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Outside Scholarships

Caution: Scholarship applications that require payment or personal account information are generally scams and should be avoided. Avila University does not endorse any of the following scholarships.

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             CollegeBoard Scholarship Search

FastWeb

Federal Government Scholarship Search

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Scholarships

Hispanic College Fund

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Tool

Scholarship America

ScholarshipExperts.com

Schoolsoup

SuperCollege.com: Scholarship Search

UNCF.org for Students

GoodCall

 

Outside Scholarships

 

 

 

September 2015

 

 

Charles Moo Scholarship -- deadline September 7, 2015

In an essay, share your thoughts on how new businesses can use social media to increase revenue.

Amount of Award: $500

 

ShipDig Scholarship--deadline September 15, 2015

Submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail. Explain why this article of mail was so fascinating to you and how it has impacted your life.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

County Office Scholarship--deadline September 30, 2015

Please write a 500-1500 word essay for the following prompt: "The most important local county office to me is"  Amount of Award:  $1000

 

October 2015

 

Financial Success for Single Mothers Scholarship -- deadline October 1, 2015

Write 450-700 words for the prompt, "How Can Single Mothers Use Roth IRA's to Enhance Their Financial Position?" Visit website for more details!

Amount of Award: $750

 

Ignite AG Customers Advisory Board Scholarship--deadline October 1, 2015

Write a 300-500 word essay explaining why a student would like to enter the Marketing field.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Snap Ageny Digital Marketing Scholarship--deadline October 5, 2015

Complete a 1,000 word article discussing a cuttin-edge digital marketing tactic that is on the cusp of becoming incredibly important.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Financial Growth for LQBTQ Scholarship -- deadline October 15, 2015

Write 450-650 words for the prompt, "Five Ways LGBTQ Students Can Use Linkedin to Enhance Their Financial Position." Visit website for more details!

Amount of Award: $750

 

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest--deadline October 15, 2015

Create a three minute video on one of five topics on the website. 

Amount of Award: $500

 

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship--deadline October 15, 2015

Submit an original 500-2000 word essay online answering the following prompt: "How (*Enter A Branson Show*) Inspired Me to Realize My Dreams."

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship Program--deadline October 15, 2015

To apply for this scholarship answer three personal questions that are listed on the website.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Pelican Water Scholarship--deadline October 16, 2015

Write an essay about what would be an effective way to increase water conservation in young people.

Amount of Award: $1500(1st place), $1000(2nd place), $500(3rd place)

 

I Heart My School Scholarship--deadline October 31, 2015

Prepare a 500 word essay on why you love yoyr school. 

Amount of Award: $500

 

 

Towel Supercenter Essay Scholarship--deadline October 31, 2015

Available to first year students only. Write a 500 word essay about one of the five given topics.

Amount of Award: $500

 

American Bullion Scholarship--deadline October 31, 2015

Submit an essay that is between 500-1000 words answering the following question: Why should you trust gold to protect your retirement?

Amount of Award: $500

 

 

November 2015

 

Cristia Medical Supply Caring Nurse Scholarship--deadline November 1, 2015

Submit a 300 word essay explaining why you want to be in the field of nursing. 

Amount of Award: $500

 

Hubshout Internet Marketing Scholarship Program--deadline November 1, 2015

Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply. Student should be interested in activities regarding internet marketing. Amount of Award: $1000

 

The Flood Preparation Scholarship--deadline November 1, 2015

Submit an original 1-5 minute YouTube vide where you show one, or several ways, to prepare for a flood.

Amount of Award: $500

 

Halloween Express Fall 2015 Scholarship--deadline November 10, 2015

Write a 500-2500 word essay answering questions about the following theme: "American Exceptionalism: Is America Excetional?"

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Unmanksy Law Firm Education Scholarship--deadline November 13, 2015

Assistance for law students whose lives have been impacted by severe car accident injury. Choose from one of three essay questions and write between 600-1000 words. Applicant must also include a separate statement that is one paragragph in length about how the scholarship will help them. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Distracted Driver Awareness Scholarship--deadline November 15, 2015

Choose from one of three essay topics and submit an essay of 2000 words or less. The top five will win!

