Outside Scholarships

It is important that students research outside sources of financial aid whether it be civic organizations, corporations, or within their high school. The websites listed below give a snapshot of requirements, contact information, and scholarship amounts. 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:

  • Best Colleges - scholarship searches by demographic and major 
  • GoodCall - resource for students with disabilities 
  • 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 

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

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

  • Award amount varies
  • Apply by February 28, 2017

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 determined PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information

March Deadline 

All for Mailers Student Scholarship 

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by March 15, 2017

Requirements


The American Association of University Women Bridgeport Area Branch

  • Award amount varies
  • Apply by March 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following towns for at least two years: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Shelton, Stratford, or Trumbull
  • Applicant must have completed at least 30 University credits by June 2017 and plan to continue their education for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • More information

Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts Franchisee Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by March 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to enroll in full-time study for the entire upcoming 2017-2018 academic year 
  • Applicant must be a resident of Connecticut
    • Please see here for application requirements for out-of-state residents
  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • More information

Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by March 8, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following towns: Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, or Woodbridge
  • Scholarships are awarded based on: academic excellence, financial need, personal statement, community service, including school and community activities and/or employment
  • Applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field
  • Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Application  

April Deadline 

A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a medical, nursing, or social sciences related major
  • Applicant must submit 400-700 word essay on the following topic: Author Andy Rooney once said "The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." What is the one most important life lesson that you have learned from a grandparent or other senior in your life? Who was or is the senior in your life who inspires you? How will you use the lesson learned from them in your future career working with seniors?
  • More information

Bluehost Internet in Education Scholarship  

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by April 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit one-page essay on the following topic: How has the internet changed the traditional collegiate system and are those changes good or bad? How do you believe the web will revolutionize post-secondary education in the future?
  • More information

CariD Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a creative photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry such as: your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. 
  • More information

Greta James Memorial Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by April 18, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a medical degree seeking program such as BSN or ADN 
  • Applicant must submit two essays highlighting financial need and leadership within their community
  • More information

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

  • Up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for 4 years)
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a high school junior or senior OR a college freshman from the United States
  • More information 

The New England Employee Benefits Council Scholarships

  • Awards vary from $1,000 to $3,000
  • Apply by April 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Ineligible to apply if graduation date is prior to July 2017
  • Applicant should demonstrate interest in the benefits field: health care program design, pension plan design/implementatino or administration, retirement strategies, ERISA andlegal aspects of employee benefits, work/life programs, health risk management, institutional investing of retirement savings, multiemployer plans, workers compensation, human resources, actuarial/underwriting analysis, and employee benefits communication. 
  • NEEBC Scholarship Application  

 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 Deadline

Azazie Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by May 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must write 500-800 word essay on the following topic: How would technology influence the fashion industry in the future?
  • Applicant must be attending SHU during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • More information

FindTutorsNearMe.com Scholarship 

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements


Millar & Mixon 3rd Annual Teen Safety Scholarship

  • $500-$2,000 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 600-word essay on why smartphone technology can be great or destructive for young drivers
  • More information

The Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program

  • Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000
  • Apply by May 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Applicant must be majoring in one of the following: Engineering, Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and other related STEM majors with the intention of pursuing a career in industry 
  • More information

June Deadline

Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by June 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be pursuing a health or science degree and have an interest in pursuing a career in health care 
  • Applicant must submit 750-1,000 word essay on the following topic: What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today and what ideas would you put into place to help address them? 
  • More information

July Deadline 

The American Home Design Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on: What are three core values you believe a business should maintain to ensure the highest level of customer service is achieved?
  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in business, management, marketing, or a related field
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • 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 

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

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

  • Award amount varies
  • Apply by February 28, 2017

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 determined PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information

March Deadline 

All for Mailers Student Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by March 15, 2017

Requirement


The American Association of University Women Bridgeport Area Branch

  • Award amount varies
  • Apply by March 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following towns for at least two years: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Shelton, Stratford, or Trumbull
  • Applicant must have completed at least 30 University credits by June 2017 and plan to continue their education for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • More information

Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by March 8, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following towns: Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, or Woodbridge
  • Scholarships are awarded based on: academic excellence, financial need, personal statement, community service, including school and community activities and/or employment
  • Applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field
  • Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Application  

April Deadline

A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a medical, nursing, or social sciences related major
  • Applicant must submit 400-700 word essay on the following topic: Author Andy Rooney once said "The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." What is the one most important life lesson that you have learned from a grandparent or other senior in your life? Who was or is the senior in your life who inspires you? How will you use the lesson learned from them in your future career working with seniors?
  • More information

Bluehost Internet in Education Scholarship  

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by April 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit one-page essay on the following topic: How has the internet changed the traditional collegiate system and are those changes good or bad? How do you believe the web will revolutionize post-secondary education in the future?
  • More information

