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Outside scholarships offer a beneficial source of funding to help you cover your educational expenses. Many local, regional and national organizations provide scholarship and grant dollars to students pursuing their undergraduate degree. Below is a listing of programs for which you should review and consider. We have provided the names, descriptions and corresponding contact information for each program listed. Simply click on the name of the program and you will be directed to the official scholarship website for eligibility and application information. If you have questions regarding eligibility requirements, please contact the scholarship sponsor directly. Be sure to read the Application Tips that we have included to help you with the scholarship search and application process.

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Some donors may require OWU to verify your enrollment and/or grade records. If you are awarded a scholarship, please be sure to forward any special instructions to the financial aid office so we may comply with the donor’s requirements.

If you receive other financial aid awards (e.g. federal, state, or institutional grants, loans and work study), we are required to make an adjustment if the outside scholarship affects your eligibility. In such cases, we will first use the scholarships you receive to reduce your student loan and/or work study awards that are part of your aid package. If a change is made, you will receive a revised Financial Aid Award Letter reflecting your new eligibility.

General Scholarships

Abbot and Fenner Business Consultants
Abbott and Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. Deadline: June, 2015.

AES Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. The deadline is October 6, 2014.

AFCEA Copernicus Foundation Scholarships
Located around the world, many of AFCEA’s 135 chapters also provide scholarships, grants and tuition assistance for aspiring engineers, technicians, programmers, military personnel and government officials. Financial assistance is made available for students living or attending school within each chapter’s local community.

American Fire Sprinkler Association
Enter this contest for the opportunity to win one of Ten (10) - $2,000 Scholarships.

Army Emergency Relief
Scholarships for dependants, spouses, or widow(er) of an active, retired, or deceased Army soldiers. Students must reside in the United States. AER funds are made available to commanders having AER Sections to provide emergency financial assistance to soldiers—active and retired—and their dependents when there is a valid need.

ASCO Numatics Scholarship
ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation solutions, flow control, and pneumatics will award two $5,000 merit-based scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines.  Applicants must have completed at least their sophomore year in a bachelor’s degree program or be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application.

Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship
For the 2013-14 academic year Ohio Wesleyan University is awarding a new scholarship for the benefit of Logan County students who attend Ohio Wesleyan and are interested in mathematics and related fields. The scholarship includes $20,000 over four years in addition to other scholarships the student may receive from the university. The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Endowed Scholarship will give preference to a Logan County first-year applicant and will continue each year as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing at Ohio Wesleyan.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Mathematics and Science
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The creation of this program pays tribute to the leadership, courage, and vision of Senator Goldwater and establishes in his name an endowed recognition program to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics. The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today’s terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (for students studying abroad)
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Over 1,200 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities are eligible to apply.

BigSun Scholarship
Scholarship opportunity for athletes at an accredited institution. $500 award. Deadline is June 20,2015.

Brian White Academic Scholarship
400-600 word essay with one winner receiving an award of $1000. Deadline is July 1, 2014. No submission packet, all of the information can be found on web page.

Cleveland Scholarship Programs
Scholarship programs for college students from the Cleveland Ohio area.

Center for Student Opportunity’s Opportunity Scholarship
This is a $2,000, four-year renewable scholarship awarded to first-generation college students graduating in the high school class of 2011 (entering the college class of 2015) enrolling at a CSO College Partner. Scholarship winners are also given the opportunity to serve as bloggers on Center for Student Opportunity’s blog to share their college journeys and offer advice to younger students like them on how to make it to college. Qualifying incoming freshmen can apply online and can contact scholarship@csopportunity.org with any questions. Deadline is May 27, 2011.

Coca-Cola Founders Scholarship
The Foundation awards 50 four-year $20,000 scholarships and 200 four-year $10,000 scholarships for use at accredited colleges and universities within the US. Rewards leadership and excellence as exemplified through academic achievement and extracurricular activities, including commitment to community service. Available beginning in August as an electronic application. Applications must be submitted by October 31 of the senior year to qualify.

Columbus Citizens Foundation
The Columbus Citizens Foundation administers scholarship programs that help hundreds of students in elementary school, high school, college, and graduate programs in the arts. The Foundation awards scholarships to students of Italian heritage who can demonstrate financial need and who we believe have the potential to be successful in life, both professionally and by being involved with their communities.

Crystal Group, Inc. Innovation in Business Scholarship
Business Scholarship for a member of the military, a child of a military service-member, or a spouse of a military service-member. Can download application from the website.

Crystal Group, Inc. Innovation in Engineering Scholarship
Engineering Scholarship for a member of the military, a child of a military service-member, or a spouse of a military service-member. Can download the application from the website.

Delaware County (Del-Co) Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
Multiple scholarship options for both high school seniors and college sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Delaware County.

Department of Homeland Security Scholarships and Internships
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that the country’s strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures and other DHS objectives. The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Eligible students must be studying in a homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) field with an interest, major, or concentration directly related to one of the homeland security research areas.

Discover Card Tribute Award (for high school juniors) 
The Discover Scholarship Program awards up to $300,000 in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide to support continued education and training beyond high school. Since 1991, Discover has awarded nearly $16 million in scholarships to over 6,000 students.  Enter scholarship into the search box on the web site for additional information.

Easley National Scholarship Program
The Easley scholarship program is intended for high school seniors and college freshmen whom exhibit scholastic excellence, leadership, merit, integrity, and outstanding character.

Education is Freedom Scholarship
The Education is Freedom National Scholarship Program provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors.

Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation
The Mellinger Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate students from Fulton, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, and Warren counties in Illinois who attend accredited colleges and universities or accredited and/or recognized vocational schools within the United States.

Electronic Document Systems Foundation
The EDSF scholarship program was established to recognize and support the next generation of professionals for the document management and communication companies worldwide. EDSF scholarships are awarded to qualified students worldwide who are preparing for careers in this growing and dynamic industry. A minimum of 40 awards are available each year.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the US are welcome to enter the Essay Contest.

Elks National Foundation to Award College Scholarships
The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office.

Firelands Chapter OSCPA Scholarship Fund
The Firelands Chapter OSCPA Scholarship Fund, through The Community Foundation of Lorain County, is proud to announce it is offering at least $2,000 in scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The number of awards each year shall be at the discretion of the selection committee. The scholarship is open to fourth or fifth year applicants pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level accounting degree, and is intended to assist the student in meeting the 150-hour requirement to take the CPA exam. The scholarship is based on field of study, merit, financial need, and community involvement.  The decision is final and will be announced in late June.  The scholarship will be paid to the school (not to an individual or bookstore) in one installment. 

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition
The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society offers six scholarships, $4500, $2000, and $1000 to both instrumentalists and vocalists. These scholarships, which are awarded without regard to any other award, may be used for any education-related expense. Deadline: March 15, 2015.

Goedeker’s Scholarship
Two honorable mentions for $100 each. 300 word minimum essay answering their question. Use website for all information needed to apply.

Government Finance Officers Association Scholarships
These scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
The Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest for high school students that are designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Participation in this project encourages students to think responsibly, be aware of world conditions that undermine human dignity, and make decisions that promote the respect and value inherent in every person. First Place winners participate in an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and other historic sites. In addition, scholarships are awarded to the first-place winners.

Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. Today, through its Members, the Association continues to educate our nation’s young people about the economic and personal opportunities afforded them by the promise of the American free enterprise system. Through its scholarship programs, the Association encourages students to pursue their own version of the American Dream. While providing scholarship opportunities, Association Members mentor the Scholars and underscore the importance of service to others. The Members work directly to provide promising young people with the support, education and confidence needed to realize their aspirations.