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Zumper Apartment Scholarship--deadline November 15. 2015

Submit a short essay on how you have had an impact on your student body. 

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Distracted Driver Awareness Scholarship--deadline November 15, 2015

Choose from one of three essay topics about distracted driving, and submit an essay of 2,000 words or less.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Icing on the Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship -- deadline November 30, 2015

In an essay, answer the prompt: How has breast cancer challenged you to pursue your education goals?

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Eraser Clinic Scholarship -- deadline November 30, 2015

Write a 200-400 essay on the social impact of laser tatoo removal. 

Amount of Award: $1000

 

December 2015

Apartment List Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

Submit an application answering the questions provided.

Amount of Award: $2500

 

 

"Greater Minds" Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

Applicants must have been affected by medical malpractice either personally or through a close relation. Write a one to three page essay describing in detailyour experience with medical malpractice and how it has impacted your life.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Bottar Leone Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

This scholarship is only offered to recent high school graduates with a physical or learning disability. Write a 500-1500 word essay from one of four topics.

Amount of Award: $2500

 

"Go Marketing!" Scholarship Contest -- deadline December 1, 2015

This "Go Marketing" contest requires you to create a 2+ minute video presenting your marketing plan to market "small business growth" to college students.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Berbay Scholarship Program--deadline December 1, 2015

Compose a maximum 1,000 word essay about the following: Think of a marketing or public relations campaign that was poorly executed. What went wrong? What would you have done differently? And why? Must be a marketing, public relations or communications student.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

This is only open to those who have battled any type of cancer or to those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has or is currently fighting cancer. You must submit a 500-1500 word essay or video(5 minutes maximum) answering 5 questions. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Amount of Award: $4000

 

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mothers Scholarship--deadline Dec 5, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children. 

Amount of Award: $1000

 

R&D Systems Scholarship--deadline December 11, 2015

Open to students who have declared a major in a science related field. You need to make a top ten list of why you love science and then write a 500 word or less essay on how you plan to use your degree to further advance science in your field of study.

Amount of Award: $1500

 

The International Gem Society's 2015 Clark Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

You do not need to be a gemology major to apply! You will need to submit a 1,000-word minimum essay answering the following question: In your opinion, what are the three most important scientific concepts underlying the study of gemology? For reference it is suggested you use the following website: https://www.gemsociety.org/gemstone-encyclopedia/ 

Amount of Award: $350

 

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

In a 750-1000 word essay (or Powerpoint or Prezi presentation) give a submission on the following topic: "My dream contribution to society as a lawyer."

Amount of Award: $2500

 

Soccerloco's National Scholarship Program--deadline December 19, 2015

This scholarship is only for woman. Submit a 500-700 word essay on how you have overcome challenges in academic, personal or business environments that haveequipped you with knowledge and skills to succeed in your specific area of study or industry.

Amount of Award: $2000

 

The ClickMinded Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

Available to high and college undergraduate students who are passionate about digital marketing! Study in a related field is recommended but not required. Submit the URL of the website you are working on along with a 500-1000 word essay on why you started your website why your're interested in learning digital marketing.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

 

Unhinge Hardware National Scholarship Program--deadline December 19, 2015

This scholarship is only open to women from all areas of study! Applicants must submit a 500-700 word essay on how design around you influences both life and/or business.

Amount of Award: $2000

 

Caring.com Student-Caregiver Award--deadline December 30, 2015

Caring.com is offering three scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling them about your journey.

Amount of Award: $1500

 

 

Print Award for Design Excellence--deadline December 31, 2015

This opportunity is offered for students majoring or interested in design and applied arts or graphic design. Show off your work and submit your best design!

Amount of Award: $1000

 

 

NAPS National Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Applicants must be female students. Write and submit a 500-700 word essay on how you have overcome challenges in academic, personal or businees environments that have equipped you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in your specific area of study or industry.

Amount of Award: $2000

 

 

ADT Scholarship

Write a 500-600 word essay answering a question about the future advancements of home security.

