Category Archives: Outside Scholarships

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Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Deadline: December 1 and June 1

Awards: 2 @$1,000

Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.

Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays in answering the following questions:

How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?

The essay needs to be between 600-1000 words, and must be received by Giva no later than June 1st or December 1st of each year. A current resume must also be included with the essay. Giva will choose the scholarship winners and will award the scholarships by August 15th and February 15th of each year. Students can only apply once in any 12-month period.

Please visit their site for more information and to complete the application.

SAE International Scholarships

Deadline: January 15 for Freshman year of college and February 15 for Sophomore through graduate years.

Awards: vary

SAE International awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Funded through the SAE Foundation, these scholarships encourage academic excellence.

  • SAE offers two groups of scholarships, both endowed through the SAE Foundation:
    • Freshman year of college
    • Sophomore through graduate years
  • Each scholarship is endowed (created and funded) by an individual, company, or organization. As such, they determine the eligibility requirements (not SAE).

Students must prepare an application packet through SAE International. Please visit SAE’s scholarship page for more information.

William R. Nagel Scholarship for first-year students from Wisconsin

Deadline: November 15

Eligibility: Graduates of an Appleton, WI High School (Appleton West, Appleton North, Appleton East, Fox Valley Lutheran or St. Francis Xavier) who are current freshman at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI.

Award amount: $1,000

Selection: Recipient is selected by the Community Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee and will be based on the student’s financial need and academic achievement.

Background: The William R. Nagel Scholarship is in memory of Bill Nagel who graduated from East High School in Appleton in 1979 and from Michigan Technological University in 1984 with a B.S.E.E. degree in Computer Design. Bill had worked for Boeing Airplane Company in Seattle for a short time and then spent the rest of his years as a Product Engineering Supervisor with the Buick Division of General Motors. He suffered an untimely death in 1997. He was an outstanding son and enjoyed a number of non-work activities including snorkeling, golf, handball, and dancing. It is the desire of the family to remember the best times in Bill’s life by helping others in a small way to attend Michigan Technological University.

To apply visit the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region 

National Physical Science Consortium (NSPC) graduate fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering

Deadline: December 5, 2015

Award Amounts: variable

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 expense allowance; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

Please visit  the NPSC Web site for more information and application details.

Marine Corps League 2015 Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2015

Award Amount: variable

The Keweenaw Detachment #1016 Marine Corps League has available scholarships to be awarded for 2015 to those who are pursuing post secondary education/training at a recognized institution, and who meet the eligibility requirements. Please see the scholarship announcement: Marine Corps League 2015 Scholarship Announcement-1a. The application is also available: Marine Corps League 2015 Scholarship Application-1a .


P.E.O International Grants and Loans for Women Students

Deadline: rolling

Award Amount: Variable

The P.E.O. International Houghton Chapter has several grants and loans available for women students at Michigan Tech. Please visit their web site here  and contact Susan Beck at for more details and application instructions.

P.E.O. was founded in 1869 by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Today, P.E.O. has grown to nearly a quarter of a million members in chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, with headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Their focus is to help women to achieve education.

The Builders Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2015. Finalists are required to attend an in-person interview at their offices (ideally next January) in Chicago.  Winners will be notified by April 2016.

Amount: $4,000/year per student.  Renewable up to two years.

The Builders Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that the application period for its 2015-2016 scholarship cycle is now open.  Since 2003, they have provided almost $220,000 in assistance to 49 deserving students pursuing engineering/construction management degrees at accredited Midwestern universities.

Please note the following eligibility requirements:

  •  Applicant must be college sophomore or junior seeking a career in construction (construction management, civil engineering, or mechanical engineering)
  • Applicant must have attended a Chicago area high school (see rules page for complete county listing)
  • Applicant must be a full-time student and either a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States.

If you have any questions, please contact their office at 773-444-0465.

Application for scholarship available here: Builders Scholarship Foundation 2016 Application


Award: $1000

Deadline: September 24th 2015

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Any U.S. resident enrolled in a university within the 50 states or the District of Columbia can apply for this scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student

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Insights in Marketing

Award: $1,200

Deadline: December 31st 2015

Insights in Marketing, a research-based marketing consultancy are offering a $1,200 scholarship to one U.S. college student studying marketing, business or communications. 

Describe a marketing or advertising campaign you admire. How would you completely describe the target audience for the campaign?  How do you think the target audience informed the brand’s choice of messaging?

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