HTR Scholarship
Open to IT Majors or other related fields. They are giving away two $1000 scholarships. Applicants can apply through their website.

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those in need who are pursuing careers in the helping professions.

The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship Contest
A $1000 scholarship opportunity for any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a business or law degree program.  Application requirements and deadlines can be found on website.

Kevin Shannon Foundation
The Kevin Shannon Foundation is a Not-For-Profit Corporation established in 1998 and based in Chicago, IL. The Foundation was established by friends of Kevin Shannon who wanted to keep alive and celebrate memories of Kevin by raising funds and contributing to causes that he cared about.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. The deadline to apply is December, 1st.

Marine Corps Scholarships
Our mission is to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines and children of former Marines, with particular attention being given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action.

Mensa Education and Research Foundation
The Mensa Education and Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.

Microsoft College Scholarship
A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join other scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada, and Mexico who share the passion for software and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal-to make a real difference in the software industry. Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

MUST (Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology) Scholarship
MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. The MUST Project is open to all students and is particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields.

N. Edgar Miles Scholarship Program (SC residents)
Open to students who are SC residents and graduating in the top 25% of their high school class. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be enrolled on a full time basis at a four-year college. The scholarship is up to $4,000 per year for four years. The deadline to apply is May 1. Applications are made available through the Hebrew Orphan Society, PO Box 30011, Charleston, SC 29417-0011.

National Italian-American Foundation (for Italian Americans)
The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer of 2009 for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.

Ohio Youth Cancer Survivor Scholarship
The American Cancer Society’s Youth Survivor College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity exclusively for students with a history of cancer. Established in 2000, the award is designed to provide young cancer patients and survivors assistance in pursuing higher education from an accredited school.  As cancer survivors and role models, scholarship recipients may be invited to serve as American Cancer Society volunteers, to train as mentors for future scholarship recipients, and to represent the American Cancer Society on campus and in their communities.  When you arrive on the page type scholarship in the search box.

Pagesz.net Scholarship Contest
Applicants must submit a brief essay answering the question “Why do you think people are fascinated with the supernatural?” $1000 Scholarship. See website to apply/rules.

Riddell Law $500 College Scholarship
Scholarship contest open to current high school seniors living in Franklin County or Delaware County, Ohio. Follow website instructions for applying and sending application in.

Roothbert Scholarship Fund
The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are “motivated by spiritual values,” and works to foster fellowship among them.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the oldest, longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the United States. The Awards recognize student achievement in the visual arts and creative writing. The Alliance and its 81 Regional Affiliates will review submissions of art and writing by creative teenagers from across the country.

Thermaxx Engineering and HVAC Scholarship
Annual scholarship award. They are granting a $1000 scholarship to an undergrad student majoring in Engineering (or pre-engineering). Apply through website.

United Methodist Dollars for Scholars
Each year through the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars (UMDFS) program, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) provides $1,000 matching scholarships to United Methodist students who have received a $1,000 scholarship from their local United Methodist church to help them attend a United Methodist-related college, university, or seminary. Online applications must be submitted between January 1 and March 1 each year.

U.S. Institute of Peace National Peace Essay Contest
Contest winners from each state earn money for their college or university studies. First-place state winners will receive college scholarships of $1,000. First-place state winners will also compete for national awards of $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 for first, second, and third place respectively (national awards include state award amounts). All first-place state winners are invited to attend an all-expenses-paid awards program in Washington, D.C. in June 2009.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
The program's primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding up to twenty $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books each semester.

Vegetarian Resource Group (must be a vegetarian)
The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $10,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Two awards of $5,000 each will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2015. Deadline is February 2015. We will accept applications postmarked before or on February 20, 2010. Early submission is encouraged.

Verde Dickey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship assists high school graduates of high purpose and commitment in securing a basic undergraduate college or comparable post secondary school education.

International Student Scholarships

Abroadplanet Portal
Look through our international student scholarship listing. Here you can find description of different scholarships for international students who want to study in the USA.

