External/Outside Scholarships

Applying for outside scholarships is another option that students have when seeking to finance their education. Students should start their scholarship search by looking in their “own backyard.” Check your high school guidance counselor offices, your local libraries, your local rotary club, your church, your employer, or your bank. However, be mindful of scholarship scams! Never pay a fee to search for scholarships or to apply for scholarships!

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Important:  If a student receives an outside scholarship, they are responsible for notifying the Financial Aid Office about the details and any restrictions of the award.  External/Outside Scholarships should be reported to the Financial Aid Office through Financial Aid Self ServiceInstructions on how to report an outside scholarship can be found here.

The following is a list of outside scholarships that students may consider. Application requirements, deadline, terms and conditions, and other information is established by each scholarship individually. Please contact the scholarship directly for more information.

Federal Department of Labor Scholarship Database

https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx?currentpage=1&studyLevelfilter=

Scholarship Search database sponsored by the Federal Department of Labor. Includes opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

 

The Abell Award in Urban Policy

https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/institute-for-health-and-social-policy/awards-and-fellowships/the-abell-award/

Deadlines:

  • Entry Form: October 19, 2017
  • Abstract: November 17, 2017
  • Paper Submission: February 15, 2018

Award Amount: $5,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • All McDaniel students

 

Abbot and Fenner Scholarship

www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Deadline: June 14, 2018

Award Amount: $1,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • High school juniors and seniors
  • All students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution

 

AXA Foundation

us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

Deadline: December 15, 2017, or until 10,000 applications are submitted

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • High school seniors

 

Baltimore Community Foundation

http://www.bcf.org/For-Grant-Scholarship-Seekers/Scholarships/Explore-Scholarships-at-BCF

Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Deadline: January

Award Amount: $7,500 annually

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Full-time sophomore or junior pursuing a degree in an accredited institution of higher education, and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
  • GPA of at least “B” (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his/her class.
  • Be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national. Nominations from permanent residents must include a letter of the nominee’s intent to obtain U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the Permanent Resident Card.

 

BBG Communications

http://www.breylancommunications.com/bbgcommunications/132/scholarships.php

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Award Amount: $500

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Student must be between the ages of 16 and 21
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be an United States or Canadian citizen
  • Must have at least one year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award.

 

Belluck & Fox, LLP

http://www.belluckfox.com/mesothelioma/scholarships/

Deadline: March 25, 2017

Award Amount: Amount varies

Who is eligible to apply? Varies based on the scholarship

 

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

Deadline: March (for Summer or Fall) OR October (for Spring)

Award Amount: $4,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
  • Be accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by McDaniel
  • Studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks in one country
  • Studying or interning in any country except countries on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list.

 

Boren Awards for International Study

https://www.borenawards.org/

Deadline: February 8, 2018

Award Amount: Amount varies, up to $20,000 for a full academic year

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application
  • Be a high school graduate, or have earned a GED
  • Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program within the United States.
  • Must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.
  • Applying to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

 

Campus Pride National Scholarship Database

https://www.campuspride.org/national-scholarship-database/

Deadline: Varies based on Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies based on Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

Carroll County Association of REALTORS, Inc.

http://ccarf.org/httpccarf-orgwp-contentuploads201410grantapp-pdf/

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Award Amount: $1,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Carroll County High School Seniors who live in or attend school in Carroll County and will be attending college or trade school in the Fall of 2016
  • All current college freshmen who attend college in Carroll County and who will continue college in the Fall of 2016.

 

Central Scholarship Bureau

www.central-scholarship.org/scholarships/undergraduate-degrees/

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Maryland residents or you must reside within 200 miles of Baltimore City
  • Family income below $90,000
  • US Citizen or permanent resident

 

CU Foundation Scholarship

http://cufound.ord/scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Award Amount: $1,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Members of Maryland or District of Columbia-based credit unions and members of non MD/DC-based credit unions that are affiliated with the MD & DC Credit Union Association
  • Undergraduate Students (Freshmen-Senior)

 

College Board Scholarship Search

http://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

CollegeNet

http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

Community Foundation of Carroll County

www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/Scholarships.asp

Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

Community Foundation of Frederick County

http://www.cffredco.org/receive/scholarships

Check webpage in January 2018 for specific dates and details regarding scholarships supporting the 2018-19 academic year.

 

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

https://cfes.org/nonprofits-and-students/scholarships/

Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

Community Volunteer Scholarship

https://rawspicebar.com/pages/scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Award Amount: $1,500

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Any full-time undergraduate student enrolled for 2018-2019 academic year who has volunteered in their community

 

Dutch Crafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

https://www.dutchcrafters.com/heritage-scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Award Amount: $500

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment, full time, at an accredited four year institution
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or maintain legal citizenship within the U.S.
  • Have at least a 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have applied for the FAFSA
  • Cannot be an employee, or relative of an employee, of JMX Brands

 

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/prizeinethics.aspx

Deadline: December 11, 2017

Award Amount: Up to $5,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Registered undergraduate, full-time Juniors and Seniors at an accredited four year U.S. college or university
  • Students entering the contest are required to have a Faculty Sponsor review and electronically verify their essay.
  • The Foundation requires an official letter from your Registrar on your institution’s letterhead, or from the National Student Clearing House verifying your enrollment as a full-time undergraduate Junior or Senior.

