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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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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Scholarships

Hispanic College Fund

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Tool

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UNCF.org for Students


Outside Scholarships



July 2015



Dolman Law Scholarship--deadline July 22, 2015

Create a 2-3 minute video essay on texting and driving.  Amount of Award: $1,100


LaMantia Law Firm Single Parent Scholarship--deadline July 27, 2015

This scholarship is for single parents who are going against the odds to go back to school, or continue to pursue a higher education. Applicant must write a short essay describing their circumstances. Amount of Award $1000


The Reiter & Walsh Birth Injury "Caring for Life" Annual Scholarship--deadline July 31, 2015

Available to students who sustained a birth injury or who has a family member affected by a birth injury. Write a one to three page essay describing the birth injury you or an immediate family sustained and how it has affected your life.


Doctor on Demand -- deadline July 31, 2015

Submit an essay based on the given prompt. Amount of Award: $5000


Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism--deadline July 31, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on several topics found on the website.  Amount of Award $1000


Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship -- deadline July 31, 2015

Submit an essay indicating why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Amount of Award: $500 for books, 2 $100 honorable mention awards


Auger  & Auger Disabled Scholar Award--deadline July 31, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on several topics found on the website.  Amount of Award  $1000


EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship--deadline July 31, 2015

This scholarship is for students diagnosed with Epilepsy ( any form)  submit a video essay  on several topics. Please refer to the website.  Amount of Award $1000


Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Service College Book Scholarship -- deadline July 31, 2015

Intended for those employed in a public service position. Submit an essay indicating why you deserve to be the scholarship recipient. Amount of Award: $500 for books, 2 $100 honorable mentions


Icing on the Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship -- deadline July 31, 2015

In an essay, answer the prompt: How has breast cancer challenged you to pursue your education goals? Amount of Award: $1000


The Tix Team Traffic Attorneys -- deadline July 31, 2015

Complete an essay on the related topic. Amount of Award: $1000


Katz and Phillips Single Parent Schoarship -- deadline July 31, 2015

Complete an essay on the related topic. Amount of Award: $1000


The Andrew Flusche Scholarship--deadline July 31, 2015

Create a PSA which raises awareness of the consequences of drunk driving.

Amount of Award $500


Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award--deadline July 31, 2015

Prepare a 600 word essay on what you think is the most disruptive mobile technology of 2014 and how is it a game changer.  Amount of Award: $500


Study Web 2015 Scholarship Essay Competition--deadline July 31, 2015

Prepare a 1200 word essay on how you think the internet will change mankind in the next 10 years.  Amount of Award $500


August 2015


A Better Chicago Scholarship--deadline August 1, 2015

Please see website for details.  Amount of Award $2000


Entrepreneurs Change Lives Scholarship--deadline August 1, 2015

Write a 200-300 word essay on how entrepreneurship can bring awareness and action to social issues. 

Amount of Award: $1000


2015 Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship -- deadline August 1, 2015

Awarded to an aspiring nurse currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program. Submit an essay about how nurses can make a difference in people's lives. Amount of Award: $1000


Lovenberg Law Medical Malpractice Scholarship--deadline August 1, 2015

Write a one to three page essay on how medical malpractice has impacted your life.  Amount of Award: $1000


Wholesale Halloween Costume Scholarship--deadline August 12, 2015

Choose a product image from the companies website and create a humerous meme.

Amount of Award: $500


Agni Ayurveda Scholarship 2015--deadline August 15, 2015

Available only to 2014-2015 high school graduates. Write a 500 word minimum essay from one of three provided topics.

Amount of Award: $500


Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship--deadline August 15, 2015

Provide a 500-word essay in PDF form answering the following question: What steps can lawmakers take to help prevent financial elder abuse from becomin an even larger problem in the future?

Amount of Award: $2,500

Stroble Law Firm, P.C.--deadline August 15, 2015

Submit a 500-word essay about what types of legal penalties you believe would effectively deter drivers from texting.

Amount of Award: $500 bi-yearly


Asbestos Scholarship--deadline August 20, 2015

In an essay of 750 words bring light to the issues surrounding mesothelioma and raise awareness about the disease. 

Amount of Award  $3000 first place $2000 second place


Healthcare Administration Degree Scholarship Program August 30, 2015

Write a 500 word essay about the future prospect of Healthcare Administration. Must also provide additional documentation about academic achievements.

Amount of Award: $3000


Herolocity Scholarship--deadline August 30, 2015

Your major must be Business, Marketing, or a related field. Also, you must have volunteered at a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at least once in the past calender year OR helped a small business with no payment accepted. You will need to write a 1,000 word case study of how a real business created a marketing strategy for their business and the outcome of their strategy. GPA must be 3.2 or above.

Amount of Award: $1000


The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success -- deadline August 31, 2015

In an essay, share how your current courses are working toward acheiving your career aspirations. Amount of Award: $1000


Commerce Bank Scholarship Giveaway--deadline August 31, 2015

Simply submit your name, address and some personal information.  Amount of Award  $1000


Moxie Customer Service Scholarship -- deadline August 31, 2015

Submit a 500 word essay that describes an instance when you provided above and beyond customer service and the outcome of that experience. Amount of Award $500


Plushbeds Scholarship

Submit a 1000 word essay on how one person can make a difference for the environment.  Amount of Award $1000


September 2015


Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship -- deadline September 1, 2015

Submit an essay or poem centered around the theme of why disability awareness is important. Amount of Award: $500 (2 available)


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 Amount: $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.

Award Amount: $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


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 Financila 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


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

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

Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply. Student should be interested in activities regarding internet marketing. 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

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


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


"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


"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

Caring.com Student-Caregiver Award 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

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.

Amound 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.

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). Award Amount: 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)