¡Adelante! Fund!
Adelante’s Mission: To inspire the best and brightest Latino college students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships and leadership development. Since its designation ten years ago, the ¡Adelante! Fund has awarded nearly one million in scholarships to undergraduate students across the nation.

APIASF
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is the only national organization promoting higher education of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans by distributing scholarships for qualified students going to college.

EducationUSA
EducationUSA centers actively promote United States higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities. Centers are staffed by professional advisers, many of whom have first-hand experience having studied in the United States themselves, and/or having received State Department-approved training about United States higher education and the advising process.

Edupass
This site provides information for international students who are thinking about pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional education in the United States. It also contains material of interest to international students who are already in the United States. There is also some information for international students who are interested in studying in countries other than the US, but the main focus is on higher education in the U.S.

Horatio Alger Award
The Horatio Alger Association annually presents the International Horatio Alger Award to a citizen of another country. As with the Horatio Alger Award, recipients of this award must have overcome humble beginnings and/or adversity to achieve success. They serve as outstanding role models to the international community and are committed to the Association’s mission of encouraging and educating today’s young people. International Horatio Alger Award recipients are accorded the same rights and responsibilities of Membership as their American counterparts.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. The Program provides a basis for establishing long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.

Institute of International Education
Funding for US Study Online is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Funding for US Study includes all types of funding programs, for all levels of post-secondary study, across the full range of academic areas.

International Students Scholarships and Aid Help
The International Education Financial Aid website is the premier Internet resource listing financial aid information for students who wish to study in a foreign country. At this site you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs and other information to assist students in their quest to study abroad. Our mission is to promote international education worldwide through the development and publication of the most comprehensive database of International Education Financial Aid information available on the Internet.

LANIC
LANIC facilitates access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region.

Leo Rowe Pan American Fund
The Rowe Fund awards educational loans to qualified persons from Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help them finance their higher studies in the United States. These loans are made on the understanding that when the recipients have completed their studies, they are to return to their respective home countries to assist in their countries’ development and further their welfare.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)
Since 1981 the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF), not-for-profit, public charity, has awarded scholarships to outstanding women from developing countries, who are completing degrees at US/Canadian universities and are committed to improving the wellbeing of women and children in developing countries. Individual MMMF Scholarships are between $12,000-$15,000 and must be used during the 2011-2012 academic year. The MMMF administers the program with support from volunteers affiliated with the World Bank and the World Bank Family Network (WBFN).

ScholarshipExperts
ScholarshipExperts.com has been helping parents and students find free money for college since 2001. We constantly update our database of college scholarships and grad school scholarships to provide the most accurate scholarship information available.

USA/USA-УКРАМЕРЕЖА
USA/USA-УКРАМЕРЕЖА is a program of the Coordinating Committee to Aid Ukraine, (USA), Inc. This is a registered not for profit organization which does not charge for any of its services. The program is dedicated to finding talented candidates in Ukraine and advising them in the application process to those independent high schools, colleges, and universities worldwide that offer full financial assistance to foreign students.

Multicultural Student Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships
The above link is to the Chicago headquarters and scholarship gateway. Note that there are over 700 AKA Chapters, and you would be wise to contact sponsors at local locations. Scholarship opportunities abound. The deadline at AKA headquarters is Feb. 15. Applications (at the website) must be sent between Dec. 1st and January 30th each year.

Ambassadorial Scholarships
This is the prestigious Rotary organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the host country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a three-month to full-year of study abroad. You should have completed at least two years of college work.

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
The American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified applicants based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service. If you are an African American, Hispanic or American Indian high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology, you may be eligible for an ACS scholarship.

American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarship support directly to each tribal college annually. We also administer several scholarship programs offered to American Indian students attending both tribal colleges and selected mainstream universities as well.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
AISES substantially increases the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology fields. Through a variety of educational programs, AISES offers financial, academic and cultural support to American Indians and Alaska Natives from middle school through graduate school.

