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 2020

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, 2020

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

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

 

September Deadlines

 SDL Achievers Scholarship Quarterly Opportunity

Application available in September 2019

The Award

SameDayLoans365 is proud to announce the awarding of quarterly $500 scholarship to one winner in our SDL Achievers Scholarship 2018 Contest. The winning student will receive a one-time $500 lump scholarship to use towards education costs.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for our Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least8.

How to Enter

To enter our contest, students must write a 750-word essay, or infographic on one of the following topics:

  • Top 3 Sincere Reasons Why I Didn’t Transform my Hobby Into a Business Untill Now
  • What Type of Financial Decisions Students Regret the Most
  • How to Overcome the Stress of Being a Student in Debt

After writing your essay, please send it to scholarship@samedayloans365.org. All essays must be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Info-graphics should be attached to an e-mail along with other required details.

Applicants must send their contact information, including name, address and phone number, along with their essay, or infographic.

Applicants must also provide proof of where they are currently attending college or where they plan to attend in the future. We require proof of this, but it’s important to remember that we will send the money to you.

Deadline

Winners for the SDL Achievers Scholarship are selected Quarterly, with application submission deadlines on December 28, March 28, June 28, September 28 (the same dates every year)

The winners will be announced accordingly, on July 16, October 16, January 16, April 16.

October Deadlines

GreenPal Business Scholarship

 Scholarship is $2,000 paid equally over (4) semesters, this scholarship will be renewed each year with a new winner. Each winner will receive (4) awards of $500 for each semester completed. The winner will be announced October 30th, 2019

https://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship

 Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be graduating High School's Senior Class in 2019 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.5 or higher GPA
  2. Applicant must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner
  3. Applicant must have a declared major or minor in the college of Business, Economics, or Finance.
  4. Funds must be used for full-time enrollment at accredited two or four-year colleges, Universities, vocational or technical schools in the United States

One Mile At A Time Scholarship

 Scholarship details

We offer scholarships for college students, helping to free up funds so they can work on passion projects and explore new ideas. Whether you want to start a new business or participate in a humanitarian trip abroad, we want you to have the financial freedom to succeed. Our passion is to help every person, regardless of budget, afford the experience of visiting new places and expanding their horizons through travel. What’s yours?

 Scholarship Amount

$3,000 annual scholarship

 Eligibility

2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree-seeking full-time students who are currently enrolled or with acceptance, or part-time undergraduate students with verifiable employment of 20+ hours/week.

 How to Enter

No matter what pathway you ultimately take in life, being able to clearly communicate is an important skill. The ways in which people share information are changing, and we believe that ideas and enthusiasm are more important than format. As such, there are two different ways to apply:

  1. Write something — You can choose a casual blog-style or a more formal essay, and aim for ~1,000 words (if you need more, use them, if you don’t, please don’t feel like you need to fill pages). Either way, your grammar and punctuation should be impeccable. We’re all for relaxed formats and breaking rules to set the tone, but draw the line at “apostrophe abuse.”
  2. Make something — Writing is important, but there are other ways to get your point across. If you’d like to submit a video instead, that’s great. The same notes apply; a casual style is fine (we have plenty of our own video bloopers), but you’ll want to showcase crisp and clear communication skills. Please keep videos to under three minutes, and provide a written transcription.

With either format, please also include:

  • Your name
  • Your email address (please use your school email address)
  • Your enrolled school
  • Your major, and why you chose that branch of study (or what you’re leaning towards if undeclared)

Please address all three points in your submission:

  • What are you passionate about, and how can you leverage that enthusiasm to give forward as you go through the world?
  • What skills do you have (or will develop in school) to enable you to do those things in a sustainable way?
  • What steps are you taking to build healthy financial habits that will give you more flexibility after college?

Scholarship rules

Scholarship may be used for tuition, books, university fees, or costs directly associated with study abroad programs and/or exchange student programs.

Selection process 

The scholarship winner will be notified by email in the first week of December 2019, by December 6, 2019, 5 PM EST. The selection of the winner is solely at the discretion of One Mile at a Time.

 Deadline

October 31, 2019 11:59PM EDT

November Deadlines

Surgent Exam Review College Scholarship

 About the Surgent Exam Review College Scholarship Program

As a leader in professional education, we're committed to supporting the ambition of accounting and finance professionals through a quality exam review program. For that reason, and many others, we're incredibly proud of our proprietary software, A.S.A.P. Technology, and how it's given EA, CIA, CISA, CMA, and CPA Exam candidates the ability to improve their comprehension of exam content while reducing their study time.   Supporting career ambition is exactly why we created the Surgent Exam Review College Scholarship program. This scholarship is open to any currently-enrolled students working towards an accounting or finance major at an accredited college or university within the United States. Two winners will be chosen for this scholarship. First prize will receive $1,000 and one runner-up will receive $500.  

 Essay Question 

All applicants must complete the short application below, including an essay (in 1,000 words or less) that addresses the following:

In your own words, describe the differences between management accounting and financial accounting, as well as why both are crucial to a successful business?

Visit our website at https://www.surgent.com/college-scholarship/ 

Eligibility

Applicants must be a current student at an accredited college or university within the U.S.

Applicants must be studying to work in accounting or finance

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Applicants must submit a copy of their transcript to marketing@surgent.com and use the subject line "Surgent Exam Review College Scholarship"

The deadline for the 2019 College Scholarship is November 15th, 2019. Winners will be notified by December 2nd, 2019.  


Surgent CPA Review College Scholarship

 At Surgent, we understand that passing the challenging CPA exam to become a licensed accountant is a major undertaking. We’re proud of how well our CPA Review course helps accounting students all over the country tackle the CPA Exam and become CPAs faster. And now we want to do even more to support aspiring CPAs out there by supporting some deserving students.

 That’s why we created the Surgent CPA Review College Scholarship program. This scholarship is open to any currently-enrolled students working towards an accounting or finance major at an accredited college or university within the United States. Two winners will be chosen for this scholarship. First prize will receive $1,000 and one runner-up will receive $500.

 1st place: $1,000
1st Runner-up: $500

 Visit our website at https://www.surgentcpareview.com/college-scholarship/

Essay Question

All applicants must complete the short application below, including an essay (in 1,000 words or less) that addresses the following:

In your own words, describe the differences between management accounting and financial accounting, as well as why both are crucial to a successful business?

Eligibilty

Applicants must be a current student at an accredited college or university within the U.S

Applicants must be studying to work in accounting or finance

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Applicants must submit a copy of their transcript to marketing@surgent.com with the subject line “Surgent CPA Review College Scholarship”

The deadline for the 2019 Surgent CPA Review Scholarship is November 15th, 2019. Winners will be notified by December 2nd, 2019.

December Deadlines

SDL Achievers Scholarship Quarterly Opportunity

 The Award

SameDayLoans365 is proud to announce the awarding of quarterly $500 scholarship to one winner in our SDL Achievers Scholarship 2018 Contest. The winning student will receive a one-time $500 lump scholarship to use towards education costs.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for our Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least8.

How to Enter

To enter our contest, students must write a 750-word essay, or infographic on one of the following topics:

  • Top 3 Sincere Reasons Why I Didn’t Transform my Hobby Into a Business Untill Now
  • What Type of Financial Decisions Students Regret the Most
  • How to Overcome the Stress of Being a Student in Debt

After writing your essay, please send it to scholarship@samedayloans365.org. All essays must be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Info-graphics should be attached to an e-mail along with other required details.

Applicants must send their contact information, including name, address and phone number, along with their essay, or infographic.

Applicants must also provide proof of where they are currently attending college or where they plan to attend in the future. We require proof of this, but it’s important to remember that we will send the money to you.

Deadline

Winners for the SDL Achievers Scholarship are selected Quarterly, with application submission deadlines on December 28, March 28, June 28, September 28 (the same dates every year)

The winners will be announced accordingly, on July 16, October 16, January 16, April 16.


COURSE HERO 2019 Veteran Scholarship

 Award: $5,000
Award Frequency: One recipient every six months

Eligibility:

  • Permanent Legal U.S. Resident
  • Military affiliation:
    • Retired, honorably discharged or active duty service members of any branch of the United States military, including the United States Army and Reserves, United States Navy and Reserves, United States Air Force and Reserves, United States Marine Corps and Reserves, United States Coast Guard and Reserves, the National Guard and Air National Guard, or spouses, children or family members of such service members
  • At least 16 years old
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Currently enrolled full-time or part-time in a two-year or four-year accredited undergraduate or graduate college or university, or vocational, technical or private career institution in the United States, as listed on the U.S. Department of Education website, available at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
  • Must submit an essay - 500 words or less. 

      Deadline: December 31, 2019


COURSE HERO 2019 Rise Up Scholarship for First-Generation College Students

Award: $5,000
Award Frequency: One recipient every six months

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Age: 16 and over
  • Permanent legal U.S. resident
  • A detailed and well-written 500 word essay response
  • Enrollment in a school listed on the U.S. Department of Education website
  • Be the first in your family to attend college

 Deadline: December 31, 2019

 

 

UNSPECIFIED DEADLINES

Health Administration Scholarship

We are a free educational resource for people looking to learn about careers and education in the business side of healthcare.

Application

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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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