Category Archives: Outside Scholarships

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

Social Work Scholarship from Split Simple

Deadline: September 1

Amount: $500

Eligibility:

  • Open to all currently enrolled students
  • Students must be currently enrolled in a college or university program in the USA
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above at their current educational institution

Application:

Please submit a 500 to 1000-word response to this question: “What inspired me to study Social Work?”

Students should submit a letter of recommendation, unofficial transcript along with their essay response to scholarship@splitsimple.com

Questions: 

https://www.splitsimple.com/social-work-scholarship/

 

*Please review scholarship website prior to application to determine eligibility and legitimacy.

 


Modern Castle $1,000 Scholarship

Modern Castle

 

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • A currently enrolled high school (or home-schooled) senior planning on attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the US in the following year OR an undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in the US
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of this application (or already enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in the US)
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • US Citizen

Application:

To enter for a chance to win the Modern Castle $1,000 scholarship please create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) answering the following questions:

  • While you were growing up, what aspects of your home felt modern?
  • What technological trends do you think will most dramatically impact the way the modern home runs in the future?
  • What aspects of the home do you feel are most in need of modernization? Using current and / or near-future technology, how would you modernize it?

Please upload your video to YouTube and email the video link here.

Questions: https://moderncastle.com/scholarships/

 

*Please review scholarship website prior to application to determine eligibility and legitimacy.

 


The Self-Publishing School Creative Writing Scholarship

Self-Publishing School

Deadline: Annually, February 21

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are required to have at least a 2.5GPA
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific Major.

Application: Submit your application below with the required information including your 500-word maximum essay. The essay topic is your choice: It could be a message that you want to share with the world. It could be a preview of the first chapter of your book idea, a personal story or a cause that you care about!

Application Link

Questions: https://self-publishingschool.com/scholarship/

 

 

 

*Please review scholarship website prior to application to determine eligibility and legitimacy.

 


Women in STEM Bi-Annual Scholarship

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that women will hold just 20% of computing jobs by 2025.”

Deadline: March 22, 2020

Amount: $3,000

Eligibility: Women applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States to be eligible. Women must either be majoring in a STEM field or be actively engaged in personal projects or jobs in the STEM field to apply.

Application:

ESSAY TOPIC

Please write an essay that shares your career goals in STEM and how you plan on achieving them. What are your current activities in STEM fields? What is your dream job? What type of impact do you want to have in STEM fields?

ESSAY LENGTH
500–1000 words

Questions: contact@bold.org

https://bold.org/scholarship/minority-women-in-stem-bi-annual-scholarship/

 

*Please review scholarship website prior to application to determine eligibility and legitimacy.

 


Underrepresented Minority majoring in STEM Scholarship

In 2016, only 22% of degrees in STEM were earned by underrepresented minority students.

You should apply to this scholarship if you are a minority student passionate about STEM and are a believer in using technology to transform our lives for the better. We’re excited to hear your ideas, your passion, and where you see yourself contributing to this subject.

Deadline: Annually, August 15

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university or the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
    • If you are unsure if your school is accredited, you can use the US Department of Education’s search tool to see if your school features on their list. https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants should be an underrepresented minority majoring in a STEM-related subject or a high level of interest in the STEM field. If selected, there will be verification of minority status via school or other.

Application:

Application Link

  • Please write a 1,000-word essay answering the following questions:
    • How do you plan to use technology to improve the lives of others?
    • How do you feel that underrepresented groups can be encouraged to go into the STEM field?
    • What businesses do you admire that encourage minority students to pursue a career in the STEM field?
  • Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited learning institution. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note: if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.
  • Please submit Sygma Technology’s Promotion of STEM Education For Minority Students Award form linked below. Applications submitted by email may not be reviewed.

Questions: 

https://www.sygmatechnology.com/scholarship

 

*Please review scholarship website prior to application to determine eligibility and legitimacy.

