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. 

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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

August Deadline

2017 Kabbage Entrepreneurs Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word (max) essay summarizing a business plan for a current or prospective business
  • More information

PM Business Advisors, LLC Striving for Greatness Accounting & Finance Scholarship 

  • $2,500 Award
  • Apply by August 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Applicant must demonstrate progress in accounting or finance program(s)
  • Applicant must intend to sit for the CPA exam within 3 years of application date
  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership ability and involvement in community service organizations
  • In addition to application, applicant must supply resume, official transcript, and at least two letters of recommendation
  • More information
  • Application

September Deadline

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) discussing their alignment with one of theAutolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

 Bloomfield Capital Scholarship

  • $250-$1,000 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a rising junior or senior studying real estate, business, or finance and intends to pursue a career in commercial real estate or finance
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and/or employment
  • Applicant must submit essay of 500 max. explaining why commercial real estate finance is an important part of the broader U.S. economy 
  • Applicant must provide letter of recommendation from one of the following: professor, counselor, or employer
  • Preference will be given to students with previous real estate experience or internships
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
  • More information

 Connecticut Domestic Violence 2017 Legislation Reform Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must exhibit an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

Paul Martin's American Grill Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in hospitality (or other) management, marketing, business administration or a related field
  • Applicant must submit essay on the following topic: As an aspiring business leader, explain 3 fundamental principles you plan to uphold when working with or managing others in your industry
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated passion for caretaking
  • More information

October Deadline

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by October 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on your experience of community service and what giving back to your community means to you 
  • More information

The TravelNurseSource "Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship"

  • $2,000 Award
  • Apply by October 13, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Applicant must currently be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or accepted into a baccalaureate or higher nursing program for the upcoming semester
  • Applicant must provide a personal narrative as well as a 750-1000 word essay explaining (1) their desire to become a registered nurse and how they plan to contribute to society as an RN, and (2) the significance that receiving this scholarship would have on them 
  • Applicant must provide proof of enrollment and a clear headshot
  • More information

November Deadline 

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree related to mental health
  • Applicant must submit a 500-600 word essay or a 3-5 minute YouTube video on a given topic
  • More information

 

The New York City Charter Bus Company Scholarship 

  • Full-tuition award
  • Apply by November 30, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal resident of New York, Connecticut, or New Jersey
  • Applicant must be an incoming or current undergraduate student
  • Applicant must create and submit a 1-2.5 minute video essay indicating: who you are, your background, and how this scholarship could help you develop your skills and reach your goals
  • Applicant must provide official transcript for proof of enrollment
  • More information

December Deadline 

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) discussing their alignment with one of theAutolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

January Deadline 

The Matinée Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by January 5, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 250-500 word essay on the following topic: How does video enhance the user experience on a webpage? Discuss your ideas on the subject with regard to the user experience and level of engagement. You may want to discuss the benefits for non-English speaking audiences, and for users with learning difficulties. What are the benefits of hearing information, as opposed to reading information on a screen?
  • 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

September Deadline

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) discussing their alignment with one of theAutolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

Connecticut Domestic Violence 2017 Legislation Reform Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must exhibit an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

Paul Martin's American Grill Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in hospitality (or other) management, marketing, business administration or a related field
  • Applicant must submit essay on the following topic: As an aspiring business leader, explain 3 fundamental principles you plan to uphold when working with or managing others in your industry
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated passion for caretaking
  • More information

October Deadline

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by October 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on your experience of community service and what giving back to your community means to you 
  • More information

November Deadline 

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree related to mental health
  • Applicant must submit a 500-600 word essay or a 3-5 minute YouTube video on a given topic
  • More information

December Deadline 

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) discussing their alignment with one of theAutolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

January Deadline 

The Matinée Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by January 5, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 250-500 word essay on the following topic: How does video enhance the user experience on a webpage? Discuss your ideas on the subject with regard to the user experience and level of engagement. You may want to discuss the benefits for non-English speaking audiences, and for users with learning difficulties. What are the benefits of hearing information, as opposed to reading information on a screen?
  • 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

August Deadline

2017 Kabbage Entrepreneurs Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word (max) essay summarizing a business plan for a current or prospective business
  • More information

September Deadline

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) discussing their alignment with one of theAutolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

Connecticut Domestic Violence 2017 Legislation Reform Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must exhibit an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

October Deadline

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by October 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on your experience of community service and what giving back to your community means to you 
  • More information

 The TravelNurseSource "Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship"

  • $2,000 Award
  • Apply by October 13, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Applicant must currently be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or accepted into a baccalaureate or higher nursing program for the upcoming semester
  • Applicant must provide a personal narrative as well as a 750-1000 word essay explaining (1) their desire to become a registered nurse and how they plan to contribute to society as an RN, and (2) the significance that receiving this scholarship would have on them 
  • Applicant must provide proof of enrollment and a clear headshot
  • More information

November Deadline 

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree related to mental health
  • Applicant must submit a 500-600 word essay or a 3-5 minute YouTube video on a given topic
  • More information

December Deadline 

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) to one of the following questions:
    • What is the future of the automobile?
    • What is the future of transportation in your hometown?
    • What is the future of US infrastructure?
  • Applicant must submit written response (250 wordsmax) discussing their alignment with one of theAutolist's core values: 
    • Collaborating with peers
    • Deriving insights with data
    • Working hard for results
  • More information

January Deadline 

The Matinée Scholarship

  • $1,000 Award
  • Apply by January 5, 2018

Requirements

  • Applicant must submit 250-500 word essay on the following topic: How does video enhance the user experience on a webpage? Discuss your ideas on the subject with regard to the user experience and level of engagement. You may want to discuss the benefits for non-English speaking audiences, and for users with learning difficulties. What are the benefits of hearing information, as opposed to reading information on a screen?
  • 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

September Deadline

Connecticut Domestic Violence 2017 Legislation Reform Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by September 1, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must exhibit an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on given topic
  • More information 

RN to BSN/MSN Challenge Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be a RN working towards their BSN or MSN 
  • More information

October Deadline

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

  • $500 Award
  • Apply by October 31, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must submit 750-word essay on your experience of community service and what giving back to your community means to you 
  • More information

 The TravelNurseSource "Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship"

  • $2,000 Award
  • Apply by October 13, 2017

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Applicant must currently be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or accepted into a baccalaureate or higher nursing program for the upcoming semester
  • Applicant must provide a personal narrative as well as a 750-1000 word essay explaining (1) their desire to become a registered nurse and how they plan to contribute to society as an RN, and (2) the significance that receiving this scholarship would have on them 
  • Applicant must provide proof of enrollment and a clear headshot
  • More information

November Deadline 

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship

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

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree related to mental health
  • Applicant must submit a 500-600 word essay or a 3-5 minute YouTube video on a given topic
  • More information