Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships include any funding from sources outside of Avila University, the State of Missouri, or the federal government. Awards from companies, foundations, civic and religious organizations, and employer tuition benefits are common examples of outside scholarships.

They can affect a student’s aid eligibility, so they must be reported to the Financial Aid Office. Outside scholarships help meet a student’s college costs, so we are required take these awards into account when determining eligibility for other aid programs.

If we have to adjust other sources of aid — which may be required under state and federal regulations — we always reduce need-based loans or work-study before reducing any gift aid, like need-based scholarships or grants.

Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are listed below in order or monthly deadline. Those at the Bottom have multiple deadlines.

June

Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship 

Submit an essay on a new business idea. Discuss why small businesses are important to the overall economy. explain your overall plan for establishing your business based on your idea, including what will be required to make it successful. 

Deadline: June 15, 2018 

Amount: $1,000

DownloadsShowbox.com Scholarship

Students must write a essay of about 1500 words on topics such as Android devices and future technology innovations and development.

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Amount: $2,500

eDoctorWeb Scholarship 

Write a 500-750 word essay about an experience from your life, and explain how it has influenced your educational and personal development. 

Deadline: June 30, 2018 

Amount:$2,500 

Annual Fishing Scholarship Program

Applicants are required to submit a essay on fishing related topics. The essay is expected to showcase deep research skills and ability to comprehend valuable information within this field.

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Amount:$2,000

Best Power Hand Tools Student Scholarship

Write an essay of 400-500 words about power tools and hand tools.

Deadline: June 30,2018 

Amount: $1000

Buy Active Twitter Followers $1000 Scholarship 

Write an essay of 600-700 words and send it to our mail ID scholarship@buyactivetwitterfollowers.com. The essay must be related to Social Media and social media promotion. 

Deadline: June 30, 2018 

Amount: $1,000

July 

Coastal Scholarship Progam

Write a 500-600 word essay about how you plan to use your education to make a positive difference in the world upon graduation. 

Deadline: July 1st, 2018 

Amount: $5,000

Direct Liquidation MBA Future Leaders Scholarship

Applicants will submit a 2-5 minute video descripiton staing there thoughts on the quote "Great business leaders create a vision, and relentlessly drivew towards its completion".

Deadline: July 5, 2018

Amount: $1,000

Kamper Estrada Helping Families Scholarship 

Write an essay in a 1,000 words or less on a situation where you have helped a family in need. this can be your own or one that you are not related to by blood or marriage. Explain your motivation behind helping this family and the steps you took to help them and how their lives were improved by your efforts. 

Deadline: 7/15/18

Amount: $500 

The Sure Oak Scholarship 

Write an essay explaining how an education from your college will help you achieve your goals. what drew you to this particular college? where do you see yourself in the next five years? how do you plan to get there? 

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Amount: $1,000

TopGun Scholarship

Applicant should submit the well written essay, info graphics or article (1000 words or more) on “Safety tips for home”. Your essay, info graphics or article will be judged on the level of freshness, creativity and uniqueness, as well as its content and  why you are interested towards our scholarship.

Deadline: July 25, 2018

Amount: $3,500

TurboTenant Housing Scholarship 

The TurboTenant Housing Scholarship awards a scholarship to current undergraduate students who will be living in off-campus housing for the upcoming school year.  If you are eligible for this scholarship make sure you fill out the application by clicking the link above. 

Deadline: July 31st, 2018 

Amount: $1,000  

August

The Fons Scholarship 

Write an essay explaining your thought on why payment apps have risen in popularity in recent years. Identify why having a payment system which integrates scheduling helps a businesses/ professional as well as its customers/clients? How do you think payment apps will be used in the future?

Deadline: August 1, 2018 

Amount: $1,000 

Personal Injury Scholarship 

Write an essay about your experience dealing with and recovering from your personal injury. How has this tragedy affected you life? What setbacks have you encountered and how have you overcome them? How might your injury impact your educational/ professional goals? 

Deadline: August 1, 2018 

Amount: $1,000

Thomas Law Offices Scholarship

To apply, you’ll need to submit a 500+ word essay on 'How can we encourage drivers to prioritize their safety and the safety of others when behind the wheel?'

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Amount: $1,000

RouterInstructions.com Annual Scholarship Program 
Write a 700- 1000 word essay on why you believe WiFi is needed in schools. 

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Amount: $1,500

The Home Team Hawaii Scholarship

Write a 1500-2000 essay about a life changing experience.  How did this experience change you as an individual?  What lessons did you learn from this experience?

Deadline:  August 1, 2018

Amount:  $1,000

Annual University Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to all students studying a Life Science field. If this applies to you complete the online application form at Anitbodies.com.  

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Amount: $2,000

Mark T. Hurt: Helping People in Need Scholarship

Write an essay about a pivot point in your life that inspired you to want to help people in need. You may also include these in your essay. In what ways did you begin helping people? What are your goals for helping people after you graduate? How is your education helping you to achieve your goals of wanting to help those in need? 

Deadline: August 1, 2018 

Amount: $1,000

The Fons Scholarship

Write a 1000 word essay on how payment apps have risen in popularity in recent years. Why do you think that is? Can you identify why having a payment system which integrates scheuduling helps a businesses/ professional as well as its customer/ clients? How do you think payment apps will be used in the future?  

Deadline: August 1, 2018 

Amount: $1,000

The Simpalm Scholarship

Write a 1000-1500 word essay about your education and mobile technology. How will you continue to use mobile application technology to move forward with your education? How has your education benefited from mobile technology? 

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Amount: $1,000

BigRentz Film Studies Scholarship 

Write an essay in 750- 1000 words on: When you think of exceptional cinematography, which film comes to mind? Why is it your favorite example of excellence in the field? explain your reasons, detailing at least one scene from the film as an example. 

Deadline: August 3, 2018 

Amount: $5,000

Erin Condren Scholarship

To quilify for this scholarship you must be currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college nursing program in the next academic year or currently attending an accredited university or college nursing program (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible).

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Amount: $3,750

The Coit 2018 Clean GIF Scholarship Contest

Design a GIF that showcases how to clean your space fast and effectively. Show us how you can turn a messy room into something presentable as quickly as possible. 

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Amount: $2,000

September

The Removals Experts Scholarship

Respond to the question "How do you plan to upgrade the society in future?" with a 700-800 word essay. You will need proof of enrollment in an undergraduate or a graduate program and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Amount: $1,000

Bestcbdoilfor Scholarship Program

Those students who are currently studying in the areas of Business, IT or Communications may be extremely interested in this scholarship program, and one doesn’t require any expertise in this area, passion for marketing, smart things or home automation content creation is enough.

Deadline: Septmber 30, 2018

Amount: $1,000

October

Avalaunch Media Scholarship

Submit an essay or video about how you created believers in yourself and your story. 

Deadline: October 1, 2018 

Amount: $1,000

Treadmillfit Digital Marketing Scholarship

Write an 500-1000 word essay on the topic "Digital Marketing and its importance in 2018"

Deadline: October 31,2018

Amount: $1,000

Kidguard For Education Scholarship Program

Choose a prompt from the KidGuard website and write a well thought out essay. 

Deadline: October 31, 2018 

Amount: $500 to $1000

November

Profisee Computer and Management Information Systems Scholarship

Intended for students who are seeking or plan to seek a degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related degree.

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Amount: $1,000

The AccountingPath.org Scholarship

Write a five paragraph essay on the role of an accountant. Click the link above for additional information.

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Amount: $1,000

The Guardian Protection Services Annual Scholarship

Available to all students who are pursuing a field that promotes safety, protection, security, technology, home and building automation, IoT, or cybersecurity. More details are attached on the link over qualifications.

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Amount: $1,001

Wiley's Accounting Student Scholarship

Must be enrolled in at least 1 accounting class. Click link for application.

Dealine: November 30, 2018

Amount: $500

Axon Optics 'Migraine Story' Scholarship

Write an essay and summit a video to your social on what a migraine is or your story of light sensitivity. 

Deadline: November 30, 2018 

Amount: $1,000

December

$2,500 College Scholarship Opportunity

Prompt: What are 3 ideas on how to better educate college students on the importance of STD awareness? 

Send a 500+ word essay answering the prompt above to scholarships@well-ex.com as a word document or PDF attachment. in the body of the email, include the following information: Full name, address, email, phone number, college name, and major of study.  

