Private Outside Awards
Financial Aid: Private Awards
- The University of Scranton Outside Gift Policy
- Private Scholarship Announcements
- Scholarship Searches on the World Web
Many private scholarships are offered by local civic, church, club and high school organizations. Consult your high school guidance department to determine which programs you mail be eligible for and apply to them. It is recommended that you keep photocopies of all applications and documents filed. Finally, students should respond in a timely manner to requests for corrections or additional information.
THE UNIVERSITY'S OUTSIDE GIFT AID POLICY
Students should notify the Financial Aid Office if they are receiving any privately funded scholarships or grants by submitting a photocopy of any scholarship notifications and information on the availability of these funds for subsequent years. The University will then be able to notify students of any impact on their financial aid package.
In recognition of its students' efforts in securing grants and scholarships from private organizations, the University has developed a gift aid policy that attempts to treat recipients in an equitable manner. The University will measure outside aid recipients' unmet financial need before adjusting any financial aid award package. Private grants/scholarships may be used to replace up to one-half of a student's remaining financial need. If no remaining need exists, University need based aid will be reduced by one-half the amount of the outside award. When a PHEAA grant and/or Title IV aid composes any part of a student's package, state and federal overaward procedures will be followed even after the above policy is applied.
PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship
The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship is available for award to two graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for career in state or local government finance.
Amount: $6,000.00 (for each year)
Deadline: February 21, 2014
Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available to award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.
Deadline: February 21,2014
The Rose Brader Scholarship
The John Heinz Institute Auxiliary, in 1990 established the Rose Brader Scholarship Fund to contribute to the health care needs of the community, by encouraging and providing financial assistance to those who wish to pursue an education in or seek advanced training in the field of rehabilitation medicine. The fund is named in honor of Rose Brader, a former Director of Volunteer Services at the John Heinz Institute, who was an outstanding community leader with a strong commitment to the advancement of rehabilitation medicine.
- Luzerne County residents
- Pursuing an education in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy, or Speech Therapy at an undergraduate or graduate level and to nurses seeking advanced education and certification in rehabilitation medicine.
Applications should be returned to:
The John Heinz Institute Auxiliary
Rose Brader Scholarship Committee
150 Mundy St
Wilkes-Barre Twp., PA 18702
Deadline: March 17, 2014
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 7th year.
We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2014.
Application Process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on our site.
Big Sun Scholarship
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.
Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
DEADLINE: June 20, 2014
Amount of the award: $500
DegreedUp.org Cash Scholarship
National Research Council Associateship Programs
The National Research Council of the National Academies is pleased to announce the Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs for 2011.
Detailed program information, including instructions on how to submit online applications, a list of laboratories and their locations, and areas of research, can be located at www.nationalacademies.org/rap. Applicants are invited to contact NRC directly at (202)334-2760 or email@example.com if additional information or assistance is needed.
A FELLOWSHIP WITH A FUTURE
If you aspire to a doctoral degree and a career in the physical sciences and related fields, you are a potential National Science Consortium Fellow - with a great future ahead.
To learn more and to apply online, go to www.npsc.org.
THE UNIVERSITY WRITING SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship opportunity provided by Elder & Leemaur Publishers
The University Writing Scholarship (UWS) is designed to continue the development of young authors, and bring awareness of the employment opportunities in the field of writing.
Scholarship criteria: There are a number of scholarships available. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined based only on quality of work submitted.
For further details, visit www.elpublishers.com/content/uwsotherscholarships.php.
FAMILIES OF FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Applicants must be dependent children or spouses of persons who were killed or are permanently disabled as a direct result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
Applicants may be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States.
Scholarships will be offered to applicants who demonstrate financial need. School costs, family's ability to pay expenses and other aid will be considered.
Students may submit applications for assistance each year they will be enrolled in undergraduate study. Students may receive assistance a maximum of four years or until a bachelor's degree is earned whichever and occurs first.
Students may apply in the spring of their senior year in high school or at any time as undergraduates.
Questions? Please contact:
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
505 Riverview Road
P.O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
Toll-free phone: 1-877-862-0136
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Fellowship program of the NATIONAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE CONSORTIUM (NPSA) is again open for receipt of applications at www.npsc.org.
Questions and requests should be submitted to:
THE NAVY BACCALAUREATE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM (BDCP)
Provides qualified students who meet the Navy's physical requirements with $54,000 to complete their education. The money is sent directly to the student. To spend on tuition, room and board, books-even purchasing a computer.
After graduating, they will step directly into a management role as an Officer of the Navy. They will real the benefits of on-the-job training and enjoy the responsibilities of a leadership position. While growing their career, they'll earn a competitive salary with outstanding benefits.
Log on to navy.com
JOHN GYLES EDUCATION AWARDS
Available to students in both Canada and the United States
Full Canadian or American citizenship required
Minimum GPA 2.7
Academic ability and financial need
Selected students will receive up to $3,000
To receive an application students must send only a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
John Gyles Education Awards
Attention: The Secretary
P.O. Box 4808, 712 Riverside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada, E3B 5G4
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Dante Commission on Education/Culture
The Order sons of Italy in America awards close to one million dollars annually in scholarships to deserving students through our various state and local lodges. In addition, the Sons of Italy Foundation annually awards several National Leadership Grants.
For information and applications, please contact the Grand Lodge office at 1-800-621-0062.
POLICE CORPS SCHOLARSHIPS
College EDUCATION: Up to $30,000
Police Corps TRAINING: FREE
Police Officers EXPERIENCE: PAID
4 YEAR COMMITMENT
Contact the U.S. Department of Justice:
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Graduate-Level Fellowship Worth up to $24,000
If you're a secondary school teacher of social studies or American history - or planning to become one - you may be eligible to apply for a graduate fellowship program that emphasizes the study of the U.S. Constitution.
Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States for either a Master of Arts (MA); a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); or a Master of Education (MEd) with an emphasis on American history, government, or political science.
For an application or additional information about the fellowship program, please call 1-800-525-6928 or visit the Foundation's website: www.jamesmadison.com
Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program
The Air Force offers a Health Professions Scholarship Program to qualified candidates. The scholarship is for three or four-year periods. The scholarship pays full tuition and all required fees. This includes reimbursement for text-books,small equipment items and supplies needed for study.
Qualified recipients will also receive a monthly allowance for living expenses. Eligible candidates must be a U.S. citizen enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an approved school of medicine or osteopathy. Selection is very competitive.
While on scholarship the recipient must spend 45 days each year on active duty in the Air Force. Plus, the recipient will serve four years on active duty in the Air Force as a second lieutenant., or three years on active duty for a three-year scholarship. The active duty obligation begins after completion of the internship and residency training.
To find out more call 1-800-423-USAF or visit the Air Force web site at http://www.af.mil/
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Scholarship of up to $20,000 per academic year
Research Training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD
Employment after Graduation
Interested students should apply if they:
Are committed to a career in biomedical research;
Are from a disadvantaged background;
Have a GPA of at least 3.5 or are in the top 5 percent of their class;
Are a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident;
Are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at a qualified accredited institution
Applications available on-line
The Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management
Planning to enroll or currently enrolled in an MS or higher degree program that has concentration in the theory and application of statistical inference, statistical design making, experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data, quality control, statistical process control, quality assurance, quality improvement, quality management and related fields.
Must have a 3.25 or higher GPA in any field of undergraduate study.
Questions and requests for applications should be directed to:
Dr. Lynne B. Hare
Director, Applied Statistics
200 DeForest Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Forms may also be downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.asq.org/about/divisions/stats
American Meteorological Society
Graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships pursuing degrees in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
More information can be secured by contacting Donna Fernandez, Fellowship/Scholarship Coordinator at 617-227-2425, ext. 246 ; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sallie Mae CASHE Scholarships
Information can be obtained by contacting their web site at www.cashe.com
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Service connected scholarship to support the career development of biomedical health researchers for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident who comes from disadvantaged background
Registered full-time student
Minimum 3.5 GPA
Pursuing degree in life sciences to support career in biomedical research
More information can be obtained by contacting Financial Aid Office, St. Thomas 401; Dean Dreisbach, CAS , STT304, or visit the Internet at: http://www.ugsp.info.nih.gov
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Graduate Research Fellowships
Support Graduate Study in Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Information via e-mail: With, access only to Internet electronic mail, you can have the Program Announcement and application forms sent to you via electronic mail. Each application form is available in two versions: a PDF printable blank form and a Word for Windows (6.0 or newer version) on-line form.
Send an electronic mail message to: email@example.com. Leave the subject line blank. In the body of the message enter:
getfmgfkitp.txt (for instructions to access the PDF files)
getfmgfkitp.pdf (for the PDF Application Forms Kit)
getfmgfkitd.txt (for instructions to access the Word for Windows files
getfmgfkitd.doc (for the Word for Windows Forms Kit)
The Forms Kit instructions detail how to receive a single application form file.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LATINO STUDENTS
The FREE online scholarship guide for Latino students featuring:
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Separate listings of scholarships by sponsoring organization, citizenship requirements, education level, minimum GPA, deadline, and state/regional awards.
Fully customized searches online!
For more information, please visit www.LatinoCollegeDollars.org
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
- CASHE: College Aid Sources for Higher Education (CASHE) can be accessed on the Internet to see how it can help students pay for their education.
- Fastweb: A Scholarship database and information about loans and summer jobs.
- FinAid: Information on scholarships, financial aid calculators, loan calculators, glossary of terms, and links to other financial aid Web sites.