American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship
This is a scholarship for minority students enrolling in architecture programs. Awards are from $500 to $3,000. Generally, 20 students are selected. Deadline is December 6.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA)
For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually. Deadline is in July.

Arts Recognition and Talent Search Awards
These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Awards from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1, or April 1 (for registration in specific regions).

Bonner Scholar Scholarships
Award amount: $4,000 and renewable till graduation. Community service is pivotal, as well as need. Your college must be a participating college. Approx. 1,500 awards granted. Deadline varies.

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships
This is a major competition with over 250 awards going to “scholars” with academic, leadership, and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000. You can apply on-line. The deadline is October 31. Go to the site for details.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The mission of CHCI’s Scholarship program is to provide critical financial assistance to increase graduate rates among Latino students in post secondary education. This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. Deadline is April 16, 2009.

Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
Award amount: $2,000 and renewable. Several scholarships granted. This is for science or engineering students at HBCUs. Deadline is June 15. Go to website for details.

Gates Millennium Scholarships
The goal of Gates Millennium Scholarships is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship covers room, board, and tuition for at least 1,000 high school students a year. Nomination material for 2002-2003 will be available November, 2001. Deadline: March 15. 

General Motors Minority Dealers Association Scholarship
The General Motors Minority Dealers Association Scholarship Program provides scholarships each year to help deserving ethnic minority college students pursue their educational dreams. A limited number of scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are awarded annually to ethnic- minority high school seniors and college students who meet all criteria and requirements set forth by the GMMDA Scholarship Committee each year. Applicants are chosen based upon their academic excellence, volunteer and work experience, career aspirations and the strength of their personal statement.  Applications for the 2009-2010 year will be available in September 2009.

Government Finance Officers Association Scholarships
These scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
This is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A “nomination” package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally, about 80 students are selected. The deadline is February 1.

Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, A to Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount varies. Over 140 awards granted. The application deadline is in April.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s preeminent organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975, HSF’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.

Intel Science Talent Search
The award is from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40 awards in this prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research project.

Jesus Guadalupe Fund
LULAC offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate college students through our educational arm, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC).

Kodak Scholarships
The award: varying amounts to $5,000. Number of awards: Varies. For those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges.

Microsoft College Scholarship
A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join other scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada, and Mexico who share the passion for software and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal-to make a real difference in the software industry. Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

MUST (Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology) Scholarship
MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. The MUST Project is open to all students and is particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields.

NACME Scholarships (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)
The awards go up to $20,000, and many are awarded. This is our major engineering scholarship gateway. You must be an engineering student. The deadline is usually in February.

National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships
The student competitors can be high school seniors or already in college. They must submit an application that can include recommendations (academics), art (slides), dance (tapes), photographs, or other materials that point to talent and achievement in all areas. The awards are for a minimum of one year, and over 100 are granted. Applications can be submitted at any time. The selection process is ongoing.

National Association of Black Journalists
The NABJ offers 10 scholarships. It’s a $2,500 award. Students should be attending a four-year university. They must present three letters of recommendation from a school adviser, dean, or a faculty member. Also, a 500-800 word article on a Black journalist must be presented. A grade point average of 3.0 is desirable. Eligible students must be majoring in journalism—print, photography, radio, or television. One of those should be a career goal. Deadline is March 31.

National Honor Society
This is a scholarship for National Honor Society members in their senior year. Your chapter/school nominates you. Award amount is $1,000 for about 250 students nationwide. The deadline is in November each year.

NSBE Scholarships (National Society of Black Engineers)
Award amount: generally from $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE. Number of awards varies. This is primarily for engineering students and others majoring in related disciplines. Deadlines vary.

Project Excellence Scholarships
The award: $4,000 or higher (to full tuition). Number of winners: at least 600. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields.