Amount of Award: $500

 

A Better America Scholarship Program December 31, 2015

Write using 200 words or less an essay about how you will better America in the future.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Save Plans Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Write a 500-1000 word essay on your worst experience at the dentist office and what could have made it better.

Amount of Award: $ 750

 

Dietspotlight Scolarship Program--deadline December 31, 2015

Prepare a 900-1500 word essay.  Please see website. 

Amount of Award: $3000

 

AGI Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Prepare a 500-1500 word essay .  Please see website. 

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Patio Furniture Covers Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

This is only open to veterans.  Prepare a 500-750 word essay from 5 different subjects (please see website)

Amount of Award: $500

 

Headset Plus Scholarship 2015--deadline December 31, 2015

Talk about yourself and why you should be awarded the scholarship in 5 minutes or less in a creative and unique YouTube video.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Smallwood, P.A. Photo Essay Contest Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Create an original photo essay that tells a story about one of the preselected topics.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

The American Graphic Institue Design Thinking Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Submit an essay of between 500 and 1500 words describing how you anticipate design thinking or digital design tools will impact you and your career choice.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Greg Baumgartner Annual Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

This scholarship targets students who are paying their way through school without parental assistance. Write a short essay (not to exceed 500 words) about yourself, your educational goals and the reasons for needing a scholarship.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Truth in Aging National Scholarship Program--deadline December 31, 2015

This scholarship is only open to female applicants. Submit a 500-700 word essay on how you have overcome challenges in academic, personal or business environments that have equipped you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in your specific area of study or industry.

Amount of Award: $2000

 

Minerva's National Scholarship Program--deadline December 31, 2015

This contest is only open to female students. Submit a 500-700 word essay on the most creative way you have overcome prejudice in a school, social, work or professional setting.

Amount of Award: $2000

 

FirstSiteGuide Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Applicants must submit an essay on the provided topic.

Amount of Award: $2,500

 

Other Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is open to undergraduates, in good academic standing, who are applying to or have been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.

Amount of Award: Up to $5000

 

Gates Millenium Scholars Program

This program selects 1,000 students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars receive personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

 

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

These scholarships are available to assist promising young talents in any field of applied music who may be musical leaders of tomorrow, including instrumentalists and vocalists.

Amount of Award: $1000-$4000

 

Innovation in Education Scholarship -- deadline the 20th of every month

Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others. Write an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

Amount of Award: $500

 

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Women pursuing a business or business-related degree who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field are eligible for this international scholarship.

Amount of Award: $1000 or $7000

 

Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship

This is a program designed to attract academically talented minority individuals into the teaching profession. Through this program, students enrolled in approved teacher education programs receive loans to assist with educational expenses. For students who meet all of the program's obligations, the loans are forgiven through conversion to a scholarship (gift aid).

Amount of Award:: up to $3000/year

 

Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards up to 80 scholarships to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Amount of Award: $350-$5000

 

Public Relations Society of America Scholarships

These scholarships are available to students involved with PRSA, public relations, and communication-related fields. Amount of Award: $300-$5000

 

Rocky Mountain Mattress

Rocky Mountain Mattress is offering an annual scholarship to the winner of the Mark A. Forester essay contest.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

SpecialCableDeals.com Scholarship Contest

This is an essay contest, created for students to compete for a scholarship for educational expenses at an accredited college or institution of higher learning. Entry is free and eligibility is not dependent upon GPA or financial need. Interested student can write a brief essay on the selected topic.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Sussle Scholarship -- deadline end of every month

Do you know a lot of stuff? It could finally pay off! This competition -- with no application and no essay -- is all about sharing what you know with the world … and your giving may just give you back a pleasant reward. Check out the website for more information!

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship -- deadline end of each month

A different essay topic every month means a new chance to win! Respond to the prompt, then promote your response for your chance to win.

Amount of Award: $1000 (monthly)

 

Wells Fargo College STEPS Sweepstakes

When you sign up to receive college tips and tools from Wells Fargo, you’ll automatically be entered in the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes. Plus, you’ll get emails with helpful information tailored to you to keep you on track with money management and college planning. Sweepstakes winners are chosen through random drawings.

Amount of Award: $1000 (40 available)