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.

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.
 

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General Scholarships
Due Month
Website

American Bullion

January

americanbullion.com/scholarship

Disability Awareness Scholarship

January

militaryvaloan.com/disability-scholarships.html

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

January

reach-chicago.org

The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
Educational Foundation

January

ihlaef.org/scholarships.cfm

CreditRepair.com

February

creditrepair.com/#scholarship

Lexington Law

February

lexingtonlaw.com/credit-education/newsroom/lexington-law-news/what-does-a-credit-score-mean-to-you.html

American Advisors Group

March

aag.com/news/aag-college-scholarship

AfterCollege

March

aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/22/

AfterCollege

March

aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/30/

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
(College Seniors or recent graduates)

March

jackkentcookefoundation.org

Mesothlioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

March

mesothelioma.com/scholarship/

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

April,
September

iie.org/gilman

Military Education Scholarship

April

vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships

Le Petit Soldat

May, December

lepetitsoldat.com/Scholarship-W3.aspx

Mellinger Foundation

May

mellinger.org

Giva Corporate Scholarship

June, December

givainc.com/scholarships/

ProofreadingServices.com

June

proofreadingservices.com/pages/scholarship

Student Inventors Scholarship

June

invent.org/collegiate

Willens Law Offices

July

willenslaw.com/anything-but-law-school-graduate-scholarship/

Alphacard

August

alphacard.com/college-scholarship-program

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarship

October

aynrand.org.contests

Coca-Cola Scholars

October

coca-colascholars.org

The Rhodes Scholarship

October

rhodes.org

CenturyLink

November

centurylinkdeals.com/internet-scholarship.html

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

December

aftercollege.com/content/scholarships/

Best Price Nutrition

December

bestpricenutrition.com/scholarship

F.C. Tucker Scholarship

December

talktotucker.com/talk/spring-2015-scholarship/

FlightNetwork

December

flightnetwork.com/pages/scholarship

LowVARates

December

lowvarates.com/scholarship

My Supplements Store

December

mysupplementstore.com/scholarship.html

Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship

December

pricebenowitzlaw.com/opportunities/

Sentry Security

December

sentrysecurity.com/scholarship-program.php

Capital for Merchants

Various Months

capitalformerchants.com/

North American Bancard

Various Months

northamericanbancard.com/

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Various Months

microsoft.com/college/scholarships

PayAnywhere

Various Months

payanywhere.com/

     
Scholarships for Minority Students
Due Month
Website

Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship

January

ushli.org

Gates Foundation Millennium Scholarship

January

gmsp.org

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)

January

haceonline.org/cafe_bustelo_scholarship

Ron Brown Scholarship

January

ronbrown.org

HSF/HACEMOS

February

hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs

Jackie Robinson Foundation

February

jackierobinson.org
 

GE and LULAC Scholarship Funds

March

lucac.org

Hispanic Association of
Colleges and Universities

April

scholarships.hacu.net

National Association of Black Journalist Scholarship (NABJ)

April

nabj.org/?page=2014Sponsorship

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

May

beanactuary.org

Congressional Black Caucus
Spouses Education Fund

May

cbcfinc.org

Fiesta Del Sol Scholars

August

fiestadelsol.org

Hispanic Illinois State
Law Enforcement Association

August

hislea.org/scholarships/

ILACHE Scholarship

October

ilache.com

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Various Months

hsf.net

 
Art and Design Scholarships
Due Month
Website

Buick Achievers Scholarship   

February

buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org

American Society of Interior Designers

March

asid.org

Society of Publication Designers
Competition

March

spd.org

Worldstudio Foundation

March

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

 
Business Scholarships
Due Month
Website

National Association of Black Accountants

January

nabainc.org

Buick Achievers Scholarship

February

buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org

Government Finance Officers
Association

February

gfoa.org/services/scholarships

AfterCollege

March

aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/24/

AfterCollege

March

aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/29/

HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship

March/November

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

aicpa.org

Independent Accountants
Association of Illinois

June

illinoisaccountants.com

Insureon

June

insureon.com/insureonu/small-business-scholarship

National Federation of
Paralegal Associates

July

paralegals.org

Scholarships for Study in
Paralegal Studies

July

paralegals.org

The Company Corporation

September

incorporate.com/business_plan_contest.html

Paralegal411.org

October

paralegal411.org/scholarship/

Scholarship for Finance & Economics

December

streamlinerefinance.net/finance-economics-scholarship.html

Adelante Fund Scholarship

Various Months

adelantefund.org/adelante/Default_EN.asp

 
Computer Science Scholarships
Due Month
Website

Anita Borg/ Google, Inc. Scholarships

January

google.com/anitaborg

Buick Achievers Scholarship

February

buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org

Binpress

May

binpress.com/content/scholarship

General John A. Wickham Scholarship

Various Months

afcea.org/education/scholarships

 
Culinary Arts Scholarships
Due Month
Website

National Restaurant Association
Educational Foundation

Various Months

nraef.org/scholarships

Culinary Executives Club of America

March

cateringexecutives.org

James Beard Foundation

April

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

Various Months

acfchefs.org

International Deli, Dairy,
Bakery Association

Various
Months

iddba.org

 
Health Studies Scholarships
Due Month
Website

A Place for Mom

April

aplaceformom.com/scholarship

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/


Best Price Nutrition scholarship


December


bestpricenutrition.com/scholarship.html

Therapy Professional Scholarship

December medicaresupplementalinsurance.com/scholarship
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship December pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship
 
Scholarships for Women
Due Month
Website

AAUW Scholarships

March

elginarea-il.aauw.net/scholarships/

Jeannette Rankin Foundation

March

rankinfoundation.org

Rhea of Hope Foundation

September

rheaofhopefoundation.org

Soroptimist Women's Award

November

soroptimist.org

Independent Women's Forum

December

iwf.org

     
 
Scholarships for High School Students
Due Month
Website

McDonald House Charities

January

rmhc.org

American Fire Sprinkler Association

April

afsascholarship.org

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

April

artandwriting.org

Cottage Inn Pizza

May

cottageinn.com/cottage-inn-scholarship/

Horatio Alger Scholarship

October

horatioalger.com

AXA Foundation Scholarships

December

axaonline.com

My Life

December

mylife.com/blog/mylife-safety-essay-scholarship/

Order of the Elks
Most Valuable Student

December

elks.org

Wal-Mart Foundation

Various Months

walmartfoundation.org


 

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

College Board Scholarship Search

bigfuture.collegeboard.net

College Net Scholarship Database

collegenet.com

Science Net Scholarship Listings

cse.emory.edu

 

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.