Ron Brown Scholarships
The award: $10,000 for 10 to 20 students. It’s renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline is usually in January.

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Students must be studying at an HBCU which is a member of the UNCF and have at least a B average. It’s for sophomores. The award is from $1,000 to full tuition. Approx. 60 students are selected. The deadline is April 1.

State Farm Scholarships
The State Farm Companies Foundation contributes to national, established scholarship programs, it does not provide scholarships directly to individuals. The Foundation provides funding to scholarship programs that are administered by the American Indian College Fund, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

United College Fund Scholarships
The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
UNCF is the nation’s largest, oldest, and most successful minority higher education assistance organization. The Program Services Department of UNCF administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents. In order to apply for a UNCF Program Services Scholarship, you must apply through the online application process. The UNCF website lists of all programs currently accepting applications.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
This scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Scholar serves as a summer intern with the Fund. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Xerox Technology Minority Scholarship
This is a fine source for strong minority scholarships for students studying in areas like chemistry, engineering, physics, and “tech” areas. The award amount is up to $4,000 for undergraduates, and more for graduate students. The deadline is Sept. 30.

Scholarships for Women

Anita Borg/ Google, Inc. Scholarships (for senior CS majors)
Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2009-2010 academic year; Finalists will each receive a $1,000 award. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars’ Retreat in Mountain View, California on June 25-28, 2009.  Deadline is Feb. 1, 2010.

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
The Educational Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing accounting degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Florence Allen Endowment Fund
This award is offered by the Ohio Business Professional Women of the state of Ohio . This award is limited to women from the state of Ohio.

Microsoft College Scholarship
A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join other scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada, and Mexico who share the passion for software and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal-to make a real difference in the software industry. Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation (low-income women with children)
Established in 2003, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation aims to carry on some of Congresswoman Mink’s most ardent commitments: educational access, support, and opportunity for low-income women, especially mothers; and educational enrichment for children. In 2009, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $2000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. We will accept applications for Education Support Awards for 2009 on, but not before, May 1, 2009. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2009.

Society of Women Engineer Scholarships
These scholarships are targeted for women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award amounts are from $200 to $5,000, and at least 90 are granted. The deadline for students already in college is February 1, but is May 15 for high school seniors entering an “accredited” program.

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund
Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree. Five women will each be awarded $10,000 scholarships, and 50 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships. All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago. Deadline: January 2, 2010

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Anne Ford Scholarship
A $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Incight Go Getter Scholarship
A renewable $750 award available to high school students with physical, learning, cognitive, hearing, or vision disabilities.

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening (LTL) Awards
Three $6,000 and three $2,000 awards available to high school seniors with LD who demonstrate leadership skills, scholarship, and a high level of service to others; must be a member of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D).

Microsoft College Scholarship
A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join other scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada, and Mexico who share the passion for software and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal-to make a real difference in the software industry. Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind
Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. In addition to a scholarship, each winner will be brought to the 2009 National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in July at Federation expense, providing an excellent opportunity for high level networking with active blind persons in many, many different professions and occupations.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award
A $1,000 award for a student with LD and/or ADHD who has demonstrated initiative, talent, and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field - including art, music, science, math, athletics or community service.

Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship
Four $500 scholarships awarded to students with a “handicapping disability.” The Foundation for Exceptional Children is accepting applications for the Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship Awards and Infinitec Scholarship Award to be applied toward full-time, post-secondary education or training. Post-secondary education or training includes two-year and four -year undergraduate college programs or vocational, technical or fine arts training programs.

Scholarship Search Sites

Art, Film, Writing Scholarships/Competitions List
This site provides information regarding numerous organizations which offer funding and prizes to college students pursuing art, film, and writing disciplines.

Cappex—College Search Made Simple.
Create a profile to find scholarships that fit your needs.

Center for Scholarship Administration
The Center for Scholarship Administration has designed a website to provide you with information about a wide array of scholarship program.