 


Scholarship Available for Online Students

Deadline:

Fall Semester: July 31
Spring Semester: November 30

Amount: (6) $1,000 Scholarships

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited, 100%-online degree program or taking at least 80% of their courses online
  • Provide proof of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (most recent college GPA; otherwise, if entering first year of college, then final high school GPA)

Application and Questions:

https://thebestschools.org/the-best-schools-online-college-scholarships/

 

 

*Please review scholarship website prior to application to determine eligibility and legitimacy.

 


Scholarship for Caregivers (senioradvice.com)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Amount: $2,000

Eligibility: Students must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Spring of 2020. They must have been involved in caregiving for a family member or friend.

Application:

Email your completed questions and 2 required attachments (copy of transcript and video file) to scholarship@senioradvice.com.

The following information should be provided in the email:

Questions

  • Full name
  • Mailing address and street address, if different
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Area of study
  • Name and mailing address of the university or college accepted into for the Spring of 2020
  • Anticipated date of university or college graduation
  • Your current GPA (high school or university/college)
  • Do you agree that your application materials may be used by SeniorAdvice.com via social media, on the World Wide Web, and other media to raise awareness about senior caregiving? Yes or no

Attachments

  • Scan and attach copy of current (high school or university/college) transcript
  • Video file (.mov, .mp4, .avi, or .mpeg)(3 minutes maximum)

In video format, please provide answers to the five questions below:

  1. Please share your caregiving story with us. Who are you/have you been caring for and how do you help/have you helped care for this person?
  2. What have you learned from your experience as a caregiver? How has this experience affected you?
  3. What is a valuable piece of advice you’ve received from your aging friend or family member? What is a valuable piece of advice that you’ve given to them?
  4. What will you be studying in school in the Spring of 2020 and how has your role as a caregiver influenced your chosen career path?
  5. Why should you receive this scholarship and how will it help you?

 

 

 

https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-spring-2020

*Please review scholarship website prior to application to determine eligibility and legitimacy.

 


HotelPlanner’s Graduate Technology Scholarship for Military Veterans

HotelPlanner’s Graduate Technology Scholarship for Military Veterans – Providing $10,000 in Financial Assistance to Military Veterans and their Families Pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Related to Technology

The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans of the United States military, along with the spouse/partner and children of U.S. military veterans, who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to technology.  HotelPlanner recognizes the incomparable commitment made by the brave men and women of the military who fight to keep the country safe. As such, it is committed to support those individuals who choose to pursue a college degree and are in need of additional funds to help defray the costs of higher education.

Awarded to ten applicants (veterans or veteran’s spouses/partner and children) seeking a graduate education in an accredited degree program related to technology, two times per year – $1,000 each.

  • Summer – Apply by August 15th / Notified by September
  • Fall – Apply by December 15th / Notified March

You can find additional details on the scholarship application page: https://www.hotelplanner.com/Scholarship/


P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is a need-based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that will improve their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families.

A woman is eligible to apply for a grant from the PCE provided she:

  1. Is recommended by a P.E.O. chapter
  2. Is enrolled in a technical or degree program; not a doctoral degree program
  3. Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
  4. Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life
  5. Is within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational program
  6. Is enrolled in an educational program which, at the conclusion, will lead to employment or job advancement

Interested women should contact the local P.C.E. Chairwoman Ginny Hemmer directly at  mvstout@hotmail.com or 906-523-7091.

Additional information can be found at https://www.peointernational.org/


Fundera College Scholarship

Fundera provides financial resources and advice for small business owners.  They’re awarding $2,000 every semester to a student who sends in a 3-minute video explaining how they would grow a local small business frugally. The deadline is January 1, 2020 for the spring semester.

Here is a link to the scholarship page: https://www.fundera.com/resources/fundera-scholarship

Deadlines:

Fall Semester: June 1, 2020 (winner announced June 15, 2020)

Spring Semester: January 1, 2020 (winner announced January 15, 2020)