Graduate, Senior Associates (also Foreign Nationals)
  • Annual stipends, $30,000-$75,000. Health Ins., relocation benefits, allowance professional travel
  • Deadlines: Feb. 1, May 1, August 1, Nov. 1,

Requirements:

  • Applicants must contact advisor(s) at lab(s) before application deadline to discuss research interests.
  • Research fields; chemistry, earth, atmospheric and space sciences, applied sciences,  computer science, life and medical sciences, mathematics and physics.

Contact Information:

203 334-2760
rap@nas.edu
www.national-academies.org/rap


P.E.O. Opportunities For Women

Requirements:

  • 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

Sussle Scholarship

Requirements:

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

TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

  • 40 awards, up to $5,000
  • Applications accepted after April 1st, and open to first 3,000 applicants
  • More Information

Requirements:

  • Community service
  • Demonstrate difference made in communities through volunteering