Deadline: December 1, 2018 

Amount: $2,500

Scroggins Family Law Scholarship

 What past experiences have informed your desire to help families who have to deal with family law proceedings? How does your current education plan align with your future education, career, and/or volunteer goals and aspirations? 1,000 word essay.

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Amount: $1,000

Internet Marketing Scholarship 2018 

To participate in this scholarship program, you have to write an article on. "What in your opinion will be the most popular internet marketing trends in 2019? discuss your reasoning?" 

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Amount: $1,000

ARC Offers $500 College/University Scholarship

This is NOT a GPA based scholarship. Submit a case study over several famous people who have overcome addiction or alcoholism in 500-1000 words.

Deadline: December 14, 2018

Amount: $500

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to support one hardworking, high achieving college student who lives with dissabilities. 

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Amount: $1,000

The Newsome Melton $1,500 Student Leadership Scholarship

Submit a resume documenting leadership expirence, training and accomplishments. Be sure to read the terms and conditions before you agree to them. Choose an essay topic from the ones provided on their site. Essay must be 500 to 1,000 words.

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Amount: $1,500

The Newsome Melton $1,500 Student Leadership Scholarship

Must have a history of leadership and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. To be considered you need to be currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university.

Dealine: December 15, 2018

Amount: $1,500

John W. Tumelty 2018 Cancer Survivor College Scholarship

Write an essay over the following topics. What would you tell a person who just yesterday learned of their cancer diagnosis? What was the most powerful piece of advice you received during the time your family was dealing with cancer? what is one way that cancer has reshaped or altered your plans for the future? 

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Amount: $1,000 

Medical Malpractice Help Community Service Scholarship

Write an essay on community service.  Must have a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Amount: $1,500

Unique Ways to Market a Business for Sale $500 Scholarship Offer

Come up with a unique way to market a business for sale in an essay of no more than 1,500 words. Be creative!

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Amount: $500

FP Essay Writing Scholarship 

Write an essay about the important aspects of personal and home security. 

Deadline: December 20, 2018

Amount: $3,750

JustFundraising Scholarship

All entries that meet the proper requirements will automatically recieve $25. Write a 500 words essay about a fundraiser that you were involved in and had a significant impact on you or the cause of the fundraiser.  

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Amount: $500

Digital Marketing Scholarship Program

The canidate must be currently enrolled or attending a College/Unversity. Write an essay from one of the four topics connected to the link for this scholarship. 

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: December 31, of every year.

Multiple Deadlines

Custody X Change Scholarship

The Custody X Change Giving Program awards three scholarships to single parents each year.

Term Amount Deadline Awarded By
Spring $1000 Dec 31 Jan 31
Summer $500 Apr 30 May 31
Fall $1000 Aug 31 Sep 30

The scholarship application window is open all year; each semester's application window opens right after the previous semester's deadline.

Where to Mail Outside Scholarship Awards

If you have received a scholarship from an outside donor, please use the following address:

Avila University
Business Office

Outside Scholarship
11901 Wornall Rd

Kansas City, MO 64145

Please request that outside scholarship checks are made payable to Avila University

Be sure to give your donor your student identification number and ask them to include it with your award

It's helpful if the donor includes a letter explaining the award terms when they send the award check to campus

Avoid Scams

Every year students and their families lose money to scam artists posing as legitimate scholarship funding agencies. To avoid being defrauded, be cautious about suspicious scholarship offers.

It might be a scam if:

  • You have to spend money to get money. Legitimate scholarship providers don't charge application fees, "redemption" fees or up-front taxes; nor do they ask students to make investments.
  • They want bank account or credit card information. Trustworthy donors won't ask for a credit card number to "hold" your award.
  • It's guaranteed. No one can guarantee that you'll receive a scholarship, and any promise of a money-back guarantee is a red flag.
  • You can't find the information anywhere else. Scholarship agencies don't keep information secret; they want to award scholarships. If a service promises to provide funds no one else knows about, be suspicious. 
  • You win a contest you don't remember entering. If you receive a message saying you've been selected for an award or you're a finalist in a competition you've never heard of, it might be a scam.
  • It sounds too good to be true. Trust your instincts. If you're suspicious about an offer, you probably have a good reason.

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  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

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