External Scholarships

External Scholarships


There are a number of comprehensive websites and search engines with information about thousands of scholarships. The Sallie Mae Corporation has created Wired Scholar; Another resource is Peterson's College Quest.

Others include:

Scholarships and Awards

This listing is a work-in-progress and does not present an exhaustive source of financial aid opportunities; it offers a broad overview of the many kinds of sources of funding available.  Efforts have been made to ensure that this information is up-to-date.  You should contact any funding source of which you may be eligible prior to applying in order to verify award information, deadlines, and protocols as all information is subject to change and must be verified by the individual seeking each opportunity.

Adolph Van Pelt Foundation Memorial Scholarship
The foundation provides financial assistance to young Native Americans who are pursuing higher education.  Applicants may be from all fields of study. Students must be at least one-fourth Native American ancestry and submit proof of tribal enrollment.  

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance to members of the NAACP who are attending undergraduate or graduate school.  Applicants must be members of the NAACP (of at least 1 year). Undergraduates must have a 2.5 GPA.  Graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA.  

AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and university in the US. Among our primary aims are: to increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. 

All-Ink College Scholarship Program
The All-Ink.com College Scholarship Program is available to students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this award. 

Amelia Kemp Memorial Scholarship
Stipends range up to $1,000. The purpose is to provide assistance to women of color who are at least 21 years of age, have experienced an interruption of at least 2 years in their education since high school, are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregates, and wish to pursue post-secondary education on the undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational school level. 

American Indian Scholarships, Inc.
AIGC provides several programs to aid American Indian/Alaska Native students in pursuit of higher education. Native Americans must be members of federally recognized tribes or Alaskan native groups, and at least one-fourth Native American ancestry.  

American-Indonesian Cultural and Educational Foundation
The foundation offers scholarships for study in the U.S. to citizens of Indonesia with genuine financial need and a superior academic record.  

The Beinecke Scholarship Program
The Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduated course of study. 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education.  The Gilman Scholarship Program is celebrating 10 years of helping nearly 6,500 Gilman Scholars study abroad and during the academic year 2010-2011, over 2,300 scholarships will be awarded. 

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CareerFitter.com Scholarship
The CareerFitter.com Scholarship is available to students who are enrolled or planning to participate in a college, university, or graduate school program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. 

Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields.$2500 awards.

Creative Arts Scholarship
This award is to encourage creative projects by student members of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).  

Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship
The Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship is open to anyone aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary educational program.  

Davis Putter Scholarship
This fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

Education Endowment Scholarship
The Snag Educational Endowment was founded in 1992. Its sole focus is awarding graduate and undergraduate educational scholarships each year. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Minority Students
Online Colleges's website provides minority students from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds with access to an online financial aid and scholarship directory. The directory lists each scholarship and financial aid opportunity with a corresponding deadline and description.

Finlandia Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland. 

Friends-In-Art Scholarship
This program is open to blind or visually impaired students who are currently majoring or plan to major in music, art, drama or creative writing.  Selection is based on achievement, talent, and excellence in the arts.  

Fulbright Student Program
You could be on of more than 1,500 students who receive a Fulbright Grant each year to go overseas. The U.S. Student Fulbright Program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide; grants are available in all fields of study. 

Gates Millenium Scholars Program
This program is meant to reduce the financial barriers of African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American/Alaskan Native and Asian Pacific American students with high academic and leadership promise that are at a significant economic disadvantage.

The Henry Luce Foundation, Luce Scholars
The Luce Scholars program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
General eligibility requirements:  Be of Hispanic heritage; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; have plans to enroll as a full-time student. 

IFDA Educational Foundation Student Scholarships
Provide assistance to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in design.  Program is open to full time students in fields related to design.

Institute for Humane Studies
The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer’s 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.  

Jackie Robinson Foundation
Through its Education and Leadership Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. 

Joseph Ehrenreich Scholarships            
To be eligible, students must have completed 1 year at a recognized 4 year college or university having courses in photojournalism.  They must be full time students with at least half a year of undergraduate studies remaining, have satisfactory scholastic grades, be able to demonstrate financial need, and intend to pursue a career in photojournalism. 

Kodak Student Scholarship Program
The Kodak Student Scholarship Program is open to film, film production and cinematography students at U.S. and Canadian universities. Students will be awarded an amount ranging from $1,000-$5,000. You must be attending an eligible institution as an undergraduate or graduate student to be eligible for this scholarship. 

Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship
The Foundation grants approximately 200 awards each year to undergraduates and graduate students up to a maximum amount of $8500. Applicants must be of excellent character and demonstrate substantial scholastic ability and financial need. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. 

National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Scholarship
This program is designed to provide financial assistance to Hispanic Americans who are enrolled full time in disciplines that include, but are not limited to acting, costume design, film, lighting design and theater.  

National Sculpture Society Scholarship
Scholarships of $2,000 each are available for students of figurative or representational sculpture. Scholarships are paid directly to the academic institution through which the student applies. 

OnlineSchools.org Minority Scholarship Database
OnlineSchools.org provides information on scholarships for minority students promoting diversity in colleges and universities. 

Open Education Database
Scholarship resource page for funding for women and single mothers that are enrolled or about to enroll in higher education. See site for listings.

Organization of American States Leo S. Rowe Pan-American Fund
Interest free loans are provided to help citizens of Latin American and Caribbean member states of the OAS study and carry out research at U.S. universities and colleges. 

P.E.O. Sisterhood – PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund
This support for study is designed to help women students from other countries carry out graduate work in the U.S. or Canada.  

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow. For first-generation Americans and new Americans that still feel a sense of "commitment" to their country of origin.

Raymond Davis Scholarship
Provides financial assistance for students interested in continuing their studies in photographic or imaging science or technology.  Program is opened to full time undergraduate and graduate students who have completed or will complete 2 academic years at an accredited institution before the term of the scholarship is up. 

Taraknath Das Foundation
The foundation provides grants and loans for Indian students, scholars and writers, including undergraduates and doctoral candidates.  Must be an Indian passport holder and have completed at least 1 year of graduate study.  Four $3,5000 scholarships. 

USA Funds to Access Education Scholarships
Awards to students demonstrating financial need.  Will award up to 3 million in renewable scholarships. The degree program offers $1,500 scholarships to qualified full time undergraduate and graduate students for the academic year. 

U.S. Department of Education
About forty grants of an average of $15,000, including the cost of tuition, are available to first time graduate students in the arts, humanities and social sciences. 

The Zankel Scholar Program
The Society of Illustrators invites art colleges and universities to nominate junior level students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in illustration.  

Zip Recruiter
ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning high school or college student (18+) with the most creative entry in our Summer/Fall 2018 Scholarship Promotion.