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

March Deadlines

Roy W. Piper Charitable Trust

Application available in 2019

Please see application for full requirements

  • Preference will be given to Wyoming, Lackawanna, and Luzerne County Students
  • Awarded based upon a combination of financial need, academic merit and community service/extra-curricular activities

Deadline: March 15, 2019

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OutdoorStack’s Annual Financial Aid Program

Details:

  • We’re awarding a $500 scholarship to one student passionate about outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cycling, water sports, winter sports. This is a new scholarship we created for 2017, and our goal is to have one every year from here on out. We also hope to raise more awareness about our scholarship and increase the value of the award as years pass.

Deadline is March 30th of each year

 Requirements:

  1. Must currently be a student of The University of Scranton 2. Interest in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cycling, water sports or winter sports

Here is a link to the page where they can get more information and apply: https://outdoorstack.com/finaid

Who can apply?

Any student who has an avid interest in the outdoors may be eligible to apply and win our scholarship.

If you’re currently a full-time or online education student with interest in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cycling, water sports or winter sports then we strongly encourage you to apply for our scholarship. How to apply?

If you’re interested in applying, simply submit your details. The last date to apply is 30 March 2018.

We’ll be reviewing all applicants, and announcing scholarships in May.

April Deadlines

Kiwanis Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to two students who meet the following criteria:

  •  Resident of Lackawanna County,
  • Graduate of Lackawanna County secondary school – public or private,
  • Accepted in a 4 year degree program at the University of Scranton, Marywood University or Keystone College,
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

Application available 2019

Scholarship winners will receive $750 per semester, from the Kiwanis Club of Scranton, for up to 8 semesters so long as they maintain a “B” average.  The $750 award will be matched by the respective college, making the total value of the scholarship, $12,000.

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The McLean Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Nursing or Physician Assistant Program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00
    *Ideal candidates are campus leaders and community volunteers

Application available 2019

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The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Awards will be made to honorably discharged veterans and their spouses of disabled veterans who are high school or GED graduates. Renewable scholarships for up to $10,000 per year will be granted, determined by financial need and consideration of academic performance, work experience, leadership and community service, and challenges to completing a postsecondary program. Each award renewal will increase by $1,000 over the previous year to encourage program completion for each recipient.

Click Here for more information and to apply

Deadline: April 27, 2018

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Munley Law Scholarship

Munley Law is offering $5,000 to a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with their college or university in the United States.

For an applicant to be eligible for this scholarship they must be:
•    A legal resident of the United States
•    18 years or older at the time of the scholarship’s disbursement (May 30, 2018)
•    Enrolled in a college or university by the time the scholarship is disbursed on May 30, 2018

Click Here to Learn More and Apply

Deadline: Apr 30, 2018

May Deadlines

PASFAA Scholarship

Student Eligibility:  All students applying for the PASFAA Scholarship must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Pennsylvania resident - If you are 18 years of age or older you must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before you file the FAFSA (excluding any time you are enrolled in a Pennsylvania postsecondary school, if you came into or remained in Pennsylvania for the purpose of attending a school or college). If you are under 18 years of age you must have a supporting parent or guardian who has been a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before you filed the FAFSA.
  • Enrolled at least half-time, in a degree-seeking program in a post-secondary institution of higher education OR a diploma/certificate program in the Nursing or BT&T Sector only
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 30 credits or the hours equivalent from a post-secondary institution of higher education at the time of application
  • Scholarships are non-renewable, but students are welcome to reapply
  • Preference will be given to applicants attending schools that are part of the PASFAA membership
  • No more than one scholarship per year will be given to each of the following sectors: Business Trade & Technical, Nursing, Private Four Year, Public Two Year, PASSHE, State- Related and Graduate Schools.

General Information:

The PASFAA Scholarship is made possible by the association and generous donations from members. PASFAA will award seven, $1,000 scholarships.

Selection Panel and Process: The panel consists of representatives from several sectors. A member of the scholarship panel will remove him/herself from the process when a student from their institution is being considered. Scholarship winners will be selected based on their academic achievement and the content of their written statements.  Each member of the panel will individually rank each applicant’s material.

Deadline : May 1, 2018

Distribution of funds:

 PASFAA will distribute checks at the Fall Conference, if the winner or school representative is present. If not, check will be mailed. Winners must supply social security number for tax purposes. The Financial Aid Office must verify that the student is enrolled and in good academic standing. This scholarship is designed to reduce debt – it is not to be used by the institution to replace or reduce grant or other scholarship funds. If the student withdraws from the school prior to the scholarship funds being applied to their account, all scholarship money must be returned to the PASFAA Scholarship fund. 

Complete the application at

https://pasfaa.org/docs/forms/ScholarshipApp_2018.html.

