Category Archives: Outside Scholarships

Scholarship announcements. These posts will appear on the FinAid homepage.

Keweenaw Business and Professional Woman (KBPW) Scholarship

Deadline: March 20, 2015

Award amount: $250 to $500

In support of a focus on education and advocacy for women of all ages, ethnicity, and beliefs, KBPW is looking to award a scholarship to a woman returning to school to further her education.  The scholarship is named in memorial for long time KBPW member, Diadama Mason.  Diadama was a local school teacher and supporter of women’s issues. The applicant must be female, attending school at least part-time, and a graduate of high school for at least one year prior to attending post-secondary education.  The attending school, college, or university must be local.  Please do not apply if you do not meet the scholarship criteria.

Applications can be found here: 2015 KBPW scholarship application

If you are awarded a Diadama Mason Scholarship, KBPW invites you to be a guest at our monthly meeting to be held on March 31st at 6:30 to accept the award.  This is an opportunity for award recipients to meet and thank the members for the scholarship.

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2015

Award Amount: $2,000

Each eligible students must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: “How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?”

Essay topics and scholarship details can be found on the Assisted Living page. Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Award Amount: $1,500 understands the value of small businesses add not only to our economy but also to the communities we live and work in. So, to show their appreciation, they’re paying it forward by establishing a nationwide scholarship program to reward students  who have personal experience with small business. Three deserving individuals will win a $1,500 scholarship to use toward furthering  their education at the college or university of their choice. Each student must submit a 500- 1,000 word essay about “How small business ownership has shaped you in the person you are today.”

Visit their website: for more information.

Online Masters Programs Scholarships

Deadline and award amounts vary.

The web project includes a frequently updated database of 2,500+ scholarships for students, which can be found at:

The site also offers a four-part guide to paying for graduate school that covers the importance of accreditation for obtaining financial aid, convincing employers to pay for graduate school, and notable federal and private financial aid programs.

Newman, Anzalone & Newman General Education Scholarship 2015

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Award Amount: $500

Newman, Anzalone and Newman will be awarding a scholarship to a 2014-2015 high school graduate. Their law firm is honored to help incoming college students with this scholarship and is proud to help students reach their college goals.  To apply visit This website provides the applications and three essay topics from which to choose.

Spokeo Connections Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2015

Award Amount: $1,000

Spokeo is committed to connecting you with educators and your future. Answer one of three prompts and submit it through our site to apply. This scholarship is open to undergraduates, graduates, and high school seniors who submit the best essay addressing one of  three prompts. Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher required.

See the following link for further guidelines and application submission procedures:

Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Award Amount: $1,500

Education is important, and having a college degree can make a huge difference to your future. Financing a college education, however, can be difficult. believes in giving our youth a chance, that’s why we’re offering need-based college scholarship of $1,500. Applying for the scholarship is easy. All you have to do is answer four questions that are open-ended yet thought-provoking.

Our scholarship is open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older.  All are encouraged to apply for our scholarship – including High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners.

ACT Foundation Second-Year Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Award Amount: $1,000

The Account Control Technology Foundation is pleased to announce their Second-Year Scholarship program for first-year students who will be enrolled as college sophomores in the Fall of 2015. The guidelines and application is available for download on the ACT Foundation’s website:


Desk and Derrick Educational Trust Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Award Amount: $1,500

Applicants must have completed two years of undergraduate studies with a minimum 3.2 overall GPA. They also must be pursuing a degree in a major field of study related to qualifying for full-time employment in the petroleum, energy, or allied industries and have need of financial assistance.

Application forms are available on the ADCC ET website: