Outside Scholarships

A Resource Guide For Students

Do you have a 2.5 or higher GPA?

Do you want to reduce your student loans?

Do you need more money for your tuition and fees?

To get more money to satisfy your needs, apply for Outside Scholarships. Provided below are links to useful outside scholarship websites. Please feel free to research and apply before the scheduled deadline dates. Good luck surfing!
  1. Apply only if you're eligible! Read all of the scholarship requirements and directions carefully to make sure you're eligible before you send in your application. Your application can't win if you're not eligible for the scholarship.
  2. Complete the application in full. If a question doesn't apply, note that on the application. Don't just leave it blank.
  3. Follow directions. Provide everything that is required. But don't supply things that aren't requested - you could be disqualified.
  4. Neatness counts. Make several photocopies of all the forms you receive. Use the copies as working drafts to develop your application packet. Always type your application. If you must print, do so neatly and legibly.
  5. Make sure your essay makes an impression. The key to writing a strong essay is to be personal and specific. Include concrete details to make your experience come alive: who, what, where and when.
  6. Watch out for deadlines. To help keep yourself on track, impose a deadline on yourself that is at least two weeks before the stated deadline. Use this time to proofread your application before you send it off.
  7. Make copies before sending. Before sending your application, make a copy of the entire packet and keep it on file in case your application goes astray. Make sure your name (and social security number if applicable) appears on each page of your application to ensure that nothing is lost.
  8. Give it a fine "once-over." Proofread the entire application carefully. Be on the lookout for misspelled words or grammatical errors. Ask a friend, teacher or parent to proofread it as well.
  9. Ask for help if you need it. If you have problems with the application, call the funding organization and ask questions.
  10. Remember - your scholarship application represents you! Your ability to submit a neat, timely complete application reflects on you. It's your face to this organization. Take pride in yourself by submitting your best application.

Alphabetized Links to Outside Scholarships

Adventures in Education

AFROTC High School Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Awards

American Assoc. of University Women

American Chemical Society Scholarships

American Fire Sprinkler Scholarship Contest

American Legion Scholarships

Art and Writing Awards

Asian American Journalist Association

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Ayn Rand Institute

Baptist Scholarships

Bowling Scholarships

Civil Air Patrol Scholarships

College Board Scholarship Search

College Connection Scholarships

College Scholarships for Minority Students

College View's Scholarship Search

College Xpress Scholarship Search

College-Bound High School Seniors - Scholarships

Collegiate Inventors Competition

Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Institute

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Coveted National Scholarships

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

FastWEB Scholarship Search

Federal Scholarships and Aid

Fellowship Database (Graduate)

Financial Resources for Women

Fridell Memorial Scholarship (Dale E.)

Headset Plus

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Intel Science Talent Search

International Students Scholarships & Aid Help 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

Jewish Scholarships


LULAC - National Scholastic Achievement Awards

Martin Luther King Scholarships

Methodist Scholarships

Microsoft Scholarships

Minority Scholarships

Minority Scholarships (All levels)

Music For The Blind

The National Academies Fellowships 

National Back Nurses' Assoc. Scholarships

National Merit Scholarships

Foster Care to Success (formerly Orphan Foundation of America)

Outlaw Student Scholarships

Paralegal Scholarships

Princeton Review Scholarships & Aid 

Sallie Mae Grants and Scholarships

Scholarship Resources for Minority Students

State Farm Insurance

Student Award Search Aid

Student Inventors Scholarships

Super College Scholarships

The David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund

The Roothbert Fund Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Undesignated Scholarships (Engineering)

United Negro College Fund

Varsity Tutors

Additional Financial Resources