CariD Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a creative photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry such as: your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. 
  • More information

Greta James Memorial Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by April 18, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a medical degree seeking program such as BSN or ADN 
  • Applicant must submit two essays highlighting financial need and leadership within their community
  • More information

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 Deadline

Azazie Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by May 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must write 500-800 word essay on the following topic: How would technology influence the fashion industry in the future?
  • Applicant must be attending SHU during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • More information

FindTutorsNearMe.com Scholarship 

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements


Millar & Mixon 3rd Annual Teen Safety Scholarship

  • $500-$2,000 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 600-word essay on why smartphone technology can be great or destructive for young drivers
  • More information

July Deadline 

The American Home Design Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 1,000-1,500 word essay on: What are three core values you believe a business should maintain to ensure the highest level of customer service is achieved?
  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in business, management, marketing, or a related field
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • More information

 

Various Deadlines

Go Grad - scholarships for students with disabilities 

Discover Business - scholarships for MBA students 

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

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

  • Award amount varies
  • Apply by February 28, 2017

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 determined PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information

March Deadline

All for Mailers Student Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by March 15, 2017

Requirement


The American Association of University Women Bridgeport Area Branch

  • Award amount varies
  • Apply by March 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following towns for at least two years: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Shelton, Stratford, or Trumbull
  • Applicant must have completed at least 30 University credits by June 2017 and plan to continue their education for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • More information

April Deadline

A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a medical, nursing, or social sciences related major
  • Applicant must submit 400-700 word essay on the following topic: Author Andy Rooney once said "The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." What is the one most important life lesson that you have learned from a grandparent or other senior in your life? Who was or is the senior in your life who inspires you? How will you use the lesson learned from them in your future career working with seniors?
  • More information

Bluehost Internet in Education Scholarship  

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by April 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit one-page essay on the following topic: How has the internet changed the traditional collegiate system and are those changes good or bad? How do you believe the web will revolutionize post-secondary education in the future?
  • More information

CariD Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a creative photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry such as: your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. 
  • More information

The New England Employee Benefits Council Scholarships

  • Awards vary from $1,000 to $3,000
  • Apply by April 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Ineligible to apply if graduation date is prior to July 2017
  • Applicant should demonstrate interest in the benefits field: health care program design, pension plan design/implementatino or administration, retirement strategies, ERISA andlegal aspects of employee benefits, work/life programs, health risk management, institutional investing of retirement savings, multiemployer plans, workers compensation, human resources, actuarial/underwriting analysis, and employee benefits communication. 
  • NEEBC Scholarship Application

June Deadline

Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by June 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be pursuing a health or science degree and have an interest in pursuing a career in health care 
  • Applicant must submit 750-1,000 word essay on the following topic: What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today and what ideas would you put into place to help address them? 
  • 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 

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

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

  • Award amount varies
  • Apply by February 28, 2017

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 determined PELL-eligible
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • More information

March Deadline 

All for Mailers Student Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by March 15, 2017

Requirement


The American Association of University Women Bridgeport Area Branch

  • Award amount varies
  • Apply by March 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following towns for at least two years: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Shelton, Stratford, or Trumbull
  • Applicant must have completed at least 30 University credits by June 2017 and plan to continue their education for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • More information

Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by March 8, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following towns: Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, or Woodbridge
  • Scholarships are awarded based on: academic excellence, financial need, personal statement, community service, including school and community activities and/or employment
  • Applicant must be pursuing a career in a health-related field
  • Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Application  

April Deadline 

A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a medical, nursing, or social sciences related major
  • Applicant must submit 400-700 word essay on the following topic: Author Andy Rooney once said "The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." What is the one most important life lesson that you have learned from a grandparent or other senior in your life? Who was or is the senior in your life who inspires you? How will you use the lesson learned from them in your future career working with seniors?
  • More information

Bluehost Internet in Education Scholarship  

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by April 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit one-page essay on the following topic: How has the internet changed the traditional collegiate system and are those changes good or bad? How do you believe the web will revolutionize post-secondary education in the future?
  • More information

CariD Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by April 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a creative photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry such as: your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. 
  • More information

Greta James Memorial Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by April 18, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a medical degree seeking program such as BSN or ADN 
  • Applicant must submit two essays highlighting financial need and leadership within their community
  • More information

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 Deadline

Millar & Mixon 3rd Annual Teen Safety Scholarship

  • $500-$2,000 Award
  • Apply by May 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 600-word essay on why smartphone technology can be great or destructive for young drivers
  • More information

June Deadline

Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

  • $1,500 Award
  • Apply by June 15, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be pursuing a health or science degree and have an interest in pursuing a career in health care 
  • Applicant must submit 750-1,000 word essay on the following topic: What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today and what ideas would you put into place to help address them? 
  • More information