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:

Outside scholarships available to SHU students:

 

No Deadline

Army ROTC

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

Requirements:

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

Bob Eddy Scholarship Program

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

Eligibility:

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

Requirements:


College Classes Scholarships

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

College Cognitive

  • $1,000 cash scholarships
  • Weekly

Requirements:

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

Comcastoffer.net Scholarship Contest

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

Concussion Awareness Scholarship

  • Up to 12 $1,000 Scholarships
  • Multiple Deadlines
  • Apply here

DAR Scholarships


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

Requirements:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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

ItaliaRail.com 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

Eligibility:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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

Karman Healthcare Scholarship

  • Two $500 scholarships
  • Deadline: September 1, 2015

Requirements:

  • Students who suffer a mobility disability (wheelchair, power scooter, crutches, rollator or other mobile device)
  • Essay or Poem will need to be submitted on the topic of "Why Disability Awareness is Important."
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Please email maurizio@karmanhealthcare.com to confirm participation

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
  • cglover@mchcf.org

Requirements:

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

My Recipe-My Heritage Scholarship

Requirements:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • Continuing Education Grants
  • Scholars Award for graduate, terminal degree
  • Master or graduate 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.

Senior Planning Social Work and Eldercare Scholarship

  • 1 to 5 awards given
  • First place essay will relieve no less than $900

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Undergraduate Student with Less than 90 credits completed
  • Essay must be submitted
  • More information or call 888-648-5582

 

State of Connecticut 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

Requirements:

  • Any college student

StudentScholarships.org (Variety of Awards)

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

Requirements:

  • Connecticut student

Contact Information:

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

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

Time Tracking Software Scholarship

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

Requirements:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • Community service
  • Demonstrate difference made in communities through volunteering

November Deadline

Artistic Excellence in Print Design and Marketing Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 30th Annually, awarded in December annually

Eligibility:

  • A current undergraduate or graduate majoring in Graphic Arts and Design. 
  • Currently enrolled with an accredited U.S. University, College or Institution.
  • Have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • More information

Requirements:

  • Must submit a personal marketing package promoting themselves. The package must contain one (1) of each of the following:
  • Business Card
  • Brochure
  • Poster
  • Flyer

Innovations in Software Scholarship

  • Two awards - 1st place: $1,000, 2nd place: $500
  • Deadline: November 15th

Eligibility:

  • Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Must be studying computer programming, engineering or technology

Requirements:

  • Must submit college transcript
  • Write an essay of 1,500 words or fewer answering the question "What are the next, most impactful innovations in software?"
  • More Information

The Global English Editing Scholarship Program

  • Deadline November 21, 2014
  • Award Amount $1500
  • Email Here For More Information

Requirements:

  • Full Time student at an accredited university in the USA
  • GPA of at least 3.5
  • Citizen of the USA or have a valid green card
  • Essay 200 words or less on how they intend to make a positive change to America after finishing their university degree. Student must detail their current degree and how it relates to their future career plans.

December Deadline

Car Covers Scholarship

  • Scholarship deadline: December 15, 2014
  • Award: $1,000
  • Will be awarded on January 15, 2015
  • More Information Here

Requirements:

  • Full-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • 1,000 word essay on "How to Make Your Car Last Forever"
  • Email Essay to scholarship@carcovers.com

Blue Sky Family Dental Scholarship

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

Requirements:

  • 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
  • proactivela@gmail.com
  • More Information

Bridgat Scholarship

  • Scholarship is available October 1, 2014 unil December 31, 2014
  • Award Amount is up to $6500
  • More Information Here

Requirements:

  • Full-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Demonstrates Leadership In Cross Cultural Activities
  • Merit-Based

EmergencyLights.net Scholarship

  • $1,000 Grand Prize
  • Apply by December 15, 2014

Requirements

  • Submit a 500 word essay and a video on "How Would You Solve the U.S. Skilled Labor Crisis?"
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • More information

The Excel Builders Scholarship

  • $1,000 Grand Prize
  • Apply by December 30, 2014

Requirements

  • Submit an essay on one of three topics: luxury, sustainability or novelty.
  • More information

Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship

  • $1,000 award
  • Apply by December 1, 2014

Requirements

  • Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.
  • More information

"If the Shoe Fits" Birkenstock Scholarship

  • $1,000 award
  • Apply by December 16, 2014

Requirements


Job-Application.com Scholarship

  • $1,000 award
  • Apply by December 14, 2014

Requirements

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

The Mhelpdesk Video Scholarship

  • $1,500 award
  • Apply by December 15, 2014

Requirements

  • Must be a citizen or legal resident
  • Create a 60 second video commerical for Mhelpdesk
  • More information

SeniorAdvisor.com/In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship

  • Three $1,500 awards
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014
  • Recipients will be notified on January 31, 2015

Requirements:

  • Must submit a 500-750 word essay on one of their three topics
  • Must be going towards an associates, bachelors or master degree.
  • More Information

TheProjectManager.com Scholarship

  • $1,000 award
  • Apply by December 15, 2014

Requirements

  • Submit an application and a 15 second Instagram video finishing this statement: "A great project manager is someone who..."
  • More information

January Deadline

Tapper's Fashion and Jewely Design Scholarship

  • $1,000 Grand Prize
  • $500 Runner Up
  • Apply by January 1st, 2015

Requirements

  • Submit a 1,000 word essay on  "How does current fasion desing impact the world of luxury jewelry design?"
  • Minimum GPA: 2.8
  • More information

 April Deadline

 

Credit Card Insider Scholarship

  • Five (5) $1,000 awards
  • Apply by April 1, 2015
  • Winner will be notified by May 1, 2015

Requirements

  • Must be atteding or enrolled in an accredited college, university or other higher education learning program for the next academic school year.
  • More Information

 

 

No Deadline

Part-Time Student Scholarships

  • Check for latest Update: University College, 203-365-7678

Clara Abbott Scholarship 

  • For tuition, fees, room and board, transportation, supplies, books and other expenses
  • Checks presented to Financial Assistance, not Bursar
  • Undergraduate credits only
  • Minimum 2.2 GPA

Education-Portal.com

Distance Learning


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

Requirements:

  • 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

Network of Executive Women Scholarship

  • More Information: Website or call 203-795-0305
  • Women in need of financial assistance 

December Deadline

SeniorAdvisor.com/In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship

  • Three $1,500 awards
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014
  • Recipients will be notified on January 31, 2015

Requirements:

  • Must submit a 500-750 word essay on one of their three topics
  • Must be going towards an associates, bachelors or master degree.

 

No Deadline

2 Futuro Scholarships - Sallie Mae & USA Funds

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

Requirements:

  • Apply in English or Spanish

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

Human Resource Management Scholarship


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

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

December Deadline

Car Covers Scholarship

  • Scholarship deadline: December 15, 2014
  • Award: $1,000
  • Will be awarded on January 15, 2015
  • More Information Here

Requirements:

  • Full-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • 1,000 word essay on "How to Make Your Car Last Forever"
  • Email Essay to scholarship@carcovers.com

SeniorAdvisor.com/In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship

  • Three $1,500 awards
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014
  • Recipients will be notified on January 31, 2015

Requirements:

  • Must submit a 500-750 word essay on one of their three topics
  • Must be going towards an associates, bachelors or master degree.
  • More Information

February Deadline

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

March Deadline

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

May Deadline

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

June Deadline

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

August Deadline

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

September Deadline

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

November Deadline

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

December Deadline

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

 

No Deadline

2 Futuro Scholarships - Sallie Mae & USA Funds

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

Requirements:

  • Apply in English or Spanish

American Association of College of Nursing


College Cognitive

  • $1,000 cash scholarships
  • Weekly

Requirements:

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

DAR Scholarships


Discover Nursing


FindCNAClasses.com Scholarships

  • Over 99+ Scholarships available.
  • Apply online here

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 or cglover@mchcf.org

Requirements:

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

Minority Nurse


My Recipe-My Heritage Scholarship

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizens and foreign students are eligible

Nursing Scholarships


RN to BSN Online


Sallie Mae Fund


Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


Stay Fit in College

  • $700 scholarship
  • Monthly deadlines
  • Website

Requirements:

  • Any college student

StudentScholarships.org

  • (Variety of Awards)
  • Individual awards from $500 to $1,000
  • Deadline: Various deadlines

Requirements:

  • Connecticut student

Contact Information:

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

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