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 Scholarship Opportunities
Scholarships are listed below in order or monthly deadline. Those at the Bottom have multiple deadlines.
Digital Marketing Scholarship Program
The candidate must be currently enrolled in or attending a College/University. Write an essay from one of the four topics connected to the link for this scholarship.
Deadline: December 31, of every year.
First, Write 350-500 words lengthy article on “What are the benefits of reading books“. You can write a longer article if you want.
Deadline: December 7th, 2019.
Qualifying students must be of Hispanic decent. Program awards college scholarships to full time students from the Greater Kansas City area.
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Applicant must be attending a college, university or high school. Each applicant may complete the survey only once. Applicant must complete the survey in full to be eligible.
Deadline: March 1st, 2019
Candidate can be an undergraduate female from any major. Must be full-time student at an accredited US college/university.
Deadline: April 30,2019
Create content for content marketing or make a video for product advertising.
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Each applicant must submit a persuasive essay describing why they deserve to be awarded the scholarship.
Deadline: June 15, 2019
The Custody X Change Giving Program awards three scholarships to single parents each year.
|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.
If you have received a scholarship from an outside donor, please use the following address:
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
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.