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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

August 

Wakeford Gelini Driver Safety Scholarship 

Write a 1,000 word blog post covering “10 Tips for Driver Safety in 2019.” Your work should be original and should include at least one original graphic or image.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 1, 2020 

MIS Insurance scholarship 

In less than 500 words, tell us about your goals, dreams, and how this scholarship can help you reach them

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 31, 2019

September

Annual FishingTik Scholarship Program

Write a detailed, 3-page essay on the environmental consequences of harmful Fishing practices on a highly vulnerable ecosystem, or on any Fishing related topic.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 10, 2020

Needle & Ellenberg Excellence in the Face of Adversity Scholarship

Answer the following prompt and questions in an essay of 1,000 words or less: Describe the person or a group of people who inspired you to want to help people who are facing adversity.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 15, 2020

Storage Area Annual Scholarship

Please write an 800 to 1,500 word essay on any one of the topics below:
General: Self-storage allows you to organize and free up living space. How can college students utilize a storage unit to increase productivity and decrease stress?

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 1, 2020

October 

Seoresller Digital Project Manager Scholarship

write an essay of no more than 1000 words addressing this topic:

The Biggest Challenge Facing Digital in 2019

What is the biggest challenge facing digital workers. Why?

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Housecall Pro Scholarship

Create a short video telling us how you plan to go from good to great or Write a 700+ word essay on “The Importance of Technology to Service Professionals

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: October 1, 2020

November

Lowenberg Law Firm Workforce Scholarship

Write an essay between 750-1000 words addressing the following question(s):

As you look ahead to finishing school and entering your chosen profession, what is it that will set you apart from others in the same field? What will you do to bring unique value to your work? What will you do to prevent being just mediocre in your vocation?

What is the biggest challenge facing digital workers. Why?

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: November 1, 2020

The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal College Scholarship

Submit an essay of at least 750 word, but not more than 1,000 words on the following topic:

What unique qualities and perspective will you bring to your chosen profession that will cause you stand out from the crowd?

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: November 1, 2020

The Find Answering Service Connectivity Scholarship

Write a 1,000 word essay on the following: Why is connectivity so important today? How will communication technology evolve in the future? What technology or types of communication do you use to connect with others?

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: November, 2020

December

Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay answering the following question: If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

Joe Durham Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay answering the following question: If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make? This award seeks female students with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity or faith, obtain the degree of their choice.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

Schneider Hammers Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay addressing the following essay topic: Personal injuries greatly affect victims and their loved ones, not only physically, but emotionally and financially as well. For many, the road to recovery is not an easy one. Describe a difficult period in your life and how you were able to persevere and move forward.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

Winters & Yonkers Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay describing how your make a difference through community involvement.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

The Ted A. Greve Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay describing how your career goals evolved over the years and brought you to where you are now.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

Asheville Recovery Center

Write a 750-word maximum essay describing how you have been affected by addiction in your life.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

Bethune Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay describing how a mentor or coach has impacted your life.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

John B. Jackson Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay addressing the following topic: Many times in life, we are faced with hardships and challenges. Describe a difficult period in your life and how you were able to overcome this time.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

Nettles Morris Law Firm Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word minimum to 2500-word maximum essay addressing what traits you have that will enhance your education and future employment. This scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage to obtain the degree of their choice. 

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

CAIL Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay addressing why education matters to your community. This scholarship is designed to assist minority, specifically African American, students obtain the degree of their choice. 

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

The Weinstein Firm Annual Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay describing something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community. This scholarship is open to female students with diverse backgrounds and studying majors which have traditionally been underrepresented.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

McDonald Worley Scholarship

Write a 750-word maximum essay answering the following prompt: if you have the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make? This scholarship is open to female students with diverse backgrounds and studying majors which have traditionally been underrepresented.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

The Easton & Easton College Scholarship

Write a 750 to 1,000 word essay on the following questions: What are the top three skills you are working to cultivate that will hep you achieve your career goals?

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 31st, 2020

Agent Media Internet Marketing Scholarship 

 Write an article on the topic given below.

“What in your opinion will be the most popular Internet Marketing trends in 2020? Discuss your reasoning.

