Private scholarship opportunities

Private outside scholarships are facilitated through the Office of Student Financial Aid and outside organizations. Spanning a variety of different disciplines, students should be aware that private offerings have different application requirements, deadlines and qualifications.

The following lists are by no means exhaustive, but offer many unique scholarship opportunities across various areas of study. To research other scholarship opportunities, please visit these websites.

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Business

There are currently no outside scholarships for business students at this time. 

Dental

Sarasota Dentistry Dental Scholarship Essay Contest
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: 12/15/2020

The Scholarship is available to pre-dental and dental students who is currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited US university or college. Employees or family members of employees at Sarasota Dentistry are disqualified from applying for the scholarship.
https://www.sarasotadentistry.com/dental-scholarship-essay-contest/

The F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
Amount:  Full-tuition and monthly stipend
Deadline:  No Deadline

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be enrolled full-time and qualify to become a commissioned officer.  Student must be pursuing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology.  The U.S. Army Medical Department will pay 100 percent of tuition for a graduate-level health care degree and a $2,000 monthly stipend.  Recipient is obligated to serve one year of active duty for every year the scholarship is received.
www.goarmy.com

Engineering

Association for Iron & Steel Technology Steel Intern Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: 10/31/2020

Applicants must be in the following engineering/engineering technology majors: metallurgy, materials science, electrical, mechanical, chemical, industrial, environmental, computer science, data science, and safety. Applications will be accepted from university freshmen, sophomore and junior applicants, and seniors planning to attend graduate school. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate program. Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicant must be a citizen of a NAFTA country (USA, Canada, Mexico)
https://www.aist.org/students-faculty/scholarships/steel-internships-and-scholarships

Graduate Students

Graduate School Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Applicant may be any current student who is working towards a graduate-level degree.
www.graduateprograms.com/scholarship/

Health Care

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/1/2020

Must either be applying to a nursing program for enrollment the following year or currently enrolled in a nursing program that you will continue to be enrolled in through the following academic year.
https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/#nursing

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team Physical Therapist Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/1/2020

Must either be applying for a physical therapy or occupational therapy academic program for enrollment the following year or currently be enrolled in this type of program and remain enrolled through the following academic year.
https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/#physical

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Amount:  $2,500
Deadline:  Quarterly

The scholarship is open to nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree program in nursing with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.  

www.aftercollege.com

Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Scholarship
Amount:  $5,000
Deadline:  Quarterly

Applicant must be admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program and must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA.

www.aacn.nche.edu

Navy Nurse Candidate Program
Amount:  Up to $34,000
Deadline: No deadline

Undergraduate nursing students have the opportunity to earn up to $34,000 while completing their BSN Nursing degree.  Participants would have a guaranteed job as a Nurse immediately after receiving BSN.  For more information, contact Chief Alvin Miles at 847-513-2687 or Alvin.l.miles@navy.mil or Chief Bradley Beckman at 847-562-6518 or Bradley.beckman@navy.mil.

Scholarships for Nursing Students
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Ongoing

Multiple scholarship listings are posted on the following website.
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/nursing-programs/scholarships/

Law

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team Law School Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/1/2020

Must either be applying to law school for enrollment the following year or currently be enrolled in law school and will continue to be enrolled in law school through the following academic year.
https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/#law

The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Ongoing

Application is open to all students.
https://www.theblanchlawfirm.com/the-blanch-law-firm-scholarship-award/

Teacher Education

There are currently no outside scholarships for Teacher Education students at this time

Miscellaneous

Horatio Alger Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 10/26/2020

Applicant must be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution). Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and be a United States citizen
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/66358-Horatio-Alger-Association

Association for Iron & Steel Technology Steel Intern Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: 10/31/2020

Applicants must be in the following engineering/engineering technology majors: metallurgy, materials science, electrical, mechanical, chemical, industrial, environmental, computer science, data science, and safety. Applications will be accepted from university freshmen, sophomore and junior applicants, and seniors planning to attend graduate school. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate program. Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicant must be a citizen of a NAFTA country (USA, Canada, Mexico)
https://www.aist.org/students-faculty/scholarships/steel-internships-and-scholarships

American Indian Services Scholarship
Amount: $500 - $2,000
Deadline: 11/1/2020

Applicant must be Enrolled or will enroll as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college, or technical school. Incoming freshman who have been accepted to are invited to apply. Applicant must be a one-quarter enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe who is enrolled as an undergraduate with no more than 150 semester credits. Applicant must maintain a minimum 2.25 GPA.
https://www.americanindianservices.org/students/ais-scholarship/

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team Nursing Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/1/2020

Must either be applying to a nursing program for enrollment the following year or currently enrolled in a nursing program that you will continue to be enrolled in through the following academic year.
https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/#nursing

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team Law School Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/1/2020

Must either be applying to law school for enrollment the following year or currently be enrolled in law school and will continue to be enrolled in law school through the following academic year.
https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/#law

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team Physical Therapist Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/1/2020