 

FastWeb

http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships

Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

The Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc

http://www.gardenclub.org/scholarships/scholarship-application.aspx

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Award Amount: $2,500

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be considered full-time as defined by the NGC
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
  • Must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design, or horticulture
  • See website for eligible majors

 

The Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarships

http://www.gardenclub.org/scholarships/scholarship-application.aspx

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Award Amount: $2,500

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be considered full-time as defined by the NGC
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
  • Must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design, or horticulture
  • See website for eligible majors

 

Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Inc.

http://www.gardenclub.org/scholarships/scholarship-application.aspx

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Award Amount: Up to $3,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students whose home residences are in Maryland
  • Students who are entering their junior or senior year or a graduate program at the end of their current term
  • Students receiving full scholarships from another source, or combination of sources, are not eligible

 

Gates Millennium Scholars

http://www.gmsp.org/default.aspx

Deadline: January 11, 2017

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • S. Citizens
  • African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • Must have a high school GPA of 3.3 unweighted or have earned a GED
  • Must be a Federal Pell Grant recipient

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

https://hsf.net/

Deadline: March 30, 2017

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited for not-for-profit 4-year university or graduate school during Fall of scholarship cycle year
  • S. Citizen, Permanent, Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (As defined by FAFSA).

-U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non

Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

-Complete FAFSA

-Emphasis on STEM majors

 

Kid’s Chance Scholarship

http://www.kidschance-md.org

Deadline: Students may reapply each semester for additional financial support (Check website)

Award Amount: $1,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students must be between 16-25 years old and have had a substantial decline in family income due to parent with catastrophic injury or disease

 

Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship

www.montgomeryhispanicgala.org

Application Available: February 15, 2018

Deadline: TBD

Award Amount: $2,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Must currently be a high school senior or an undergraduate student attending a college or university in the State of Maryland
  • Do not have to be of Hispanic or Latino descent to apply for this scholarship
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Resident, or Dreamer, as defined by the Maryland Dream Act
  • Must have proof of financial need to continue your higher education

 

Maryland Mensa

http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships

Application opens: September 15, 2017

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

Mid-shore Community Foundation

http://www.mscf.org/scholarships/

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

National FFA Scholarship Program

https://www.ffa.org/scholarships

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship
  • Must be a member of FFA

 

Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship

https://www.ny-bankruptcy.com/scholarship/

Deadline: April 21, 2018

Award Amount: $2,500

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students enrolled or planning to attend in the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Must be a member of FFA

 

Odenza Marketing Scholarship

http://www.odenzascholarships.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_scholarship.php

Deadline: see scholarship information for deadline information

Award Amount: $500

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Must be between the ages of 16-25
  • Have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at time of award ( HS Seniors are also eligible)
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be a citizen of U.S. or Canada

 

The Polish Heritage Association Scholarship

http://www.pha-md.org/scholarship.html

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Award Amount: $1,500

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Current High School Senior or full-time college student
  • Legal resident of Maryland
  • Have at least two Polish ancestors
  • Must attend an accredited institution in the U.S.

 

RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate Scholarship program

http://www.iitsec.org/education/studentsandteachers/Pages/Scholarships.aspx

Deadline: June 19, 2017

Award Amount: $5,000 or $10,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students interested in leadership in the modeling & simulation, training and education communities

 

SMART Scholarship

http://smart.asee.org/

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Award Amount: Varies

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Be 18 years or older by August 1, 2015
  • Willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the selected SMART programs of study
  • Current high school students are not eligible to apply

 

Tevin Jones Scholarship Fund

https://www.torreysmith.org/scholarship/

Deadline: March 3, 2017

Award Amount: $5,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • High school entering college in the fall 2017
  • Reside in Maryland or Virginia
  • Accepted to an accredited four-year college or university
  • Come from a low-income household
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Involved in an extracurricular activity

 

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/undergraduate-transfer/

Deadline: October 24, 2017

Award Amount: Depends on financial need

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students must be a current student, with sophomore status, at an accredited two-year institution
  • The student must have at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Students must be planning to attend an accredited four-year institution the following fall semester.

 

Union Plus Scholarship

http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship

Deadline: January 28, 2017

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus Program, their spouses and their children
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is recommended

 

United Negro College Fund

https://scholarships.uncf.org/

Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

Award Amount: varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Varies based on scholarship

 

US Bank Scholarship

https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship.html

Deadline: October 27, 2017

Award Amount: Varies based on scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

  • High school seniors and current undergraduate college students

 

WyzAnt College Scholarship

http://www.wyzant.com/scholarships/

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Who is eligible to apply?

  • High school sophomores through college juniors