External FundingScholarships by Gender
Scholarships by Major
Association of University Women: Offers fellowships and grants to
women pursing graduate and postgraduate degrees in order to advance careers,
change careers, re-enter the work-force, work in professions where women are
underrepresented, or promote education and disseminate research on gender and
equity for women and girls. Follow the Fellowships/Grants/Awards tab or go to
the Fellowships and Grants
and Professional Women USA Foundation: Offers scholarships to women, age 25
and older, who demonstrate critical financial need and are seeking to further
their education, specifically those who wish to advance their careers or those
who will soon enter or re-enter the workforce.
Network Scholarship Program: Offers ten $10,000 scholarships
annually to junior and senior level undergraduate students to cover the costs
of tuition and books.
Executive Women International (EWI): Offers scholarships to students
participating in one of two programs for high school juniors or adults students
at transitional points in their lives.
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund: Offers female students from
developing countries who, within two years after the completion of their
degree, plan to return to their country or another underdeveloped country to
perform at least two years of service. The scholarships range from $12,000 to
Foundation: Offers various scholarships at
differing amounts to students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation,
gender expression or gender identity.
Foundation: Offers over 40 different
scholarships to residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington, who
are self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), members of
LGBT families, or straight-allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBT
Rankin Foundation: Offers scholarships to women, age 35
or older pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree,
or a first bachelor's degree, and who are low-income according to the U.S.
Department of Labor's Lower Living Standard.
Best for Women: Offers scholarships to women who
provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled
or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training or undergraduate degree
Women in Technology (WTS) Scholarship Program: Offers multiple scholarship awards
of up to $2500 to women who are planning a career in information technology or
a related field. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into a two or four
year U.S. college or university. Follow the "News & Events" tab.
Scholarships for Minorities
Offers two $1500 scholarships to
students pursuing an aerospace-related degree in a second year technical or
associate degree program or with sophomore or junior status in a bachelor
Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE): Offers scholarships to both graduate
and undergraduate students interested in a career in mechanical engineering,
HVAC&R engineering or engineering technology.
ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarship: Offers two $5,000 scholarships to
U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial
automation-related disciplines for undergraduate and graduate study.
of Desk and Derrick Clubs: Offers scholarships to undergraduate
and graduate students planning a career in the field of Petroleum, Energy and
Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Offers fellowships to women and
members of minority groups currently underrepresented in the sciences who will
be pursuing full-time doctorial studies in specific science, math, engineering
and technology fields.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: Offers $25,000 a year to 100
incoming students and $2000 a year to 1,000 incoming freshman or current
college students who are pursuing degrees in the fields of science, technology,
engineering or math as well as design, marketing, accounting, finance and
for the Earth: Offers scholarships to graduate and
undergraduate students, from any discipline of engineering, who are driven to
help balance the designed and the natural worlds. Undergraduate applicants must
be in their Junior or Senior year and all applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA.
& Motion Foundation: Offers two $10,000 scholarships to
graduate students in the fields related to multi-axis force measurement and
Microsoft Tuition Scholarships: Offers technical scholarships,
designed to encourage study in computer science and related technical
disciplines, to current undergraduate female students, underrepresented
minority students or students with disabilities who are currently enrolled in a
four-year undergraduate degree program.
Supply on Demand: Offers scholarships to graduating
seniors who are studying Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics Management
or related undergraduate programs.
Mortgage Refinance Rates Construction & Engineering Scholarship: Offers a $1,000 a year scholarship
to a student, who is 17 or older, and is currently accepted into an
engineering, construction, or architecture related degree seeking program at an
accredited university or college.
Cattlemen’s Foundation: Offers twenty $1,500 scholarships to
undergraduate students in the areas of education, communications, production,
research or any other area involved with the beef industry. Also, offers two
$12,000 graduate scholarships to students pursuing degrees in animal science,
environmental science (water) or agriculture.
Department of Defense Scholarship for Service Program: Offers scholarships and fellowships
to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students with demonstrated ability and
special aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
fields. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and United States citizens
enrolled at a U.S. college or university.
of Independent Professional Earth Scientists: Offers scholarships to
upper-division and graduate students majoring in any Earth Science or Petroleum
Engineering field. Students must be currently enrolled with a GPA of 3.5 or
Murray Wise Foundation Agriculture Scholarship: Offers scholarships to high school
seniors and undergraduate students in a course of study related to agriculture
or agribusiness. Awards are for a minimum of $1,000 per year and may be renewed
for up to four years.
Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program: Offers scholarships to to improve
Hispanic student access to higher education and degrees in science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) for high school seniors and college STEM majors.
Indian College Fund: Offers scholarships and internships
to American Indian students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in
either tribal colleges or selected mainstream colleges or universities.
