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.

Students must report all outside scholarships from sources other than the federal, state and university programs. Need-based aid may be reduced when a student receives a combination of need based aid and outside scholarships that exceed their financial need. In addition, a reduction of merit awards may occur if the total of all tuition-specific awards exceeds the total cost of tuition or if the value of all awards (including the outside scholarships) exceeds the total cost of attendance. If you have any questions, please see the Award Information Guide

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.

Expand all   |   Collapse all  


Business

The Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount: $3,750
Deadline: 2/28/2022

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient, be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native. Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 9 units or more per semester/quarter. Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist). MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, or public relations. Must have a minimum of two academic semesters or one year (not including summer semesters) left to complete his/her master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in May 2022.https://www.lagrantfoundation.org/Graduate%20Scholarships

Dental

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

 

There are currently no engineering scholarships available. 

Graduate Students

The Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount: $3,750
Deadline: 2/28/2022

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient, be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native. Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 9 units or more per semester/quarter. Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist). MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, or public relations. Must have a minimum of two academic semesters or one year (not including summer semesters) left to complete his/her master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in May 2022. https://www.lagrantfoundation.org/Graduate%20Scholarships

Health Care

Nurses Education Funds Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 2/1/2022

Open to master’s and Doctoral students. Applicant must be a current RN license/Registration from any state within the USA. Must have a National professional nursing association membership – such as the American Nurses Association, or specialty organization and/or evidence of international honor society membership (Sigma Theta Tau International). Proof of current citizenship or legal residency status.
https://www.n-e-f.org/how-to-apply.html

Indian Health Services Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 2/28/2022

Open to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students.
https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/apply/

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

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

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

Warren Billy Cherry Scholarship Fund 
Amount: Varies 
Deadline: 3/11/2022

Open to graduating senior or graduate of Evanston Township High School, ETHS student with G.E.D. Applicant must be pursuing a associates, bachelors or graduate degree in education or youth work ad enrolled as a full-time student. 
https://cherryscholarship.org/application-form/

Miscellaneous

Education Accessibility Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2021

Applicant must be currently enrolled (or enrolled prior to the scholarship deadline) at an accredited institution, including with the intent to complete either a two- or four-year program at any junior college, community college, paralegal programs, undergraduate program, or graduate program anywhere in the United States. Must be the first in your family to attend a four-year college and have good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA or above
https://cttrialfirm.com/education-accessibility-scholarship/

The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 12/31/2021

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Applicant must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother. All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.
https://littlebundle.com/pages/supermom-scholarship#

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 1/9/2022

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application.
https://ronbrown.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2022-RBSP-Application.pdf

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 1/14/2022

Open to graduating high school seniors in the United States, where that state has an active JCI Senate program. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this scholarship.
http://www.usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program

Mensa Foundation Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 1/15/2022

Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/us-scholarships/

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: 1/22/2022

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas.
https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/eligibility-and-requirements

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: 1/24/2022

Applicant must demonstrate desire and a plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. Law school students are not eligible. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Must be a current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (includes San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties). Applicant must be planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college, university or police academy as a full-time student. Must be a United States Citizen.
https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/johnson

Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: 1/24/2022

Open to applicant who consider themselves as a "late bloomer" and who demonstrates academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement during high school or college and community involvement. Must have a maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Demonstrated financial hardship. Must be a graduating high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County, San Francisco County, or Santa Clara County who is planning to enroll or enrolled in two- or four-year college, university or vocational school as a full-time student. And be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/ruppert

K.C. Kinch Scholarship
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: 1/24/2022

Applicant must be a current graduating senior residing in East Palo Alto or high school graduate who resided in East Palo Alto during high school and who is planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university, or technical school, as a full-time student. Must have a cumulative H.S. grade point average of 3.0 – 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial hardship. And must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/kckinch

Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: 1/24/2022

Demonstrated community involvement over a period of several years. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Demonstrated financial hardship. Must be a graduating high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County. Planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a four-year college or university as a full-time student. Must be a United States citizen.
https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/baumeister

Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: 1/24/20022

Applicant must demonstrate passion for creative writing. Open to graduating high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a four-year college or university as a full-time student. Must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/gugliotta

Delta Theta Chi Sorority
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 2/1/2021

Applicants must reside in the United States, or a Territory of the United States, and have the following: a high scholastic average, evidence of financial need, currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college.
https://www.deltathetachi.org/scholarships

Nurses Education Funds Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 2/1/2021

Open to master’s and Doctoral students. Applicant must be a current RN license/Registration from any state within the USA. Must have a National professional nursing association membership – such as the American Nurses Association, or specialty organization and/or evidence of international honor society membership (Sigma Theta Tau International). Proof of current citizenship or legal residency status.
https://www.n-e-f.org/how-to-apply.html

American Meteorological Society Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: 2/4/2022

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2022 are eligible to apply. Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Marine Biology is not eligible. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/ams-minority-scholarships/

The Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount: $3,750
Deadline: 2/28/2022

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient, be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native. Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 9 units or more per semester/quarter. Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist). MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, or public relations. Must have a minimum of two academic semesters or one year (not including summer semesters) left to complete his/her master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in May 2022.
https://www.lagrantfoundation.org/Graduate%20Scholarships

Indian Health Services Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 2/28/2022

Open to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students.
https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/apply/

Warren Billy Cherry Scholarship Fund 
Amount: Varies 
Deadline: 3/11/2022

Open to graduating senior or graduate of Evanston Township High School, ETHS student with G.E.D. Applicant must be pursuing a associates, bachelors or graduate degree in education or youth work ad enrolled as a full-time student. 
https://cherryscholarship.org/application-form/

Southwest Airlines® Scholarship Opportunities
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: 3/18/2022

Applicant must demonstrate career interest in the airline industry through one or more of the following: acceptance into a degree program, major, or trade specialty that prepares for careers within the airline industry (including but not limited to: frontline operations, customer service and hospitality, aircraft maintenance, dispatch, engineering, flight operations; as well as corporate positions such as finance, technology, human resources, marketing, sales, and communications.) Demonstrated vocational interest or personal aspirations in the airline industry through internship, work, or extracurricular experiences. Must be 24 or younger at the time the applications are due. Must be attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university in a vocational, 2-year or 4-year program in the upcoming fall or spring semester. Minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA (if currently enrolled in classes). Special consideration is given to applicants who identify as black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC), are first-generation college students, and are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.
https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/southwest-airlines-scholarships

AIGC – Empowering Scholars Initiative Student Relief Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Ongoing

Recognizing the continued effects of the international pandemic of COVID-19 and the daily realities of Native college students during these times, American Indian Graduate Center established the Student Relief Scholarship. Must be pursuing either an associate, bachelors, masters, doctorate, or other terminal or professional degrees in any field of study. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a U.S. accredited non-profit institution. Must provide proof of full-time enrollment through an uploaded copy of their current course schedule. Documents should include the student’s institution, name, and student ID for verification. Must be a federally or state-recognized enrolled Tribal member or 1st/2nd generation descendant. Must provide proof of enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card, Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC), OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office.
https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships/graduate-students/

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

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

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