Must either be applying for a physical therapy or occupational therapy academic program for enrollment the following year or currently be enrolled in this type of program and remain enrolled through the following academic year.
https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/#physical

Ottinger Employment Lawyers Annual Scholarship Contest
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/1/2020

Applicants must be either out-going high school seniors (graduating in the summer of 2020) OR students currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school as of the start of the Fall 2020 semester.
https://www.ottingerlaw.com/undergrad-scholarship-contest/

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Monthly

Applicant must be a junior or senior high school or college student with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Monthly

Applicant may be any student enrolled in college.
http://survivingmesothelioma.com

SchoolTutoring Academy College Scholarship
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  Monthly

Applicant may be any graduating high school senior, or a current college freshman, sophomore or junior between the ages of 16 and 22.

http://schooltutoring.com

Sleeping Angels Co. Scholarship
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  Monthly

Applicant may be any student currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
http://sleepingangelsco.com

Graduate School Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Applicant may be any current student who is working towards a graduate-level degree.
www.graduateprograms.com/scholarship/

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Amount: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Open to new and amateur science fiction and fantasy artists.
www.writersofthefuture.com

OMAP's Health Care Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Quarterly

Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and enrolled in a Health Care related field.
www.onlinemedicalassistantprograms.net/health-care-scholarship/

OppU Achievers Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Quarterly

Applicant may be any U.S. citizen who is enrolled full or part-time in a college, university or trade school with a 3.0 GPA.
www.opploans.com/scholarship/

Tobacco-Free Life Academic Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  Quarterly

Applicant may be any undergraduate or graduate student aged 18 years or older who is accepted or enrolled in a U.S. college or university.

https://tobaccofreelife.org

VIP Voice Scholarship Sweepstakes
Amount:  $5,000
Deadline:  Quarterly

Participant may be anyone aged 13 years of age or older.  Participant must become a registered member of VIP Voice.

www.vipvoice.com

Writers of the Future Contest
Amount: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Open to new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy.
www.writersofthefuture.com

DoSomething.org Scholarships
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Varies

DoSomething.org offers entry into various scholarship drawings throughout the year for participating in campaigns. Applicant may be a high school or college student age 26 years or younger.
www.dosomething.org

Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Several scholarships available to high school seniors from the Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Deadlines for the scholarships vary throughout the year.
http://oshkoshareacf.org

Scholarships for Minority Students
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Various scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students from different backgrounds.
http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-minorities/

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Several fellowships are available.
www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/

The Advocacy Training for Interns Program
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: No deadline

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student studying in the field of law who has an interest in helping others, has a passion for participating and improving the practice of law and dispute resolution and is highly motivated.
www.peopleclaim.com

Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation Education Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: No deadline

This scholarship provides funding assistance for tuition and enrollment fees relevant to continuing education in a non-traditional or non-degree format for members of the Wisconsin bleeding disorder community. It is intended to enable people affected by bleeding disorders, or their immediate family members, to enhance career advancement. This program not only targets individuals with bleeding disorders, but also parents of young children and spouses of individuals with bleeding disorders. Applicants must be a Wisconsin resident or attend a Wisconsin Hemophilia Treatment Center.
www.glhf.org

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: No deadline

Applicants must be a child of a law enforcement agent/officer or firefighter who lost his/her life or was permanently disabled in the line of duty. Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree, certificate or diploma at any accredited college, university or technical institution in the U.S. Candidates must be registered as a full-time student during the entire academic year and maintain a 2.5 GPA out of a 4.0 scale. Applicants must reside and attend school in the U.S.
http://www.nleafcf.org

Nuclear Propulsion Naval Officer Candidate Program
Amount: $4,200 per month
Deadline:  No Deadline

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  All majors eligible with one year of Calculus and one year of Calculus Based Physics.  $15,000 sign-on bonus for select positions.  For more information contact Andrew Dzyuba at 224-224-4912 or andrew.dzyuba@navy.mil.

Standout Student College Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: No deadline

Applicant must be a current high school senior that intends to enroll full-time at a four-year college and who has a minimum GPA of 2.0. The student must engage in some kind of activity that other teenagers don't typically do.
www.collegepeas.com

The F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
Amount: Full Tuition and Monthly Stipend
Deadline: No Deadline

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be enrolled full-time and qualify to become a commissioned officer. Student must be pursuing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology. The U.S. Army Medical Department will pay 100 percent of tuition for a graduate-level health care degree and a $2,000 monthly stipend. Recipient is obligated to serve one year of active duty for every year the scholarship is received.
www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html

Three Sentence Essay Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: No Deadline

Applicant may be any U.S. high school or college student age 16 years or older.
www.shmoop.com/college/zinch-three-sentence-essay-scholarship.html

STDCheck's HIV-Positive Student Scholarship
Amount:  $250 - $5,000
Deadline:  No deadline

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is HIV positive and is currently enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in the following semester at a U.S. college or university.

www.stdcheck.com