Collegedata
General college scholarship search engine.

CollegeScholarships.org
General college scholarship search engine.

Fastweb
General college scholarship search engine.

Federal Scholarships and Aid Gateways
FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more…for over 130 government grants and loans (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education!

Find Money for College
This site matches your student profile with college scholarships.

Find Tuition
Free scholarship and grant search

Free Scholarship Searches
At this site you will find links to more than 40 free, online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards. Just visit the sites which seem most appropriate for you and find the scholarships for which you are a good match. Most of the online scholarship search sites include scholarships that can be used by students enrolled in traditional college programs.

Fresch!
General college scholarship search engine.

Gateways to US Government Grants
Students.gov is an official U.S. government website designed for college students and their families. Our mission is to provide you with easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government - all the info you need, in one place, from all parts of the government.

The National Database of Scholarships
Search for scholarships by category, such as academic majors or religions and ethnicities.

National Scholarships
Highly competitive and prestigious scholarship awards for college study, graduate school and post graduate research. Free financial aid, scholarship grants, fellowship awards, student loans, internships, prizes, and stipends.

Peterson’s Guide
General college scholarship search engine.

Sallie Mae’s free Online Scholarship
This free scholarship award database contains more than 2.9 million scholarships worth more than $16 billion. It is expanded and updated daily.

Scholar Site
Free scholarship search engine that is both quick and accurate.

Scholarship Hunter
General college scholarship search engine.

Scholarships On The Net
General college scholarship search engine.

School Soup
This is the largest database of scholarships on the web and is partnered with The Princeton Review.

SuperCollege.com
General college scholarship search engine.

Helpful Scholarship Application Tips

Start Your Research Early
The more time you can put into your scholarship search, the more options you’ll have. You’ll need time to research scholarships, request information and application materials, and complete your application.

Read and Review Eligibility Requirements Carefully
If you have a question about your eligibility for a particular scholarship, contact the scholarship sponsors.

Complete All Parts of Each Scholarship Application
Contact scholarship sponsors if you are not sure about how to complete any part of the application. Avoid going over the length limit for the essay, and resist the temptation to send supporting materials that are not requested in the application.

Submit the Necessary Materials
Many scholarships require you to provide them with some combination of the following: 

  • Transcript
  • Standardized test scores
  • Financial aid forms, such as the FAFSA or CSS Profile Form
  • Parents’ financial information, including tax returns
  • One or more essays
  • One or more letters of recommendation
  • Proof of eligibility (e.g. membership credentials)
  • You may also need to prepare for a personal interview. For students competing for talent-based scholarships, an audition, performance, or portfolio may be required.

Double-Check Your Application
If you’re reusing material (such as a cover letter or essay) from another scholarship application, be especially careful you haven’t left in any incorrect names or blank fields. Don’t forget to sign and date your application.

Proofread Your Scholarship Materials
Use your computer’s spell and grammar check features. Have a parent, teacher, or friend read your essays.

Make Copies of Everything You Send
If application materials are lost, having copies on hand will make it much easier to resend your application quickly.

Make Sure To Meet the Deadlines
Create a separate file for each scholarship and make sure to submit your application by the deadline date. You’ll miss out if you miss deadlines. Consider using certified mail or return receipt.

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  • Transfer Student Deadlines
    June 1, 2014 – Priority student housing application
    July 15, 2014 – Priority application for Fall semester
    August 15, 2014 – Final application for Fall semester
  • StART OWU
    August 20, 2014
    Academic orientation program for new students beginning in Fall 2014.
  • Domestic Student Deadlines
    November 15, 2014 – Early decision
    November 30, 2014 – Early action I
    January 15, 2015 – Early action II
    March 1, 2015 – Regular admission

    International Student Deadlines
    January 1, 2015 – First priority application
    February 1, 2015 – Second priority application
    March 1, 2015 – Regular application

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