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline December 1st, 2020

The Ashoori Law Good Deeds Scholarship

Please write an essay of between 750 to 1,000 words introducing yourself, explaining your act of kindness, the impact it has had, and how it has shaped you.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Ipe Woods Scholarship

Write a 3 page essay discussing the following topics: How can we prevent drunk driving? What can be done to raise awareness about intoxicated driving? Inform people about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Seoreseller Digital Marketing Scholarship Program

Applicants must submit an essay of at least 500 works discussing the impact of digital marketing on their chosen field of study.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Hey Tutor Scholarship

Write an essay of 1200+ words on the topic "How to Choose the Best Private Tutor for Your Child"

Amount: $500

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Guides4Homeowners Scholarship

Write an essay of 1200+ words on the topic “Six Things First Time Home Buyers Need To Know”

Amount: $500

Deadline: December 31, 2020

24/7 Doctor Answering Service Scholarship

Must submit a 500+ word essay answering the following three questions: In what ways do you think technology will improve customer satisfaction? What are the most important things you believe a business should focus on to ensure the highest level of customer service? What is most common complaint from customers, and could be done to remedy this problem?

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline: December 1, 2020

January

Rispoli Law Legal Scholarship

In an essay of 1,000 words or less: Describe a pivotal moment that made you want to join the legal field in pursuit of criminal or civil justice.

Amount:$1,000

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Lulus Scholarship

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.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 31, 2020

February

Home Kuku Annual Scholarship 

The essay topic needs to be relevant to the kitchen, culinary, food and dietetic fields.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: February 29, 2020

March

Nicholas A. Pennipede Memorial Scholarship

Please attach a 500-800 word essay and discuss: How you plan to use your education to serve the community? How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your goals? Why Eye Associates should select you for this scholarship?

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 15, 2020

2020-2021 Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship

Qualifying students must be of Hispanic decent. Program awards college scholarships to full time students from the Greater Kansas City area. 

Amount: $500-$6,000

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Splento Scholarship

Write a short motivation letter (500 words) about why you think you should win the Splento Scholarship and what you plan to do with the scholarship you receive.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 15, 2020

The Krist Law Firm Scholarship

A typed essay of 300-500 words about a time when you faced a significant ethical dilemma. What was the situation and what did you do?

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Bonsai Finance Entrepreneur Scholarship

In 500 words or fewer, please tell us how you embrace the Entrepreneurial spirit? How have you utilized critical questioning, innovation, service, and continuous improvement to drive change? Did you start a small business, found a community program or just challenge the status quo? Please include links to any relevant material that will help display your achievements.

Amount: $1,00

Deadline: March 31, 2020

April

Video Contest Scholarship

Record an original video on one of the following topics: Your Advice on How to Socialize in College as an International Student, Personal Recommendations for College Freshmen, or Dealing with Culture Shock: Your Tips for International Students.

Amount: $1,500

Deadline April 7, 2019

The Davinci Body Sculpting Women in STEM scholarship 

Candidate can be an undergraduate female from any major. Must be full-time student at an accredited US college/university.

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: April 30, 2020

May

Missouri Council Of the Blind Scholarship

Must be legally blind in both eyes, complete scholarship application, send transcripts, get 1 letter of recommendation, and provide proof of acceptance to post-secondary school.

Amount: up to $1,000 

Deadline: May 1st, 2020

Scholarship From American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc.

 Essay of between 750 and 1,000 words, explaining your career aspirations, how you plan to advance healthcare and/or education through your work, and what inspired you to commit yourself to this field

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: May 1, 2020

TechnoLabs Scholarship Program for Marketing Students

Create content for content marketing or make a video for product advertising.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: May 15, 2020

iPerfectList Writing Contest

Choose one of the following topics and write an article about it (Max 2,000words):

Online and Offline market. What are the similarities and differences? (Worldwide)

Amount: $500 - $2,000

Deadline: May 15, 2020

TechnoLabs Graphic Web Design Scholarship

Create a work portfolio that highlights your design abilities and creative potential. 

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 15, 2019

TechnoLabs Engineering Scholarship

Submit a project relevant to your course of study within the engineering field.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 15, 2020

June

Lindsey Hoskins Helpers and Healers Scholarship

Answer the following prompt and questions in an essay of 1,000 words or less:

Describe what inspired you to want to help and heal people.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Think Einstein HR Knowledge Scholarship 

Each applicant must submit a persuasive essay describing why they deserve to be awarded the scholarship. 

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Morphisec Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship

Write an essay on this topic: “What made you become interested in cybersecurity or information security?

Amount: $1,000 - $5,000

Deadline: June 15, 2020

July

Emergency Dentist Video Scholarship 

The scholarship will be a video submission, we’re looking for short, less than 2 minute long videos that focus on entertaining us, while being creative and innovative with your ideas!

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: July 1st, 2020

Multiple Deadlines

CFF Foundation education Award Scholarship

Submit an essay of up to 1500 words on one of the questions about fish. 

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: 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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