Indian Graduate Center: Offers scholarships to both
undergraduate and graduate American Indian students who will be attending
accredited U.S. colleges or universities. Follow "Undergraduate
Scholarships" link or "Graduate Scholarships" link for
information about scholarships and graduate fellowship programs.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
& Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund: Offers scholarships to Asian and/or
Pacific Islander Americans attending college for the first time. Must enroll
full-time in a two or four-year program at a U.S. accredited college or
university in the U.S., Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands. Follow "Scholarship Application" link for
Asian Women In Business Scholarship Fund: Offers six $2,500 scholarships to
Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community
service and/or entrepreneurship, are enrolled full-time, and carry a minimum
3.0 G.P.A. from an accredited four year undergraduate program in the U.S.
Excel: The College Help Network
Gates Millennium Scholars
Association of Colleges & Universities: Offers scholarships of $500-$2000
per year to students attending a HACU Member or Partner college or university,
that meet all additional criteria for the program to which they are applying.
HACU Program criteria varies based on the requirements of the funding
organization, e.g., specific major, level of study, college/university, region
of the country, etc. Scholarship amounts also vary depending on the program.
College Fund: Offers scholarships to Hispanic
students that demonstrate both academic merit and financial need.
Scholarship Fund: Offers a variety of scholarships to
Hispanic students at different points in their academic careers. Follow
American Scholarship Foundation: Offers various scholarships from
$1,000 to Korean American students in fields specified by individual and
Unidad Latina Foundation: Offers scholarships ranging from
$250 to $1000 to Hispanic students currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s
or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university.
American Educational Foundation: Offers scholarships to Colorado
residents who are of Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic
National Educational Service Center: Offers scholarships to qualified
Hispanic students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in accredited
colleges or universities. Under "Our Programs", follow
K. Udall Foundation: Offers eighty scholarships of up to
$5,000 and fifty honorable mentions to students who have demonstrated
commitment to careers related to the environment; or to Native American and
Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to
tribal public policy; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have
demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
National Society of Black Engineers
Ritoch-Powell & Associates Native American Scholarship: Available to all Native American students enrolled in a curriculum leading to a profession in civil engineering and land surveying.
Negro College Fund: Administers over 400 scholarship and
fellowship programs with varied criteria, deadlines and requirements that
support students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Apply online.
Scholarship Search Engines
Road and Transportation Builders Association: Offers scholarships to students
whose parent or guardian was permanently disabled or killed while on duty in a
roadway construction zone accident. The applicant’s parent or guardian must
have been employed by a transportation firm or transportation public agency at
the time of the accident.
AMERICORPS: Offers monetary awards for program
service to be used in paying for college or to pay back qualified student
Search Scholarship Program: Offers a $1,000 scholarship to the
essay contest winner who best explains how Google's evolution will affect the
Internet and those in the Search Engine Marketing industry.
Safety Health and Environmental Management Association Scholarship: Offers a $2,000 scholarship to
encourage the study of environmental and occupational health, safety and
related disciplines. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students in all
majors and disciplines are eligible to apply.
of Higher Education Assistance Organizations: Offers up to four $1,000
scholarships to students attending member institutions of the Coalition of
Higher Education Assistance Organization.
Memorial Foundation: Offers grants for dependent children
of firemen or peace officers having suffered injury or are killed in the line
Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Scholars Program: Offers scholarships of up to $4,000
to HIAS-assisted immigrants, resettled in the United States, who are pursuing a
college or graduate degree and show financial need.
Jimmy Beans Wool Beans for Brains Scholarship Program: Offers merit-based scholarships to
undergraduate and graduate students in any course of study who know how to knit
Education & Research Foundation: Offers scholarships based entirely
on essays written by applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic
program or financial need.
Textbooks for a Year Scholarship: Offers one grand prize and two
runner-up scholarship awards to applicants who submit an essay in response to
the scholarship topic.
The National Association for Campus Activities Foundation: Offers various scholarships to
undergraduate and graduate student leaders.
Foundation of America: Offers graduate and undergraduate
scholarships to students who have been in foster care, adopted, or taken into
legal guardianship before the age of 18. Eligible applicants must be 25 or
under and submit specific documentation regarding their orphan status. Follow
the "Programs" tab.
Advocate Foundation Scholarships for Survivors Program: Offers 10 $3,000 scholarships to
students under the age of 25, who are survivors of, or who are currently
battling cancer or a critical or life threatening disease.
Sell Used Books College Essay Contest: Offers a $1,000 grand prize cash
award to a current college/university student 18 years and older who is a legal
resident of the United States. Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay on
why they should win this scholarship.
The Home Security Scholarship: Offers a $1,000 scholarship to
incoming freshman or currently enrolled students who are U.S. Citizens or
Permanent Legal Residents of the United States. Selection is based primarily on
the applicant's ability to write an effective, compelling, and creative essay
on the selected topic.
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