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Applications must be received by midnight of the deadline date to:

                Brandi Darr, Director of Financial Aid, PASFAA Scholarship Chair bsd@pitt.edu

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Dr. Arthur J. & Helen Horvat Foundation Scholarship 2018-2019 Application

Application Process

There are two (2) parts to the application process:

  1. You must print out, complete this application packet, and submit it to the address listed at the end of the last page of the application.
  2. You must also submit all required documentation.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be high school seniors, current college students, graduate students or professional students.
  • Applicants must have resided within the boundary limits of Duryea, Avoca, Dupont, Pittston City, Pittston Township, Jenkins Township, Yatesville, Hughestown, Suscon, Old Forge, Taylor, Moosic and Ransom Township for at least one year prior to graduating high school and/or completing an application for the Horvat Foundation Scholarship. Addresses will be checked closely for eligibility.
  • Applicants must be science students. By science students, it is meant a field of study in chemistry, physics, biology, the life sciences, or some other related major leading to a career in the medical or health profession.
  • High school senior applicants must maintain grades that fall within the top 10% of their class and be participating in an academic curriculum, which would qualify them for acceptance into a science related field.
  • College applicants must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Family income of qualifying students cannot exceed amounts set by Trustees. Current adjusted gross income limitations are : $77,535 for one dependent, $82,183 for two dependents and $86,750 for three or more dependents.

Deadline: May 15, 2018 - You must submit your application and supporting documents no later than midnight EST. No exceptions will be made to the deadline.

Website: http://horvatscholarship.org/

UNSPECIFIED DEADLINES

Thrivent Student Resources Scholarship

Criteria

  • You are 18+
  • You are currently Attending or are enrolled in school and have payable expenses to the institution.
  • You do not live in New York and Florida.
  • You agree to the Terms & Conditions.

Application

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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.

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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/

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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; dfernand@ametsoc.org.

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Familes of Freedom Scholarship Fund
www.familiesoffreedom.org

Eligibility:

  • 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
CSFA
505 Riverview Road
P.O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082

Toll-free phone: 1-877-862-0136
E-mail: freedom@csfa.org

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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:

USC-RAN
3716 SOUTH HOPE STREET, SUITE 348
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

213-743-2409 · 800-854-NPSC · Fax 213-743-2407
npschg@npsc.org · www.npsc.org

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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.

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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

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Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship

The Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship is a great opportunity for students who actively participate and display leadership in community service programs or any projects that involve volunteer work and giving back to the community.

This is a general one-time $500 scholarship that is available for incoming college freshman and all undergraduate, community college, and graduate school students. To be eligible, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and submit a 750-word personal statement about how they have demonstrated leadership and dedication in giving back to the community. Eligibility criteria, application requirements, and an application cover sheet are all available at www.virginia-criminallawyer.com.

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The Kush Arora Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship

The Kush Arora Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship is a great opportunity for students with an interest in criminal justice reform.

This is a general one-time $500 scholarship for incoming college freshman and all undergraduate, community college, and graduate students. Eligibility criteria, application requirements, and an application cover sheet are all available at www.maryland-criminallawyer.com.

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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 rap@nas.edu if additional information or assistance is needed.

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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

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POLICE CORPS SCHOLARSHIPS

PROVIDE
College EDUCATION: Up to $30,000
Police Corps TRAINING: FREE
Police Officers EXPERIENCE: PAID

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES a 4 YEAR COMMITMENT

Contact the U.S. Department of Justice:
1-888-94CORPS
(1-888-942-6777)

E-mail: Askopc@ojp.usdoj.gov

Website: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/opclee

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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

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National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

Offering:

  • 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

For more information contact the UGSP at:
http://ugsp.info.nih.gov
e-mail: ugsp@uih.gov
Phone: 1-800-528-7689
TTY: 1-888-352-3001

Applications available on-line

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The Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management

Requirements:
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
Nabisco, Inc.
200 DeForest Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Phone: 973-503-4154
Fax: 973-503-4221
Email: HareL@Nabisco.com

Forms may also be downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.asq.org/about/divisions/stats

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Service connected scholarship to support the career development of biomedical health researchers for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.Requirements:

  • 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

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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: getpub@nsf.gov. 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.

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LATINO STUDENTS

The FREE online scholarship guide for Latino students featuring:

  • Complete and up-to-date information on over 300 scholarships for Latino students attending or applying for admission to community colleges, undergraduate colleges and universities and graduate schools across the United States.

  • 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

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Tony Munter Whistleblower Attorney Transparency Scholarship

The Tony Munter Whistleblower Attorney Transparency Scholarship is an opportunity for students who believe that transparency and accountability are critical virtues in either the private or the public sector.

This is a general one-time $500 scholarship for incoming college freshman and all undergraduate, community college, and law school students. Eligibility criteria include a 750-word essay on the importance of transparency and accountability in the student's current, desired, or future career. More details and an application cover sheet are available at www.whistleblower-quaitam-attorney.net.

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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.

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Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.

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.
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