Off Campus Scholarships
Types of Scholarships
There are many different types of scholarships that are available. Some scholarships are based upon merit, while others are based upon financial need. There are also scholarship programs that give special consideration to minority students or for students entering a particular degree program or field of study.
When to Begin Searching for Scholarships
You should begin searching for scholarships as soon as possible. Many scholarship opportunities have application requirements and deadlines that must be met. If you begin searching too late, you may miss out on valuable opportunities. It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships for college.
Begin your scholarship search locally. Your community may provide the best (and least advertised) opportunity. Local clubs, businesses, organizations, and churches are all potential sources.
The requirements are different for every scholarship program. Before applying, make sure that you fully understand all of the application procedures and the eligibility criteria. Some scholarship applications require an essay or another demonstration of your potential. Others require a minimum GPA or standardized test score.
The list below includes links to a wide variety of free scholarship searches. Many more can be found on the internet as well as at your local library. Beware of scholarship sites or agencies that charge a fee. Most scholarship information is free of charge.
Dept of Labor Search more than 7,500 Scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial awards opportunities
College Board Find Scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2.200 programs, totally nearly $6 billion
College Scholarships Scholarships available to all kinds of students
Fin Aid! Scholarships and fellowships for minority student
Healthcare Administration Scholarships Educational resources for people looking to learn about careers and education in the business side of healthcare.
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Herrman & Herrman To raise awareness of technology’s impact on driving, our Texas car accident lawyers are sponsoring our 4th annual essay contest with $5,000 in prizes to help young people further their educations. Deadline December 1, annual.
Side By Side Win-Win-Win Scholarship $1,000 was designed with a dual purpose of not just helping a couple of students a year with their tuition, but to encourage all applicants to begin thinking seriously about how they will make their mark on the world around them by doing good. Spring Deadline May 1st Annually, Winter December 1st annually.
Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. This is a $1,000 scholarship, and is awarded on December 20th of each year. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15th of each year.
Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award You will be assigned a topic in the criminal law field that applies to a Federal or State legal issue. Each applicant will be given an outline to guide them on their research and writing. Rolling deadline. Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment.