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 - available to eligible veterans who have experienced unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school

  • $1,000 maximum award

Requirements

  • 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 considered PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled
  • 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

 

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school

  • $1,000 maximum award
  • Apply by February 28, 2018

Requirements

  • 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 considered PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll 
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • 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

James Madison Fellowship 

  • $24,000 award 
  • Apply by March 1, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Applicant must plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31, 2018
  • Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities, as well as professional and collegial activities 
  • Applicant must be a teacher or plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or civics at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)
  • More information

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) - awards vary from $2,500-$12,000

  • Applicant must enroll in the Fall 2018 semester
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen or permanent resident 
  • Applicant must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy 
  • More information

NIAF Jim Cantalupo Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student majoring in Italian, Spanish, or business

The Louis A. Caputo, Jr. Legal Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student who is majoring in pre-law

Frank J. Corsaro Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student who is majoring in political science, pre-law, or a medicine related field and demonstrates financial need

Emanuele Gianturco Memorial Scholarship - to be awarded to outstanding Italian American students who are first-generation college students and demonstrate financial need

Caroline Guarini Memorial Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student (originally from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut) majoring in music or a music-related field

NIAF Intel Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student who is majoring in chemical or electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field and demonstrates financial need

Merrill Lynch Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student majoring in business or a business-related field originally from the New York area

Filomena C. Peloro Scholarship - to be awarded to outstanding Italian American students who demonstrate financial need

Richard Perrone Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student attending school in Connecticut and majoring in computer science or a technology related field

Gene Pettignano Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student majoring in journalism, English, languages or communications

Frank D. Stella Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student majoring in business or a business-related field

Agnes E. Vaghi Scholarhip - to be awarded to an outstanding female Italian American student majoring in Italian, English, literature or journalism

NIAF Jack Valenti Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student majoring in film or a related field


Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Professional Nurses Association Nursing Scholarship Program

  • Awards vary
  • Apply by March 16, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be in good academic standing
  • Applicant must be a legal Connecticut resident
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program
  • Applicant must demonstrate scholastic ability, professional potential, and financial need
  • 2018 WRHPNA Scholarship

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

RDW Group, Inc. Minority Scholarship for Communications

  • Awards vary 
  • Apply by 5:00pm EST on April 20, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a Rhode Island minority student who identifies as one or more of the following: Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Applicant must plan to study any of the following: advertising, business communication, communications, content marketing, digital communication, digital marketing, marketing, marketing automation, marketing strategy, media, public relations, SEM, SEO, or social media
  • Applicant may be asked to submit essay(s) 
  • 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

 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

James Madison Fellowship 

  • $24,000 award 
  • Apply by March 1, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Applicant must plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31, 2018
  • Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities, as well as professional and collegial activities 
  • Applicant must be a teacher or plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or civics at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)
  • More information

2018 Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Professional Nurses Association Nursing Scholarship Program

  • Awards vary
  • Apply by March 16, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be in good academic standing
  • Applicant must be a legal Connecticut resident
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program
  • Applicant must demonstrate scholastic ability, professional potential, and financial need
  • 2018 WRHPNA Scholarship

April Deadline

RDW Group, Inc. Minority Scholarship for Communication

  • Awards vary 
  • Apply by 5:00pm EST on April 20, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a Rhode Island minority student who identifies as one or more of the following: Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Applicant must plan to study any of the following: advertising, business communication, communications, content marketing, digital communication, digital marketing, marketing, marketing automation, marketing strategy, media, public relations, SEM, SEO, or social media
  • Applicant may be asked to submit essay(s) 
  • 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 - available to eligible veterans who have experienced unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school

  • $1,000 maximum award

Requirements

  • 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 considered PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled
  • 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

 

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school

  • $1,000 maximum award
  • Apply by February 28, 2018

Requirements

  • 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 considered PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll 
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • 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

James Madison Fellowship 

  • $24,000 award 
  • Apply by March 1, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Applicant must plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31, 2018
  • Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities, as well as professional and collegial activities 
  • Applicant must be a teacher or plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or civics at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)
  • More information

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) - awards vary from $2,500-$12,000

  • Applicant must enroll in the Fall 2018 semester
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen or permanent resident 
  • Applicant must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy 
  • More information

Frank J. Corsaro Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student who is majoring in political science, pre-law, or a medicine related field and demonstrates financial need

Emanuele Gianturco Memorial Scholarship - to be awarded to outstanding Italian American students who are first-generation college students and demonstrate financial need

Caroline Guarini Memorial Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student (originally from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut) majoring in music or a music-related field

Filomena C. Peloro Scholarship - to be awarded to outstanding Italian American students who demonstrate financial need

NIAF Jack Valenti Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student majoring in film or a related field 


Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Professional Nurses Association Nursing Scholarship Program

  • Awards vary
  • Apply by March 16, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be in good academic standing
  • Applicant must be a legal Connecticut resident
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program
  • Applicant must demonstrate scholastic ability, professional potential, and financial need
  • 2018 WRHPNA Scholarship

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

RDW Group, Inc. Minority Scholarship for Communication

  • Awards vary 
  • Apply by 5:00pm EST on April 20, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a Rhode Island minority student who identifies as one or more of the following: Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Applicant must plan to study any of the following: advertising, business communication, communications, content marketing, digital communication, digital marketing, marketing, marketing automation, marketing strategy, media, public relations, SEM, SEO, or social media
  • Applicant may be asked to submit essay(s) 
  • 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 - available to eligible veterans who have experienced unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school

  • $1,000 maximum award

Requirements

  • 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 considered PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled
  • More information

February Deadline

Credible Scholarship 

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

Requirements


Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school

  • $1,000 maximum award
  • Apply by February 28, 2018

Requirements

  • 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 considered PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll 
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information

March Deadline

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) - awards vary from $2,500-$12,000

  • Applicant must enroll in the Fall 2018 semester
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen or permanent resident 
  • Applicant must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy 
  • More information

Frank J. Corsaro Scholarship - to be awarded to an outstanding Italian American student who is majoring in political science, pre-law, or a medicine related field and demonstrates financial need

Emanuele Gianturco Memorial Scholarship - to be awarded to outstanding Italian American students who are first-generation college students and demonstrate financial need

Filomena C. Peloro Scholarship - to be awarded to outstanding Italian American students who demonstrate financial need


Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Professional Nurses Association Nursing Scholarship Program

  • Awards vary
  • Apply by March 16, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must be in good academic standing
  • Applicant must be a legal Connecticut resident
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program
  • Applicant must demonstrate scholastic ability, professional potential, and financial need
  • 2018 WRHPNA Scholarship