Outside Scholarships

In addition to institutional scholarships and grants, RMU assists students by providing a list of private or outside scholarship opportunities. The outside scholarships listed below are separated by category and are listed by due date. The private scholarship providers listed here represent some of the best for RMU students.

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General Scholarships
Due Month
Website

Mensa Educational Foundation

January

foundation.us.mensa.org

Disability Awareness Scholarship

January

militaryvaloan.com/disability-scholarships.html

The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
Educational Foundation

January

ihlaef.org/scholarships.cfm

USA Funds

February

usafunds.org

Resources for the Education
of Adults in the Chicago
Area (REACH)

April

reach-chicago.org

Q Link Wireless Connection

April

qlinkwireless.com/scholarship

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

March

foundationcenter.org

Illinois Sheriff Association

March

ilsheriff.org

Kevin Shannon Foundation

March

kevinshannonfoundation.org

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
(College Seniors or recent graduates)

March

jackkentcookefoundation.org

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarship

March

aynrand.org.contests

AmVets Award Programs

April

amvets.org

Sallie Mae Fund Programs

April

salliemaefund.org

Military Education Scholarship

May

vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

April,
September

iie.org/gilman

Mellinger Foundation

May

mellinger.org

Rotary/ONE Chicago Scholarship

June

rotaryone.org

Student Inventors Scholarship

June

invent.org/collegiate

My Supplements Store

June

mysupplementstore.com/scholarship.html

Paramount Equity - Y.E.S. Scholarship

June

paramountequity.com/scholarship/

ProofreadingServices.com

 

June

http://www.proofreadingservices.com/pages/scholarship

Giva Corporate Scholarship

 

June, December

http://www.givainc.com/scholarships/

CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship

July     ceo.com/ceo-of-tomorrow-scholarship  

Best Online College Scholarship  

July       bestonlinecollege.org/undergraduate-scholarship

Willens Law Offices

July

http://www.willenslaw.com/anything-but-law-school-graduate-scholarship/

Alphacard

August

http://www.alphacard.com/college-scholarship-program

Better Business Bureau

September

chicago.bbb.org/scholarships/info

Coca-Cola Scholars

October

coca-colascholars.org

The Rhodes Scholarship

October

rhodes.org

Le Petit Soldat

December

lepetitsoldat.com/Scholarship-W3.aspx

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

December

aftercollege.com/content/scholarships/

 

Sentry Security

December

http://www.sentrysecurity.com/scholarship-program.php

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Various Months

microsoft.com/college/scholarships

Boeing Scholarship

Various Months

boeing.com

Community Foundation for Land of Lincoln

Various Months

springfield.il.us/pdfs/ScholarshipsAvailable1.1.13.pdf

AfterCollege

Various Months

https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/22/

AfterCollege

Various Months

https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/30/

PayAnywhere

Various Months

http://www.payanywhere.com/

North American Bancard

Various Months

http://www.northamericanbancard.com/

Capital for Merchants

Various Months

http://www.capitalformerchants.com/

     
Scholarships for Minority Students
Due Month
Website

Ron Brown Scholarship

January

ronbrown.org

Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship

January

ushli.org

Gates Foundation Millennium Scholarship

January

gmsp.org

HSF/HACEMOS

February

hsf.net/hacemos.aspx

GE and LULAC Scholarship Funds

March

lucac.org

Jackie Robinson Foundation

March

jackierobinson.org
 

Chicago Dia De Los Ninos

April

Application Form must be emailed to Yvette Bazan at bazanyve@gmail.com

National Association of
Black Female Music Executives

April

nabfeme.org

National Association of Black Journalist Scholarship (NABJ)

April

nabj.org

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
 

April

chciyouth.org

Hispanic College Fund
 

April

scholarships.hispanicfund.org  
 

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship

April

holocaust.hklaw.com

USLO Minority Student Entrepreneur

April

usleaseoption.com/scholarship.php

ILACHE Scholarship

May

ilache.com

Congressional Black Caucus
Spouses Education Fund

May

cbcfinc.org

Medical Goods, Inc. Minority Nursing Student Scholarship

May

medicalgoods.com/minority-nursing-scholarship/

Hispanic Association of
Colleges and Universities

May

scholarships.hacu.net

Jesus Guadalupe Fund

July

jesusguadalupefund.org

Fiesta Del Sol Scholars

August
 

fiestadelsol.org
 

Hispanic Illinois State
Law Enforcement Association

August

hislea.org/scholarships/

General Motors Minority
Dealers Association Scholarship

November

gmmda.org

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

Various Months

beanactuary.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Various Months

hsf.net

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship

Various Months

apsanet.org

 
Art and Design Scholarships
Due Month
Website

Buick Achievers Scholarship   

February

buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org

American Society of Interior Designers

March

asid.org

International Furniture Design Association
Educational Foundation

March

ifdaef.org/scholarships

Society of Publication Designers
Competition

March

spd.org

Print and Graphics Foundation

March

gain.net

Worldstudio Foundation

April

worldstudio.org

Electronic Document Systems Foundation

May

edsf.org

DAZ 3D - 3D Graphic Design Scholarship

June

daz3d.com/3d-graphic-design-scholarship

VSA Arts/Volkswagon Scholarship

July

vsaarts.org

AFCEA Copernicus Foundation
Scholarships

October

afcea.org/education/scholarships

 
Business Scholarships
Due Month
Website

National Association of Black Accountants

January

nabainc.org

Buick Achievers Scholarship

February

buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org

American society of Women
Accountants (Chicago)

February

aswachicago.org

National Federation of
Paralegal Associates

February

paralegals.org

Government Finance Officers
Association 

March

gfoa.org/services/scholarships

HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship

March

hubshout.com/?p=Scholarship

National Society of
Accountants Foundation

March

nsacct.org

Educational Foundation for Women
in Accounting

April

efwa.org

American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants

June

www.aicpa.org

Independent Accountants
Association of Illinois

June

illinoisaccountants.com

Insureon

June

insureon.com/insureonu/small-business-scholarship

Scholarships for Study in
Paralegal Studies

July

paralegals.org

DOMO Scholarship For Business Management

August

domo.com/company/scholarship

Console and Hollawell

August

premierpersonalinjuryattorneys.com/legal-leaders-scholarship/

Paralegal411.org

October

http://www.paralegal411.org/scholarship/

Illinois Certified Public

Accountants Society

November

futurecpa.org

Scholarship for Finance & Economics

December

streamlinerefinance.net/finance-economics-scholarship.html

AfterCollege Business Scholarship

December

aftercollege.com/content/scholarships/

 

Adelante Fund Scholarship

Various Months

adelantefund.org/adelante/Default_EN.asp

The Company Corporation

Various Months

incorporate.com/business_plan_contest.html

AfterCollege

Various Months

https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/24/

AfterCollege

Various Months

https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/29/

 
Computer Science Scholarships
Due Month
Website

Anita Borg/ Google, Inc. Scholarships     

January

google.com/anitaborg

Binpress

May

http://www.binpress.com/content/scholarship

Buick Achievers Scholarship

February

buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org

BrainTrack Computer Science Degree Scholarship

November and March

braintrack.com/colleges-by-career/computer-programmers#scholarship

The David Scholarship

August

davidscholarship.org

Microsoft College Scholarship

January

microsoft.com/college/ss_overview.mspx

Hispanic Engineer Achievement Awards      

April

henaac.org

General John A. Wickham Scholarship

May

afcea.org/education/scholarships

 
Culinary Arts Scholarships               
Due Month
Website

National Restaurant Association
Educational Foundation

March,
November

nraef.org/scholarships

Culinary Executives Club of America

April

cateringexecutives.org

James Beard Foundation

May

jamesbeard.org

Charlie Trotter Foundation

May

charlietrotters.com

Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association
Educational Foundation

May

stayillinois.com

Illinois Restaurant Association

May

illinoisrestaurants.org

American Hotel and Lodging
Educational Foundation
(Ecolab)

June

ahlef.org

American Academy of Chefs

July,
December

acfchefs.org

International Deli, Dairy,
Bakery Association

Various
Months

iddba.org

 
Health Studies Scholarships
Due Month
Website

American Medical Technologists

April
 

amt1.com

Association Surgical Technologists

April
 

ast.org
 

Tylenol Scholarship

September
 

tylenol.com

Addison Wesley-Benjamin Cummings
Allied Health Scholarship

November
 

aw-bc.com

Creative Bioscience Scholarship November  

creativebioscience.com/blog/creative-bioscience-fitness-scholarship/

Therapy Professional Scholarship

December   medicaresupplementalinsurance.com/scholarship  

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship  

July   aspiringnurse.com/nursing-scholarship  
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship December   pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship


Best Price Nutrition scholarship


December


bestpricenutrition.com/scholarship.html
 
Scholarships for Women
Due Month
Website

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund

January

talbots.com

Rhea of Hope Foundation

February

rheaofhopefoundation.org

Jeannette Rankin Foundation

March

rankinfoundation.org

Possible Woman Foundation

April

possiblewomanfoundation.org

Ladies Auxiliary National Scholarship

June

amvetsaux.org

Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation

July

ptmfoundation.net

Soroptimist Women's Award

December

soroptimist.org

Independent Women's Forum

December

iwf.org

 
Scholarships for High School Students
Due Month
Website

Education is Freedom Scholarship

January

educationisfreedom.org

Order of the Elks
Most Valuable Student

January

elks.org

Wal-Mart Foundation

January

walmartfoundation.org

Best Buy, Inc. Scholarship

February

bestbuy.com

McDonald House Charities

February

rmhc.org

American Fire Sprinkler Association

April

afsascholarship.org

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

April

artandwriting.org

Horatio Alger Scholarship

October

horatioalger.com

Anne Ford Scholarship

December

ncld.org

AXA Foundation Scholarships

December

axaonline.com


According to the Institute for Higher Education Policy, private scholarships made up 7% of all grants in 2003-04, or about $3.1 billion nation-wide. The amount of scholarship dollars unclaimed is actually far less than the "billions" that is often quoted. The actual amount may only be approximately $100 million.

Scholarship Scams - Six Signs That Your Scholarship is Sunk: Advice from the Federal Trade Commission

  1. "The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back." No one can guarantee that they'll get you a grant or scholarship. Refund guarantees often have conditions or strings attached. Get refund policies in writing" before you pay.
  2. "You can't get this information anywhere else." There are many free lists of scholarships. Check with your school or library before you decide to pay someone to do the work for you.
  3. "May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship?" Don't give out your credit card or bank account number on the phone without getting information in writing first. It may be a set-up for an unauthorized withdrawal.
  4. "You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship," or "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered. Before you send money to apply for a scholarship, check it out. Make sure the foundation or program is legitimate.
  5. "The scholarship will cost some money." Don't pay anyone who claims to be "holding" a scholarship or grant for you. Free money shouldn't cost a thing.
  6. "We'll do all the work." Don't be fooled. There's no way around it. You must apply for scholarships or grants yourself.

 

Additional Scholarships and Financial Resources

Brand Essay Competition

instituteforbrandleadership.org

College Board Scholarship Search

bigfuture.collegeboard.net

College Net Scholarship Database

collegenet.com

Federal Scholarship & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarships

blackexcel.org

Science Net Scholarship Listings

cse.emory.edu

Wired Scholar Free Scholarship Search

collegeanswer.com

 

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