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

Complete Web Resources

January

completewebresources.com/academic-scholarship/

Disability Awareness Scholarship

January

militaryvaloan.com/disability-scholarships.html

LowVARates

January

lowvarates.com/scholarship

The Illinois Hotel &
Lodging Association
Educational Foundation

January

ihlaef.org/scholarships.cfm

Thumbtack

January

www.thumbtack.com/scholarship

ADOBO I Heart My
School Scholarship

February, October

adobo.com/scholarship

Hunt.com

February,
September

hunt.com/scholarship

Lexington Law

February

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

ProofreadingServices.com

February

proofreadingservices.com/pages/scholarship

Stewart J. Guss Attorney at Law

February

attorneyguss.com

American Advisors
Group

March

aag.com/news/aag-college-scholarship

ApartmentList.com

March, December

apartmentlist.com/scholarship

Cash Store

March

cashstore.com/scholarship

Cheap Auto Insurance

March, October

cheapautoinsuranceco.com/commercial-video-scholarship-win-to-help-pay-for-college.html

Mesothlioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

March, December

mesothelioma.com/scholarship/

Ziprecruiter

March

ziprecruiter.com/jobs/college-scholarship

Fantasysportsdaily.com

April

fantasysportsdaily.com/scholarship/apply/

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

April

reach-chicago.org/scholarships/2016/REACh_Scholarship_2016.pdf>

Veterans United Foundation

April

enhancelives.com/scholarships

Tungsten Rings Co

April, October

tungstenringsco.com/#scholarship

Addiction Resource Scholarship

May

addictionresource.com/scholarship/

The Advocates Scholarship

May, December

advocateslaw.com/resources/scholarship/

The April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship

May

thevisafirm.com/scholarship/

CourseHorse Learner's Scholarship

May

http://coursehorse.com/scholarship

Edward Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship

May

mdcriminalattorney.net/scholarship.html

The Karin Riley Porter Scholarship

May

virginia-criminallawyer.com/2016-good-works-scholarship.html

The Kush Arora Criminal Justice Scholarship

May

maryland-criminallawyer.com/2016-federal-justice-reform-scholarship.html

Le Petit Soldat

May, December

lepetitsoldat.com/Scholarship-C359535.aspx

Mellinger Foundation

May

mellinger.org

Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship

May

virginiacriminallawyernow.com/2016-scholarship.html

Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship

May

pricebenowitz.com/2016-student-opportunities

Rover College Scholarship

May

rover.com/blog/rover-college-scholarship/

Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship

May

criminallawyermaryland.net/good-deeds-scholarship.html

Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship

May

criminallawsvirginia.com/scholarship.html/

Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship

May

http://virginialawfirm.net/healthy-communities-scholarship/

WyzAnt Scholarship

May

wyzant.com/scholarships/StudentSignup

Giva Corporate Scholarship

June, December

givainc.com/scholarships/

Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship

June

1888goodwin.com/innovation-scholarship/

Heart Disease Awareness Scholarship

 

June

xxxchurch.com/heart-disease-awareness-scholarship

Mike Morse Law Firm Scholarship

 

June

855mikewins.com/mike-morse-law-firm-scholarship/

Ray Snader Scholarship

June

snaderlawgroup.com/ray-snader-scholarship/

Student Inventors Scholarship

June

invent.org/collegiate

Alphacard.com

July

alphacard.com/college-scholarship-program

CustodyXchange Single Parent Scholarship

July

custodyxchange.com/scholarships/

Goedeker's Annual Book Scholarship

July

goedekers.com/college-scholarship

Law Scholarship Lee Steinberg, P.C

July

1800leefree.com/law-scholarship/

Howell & Christmas, LLC

July, November

howellandchristmas.com/visionary-scholarship/

Persons in or Affected by Recovery

July

andygreenlaw.com/scholarship/

Clubs of America

August

greatclubs.com/scholarship-award-for-career-success.asp

Proofread My Paper

August

editmypaper.ca/scholarship/

Karman Healthcare

September

karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/

American Bullion

October

americanbullion.com/scholarship

Bant.io

October

bant.io/scholarship.html

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

October

iie.org/gilman

The Rhodes Scholarship

October

rhodes.org

DishPromotions.com

November

dishpromotions.com/scholarship/

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
(College Seniors or
recent graduates)

November,
December

jackkentcookefoundation.org

Save on Energy Scholarship

November

saveonenergy.com/energy-scholarship/

The McKenzie Law Firm

November

themckenziefirm/the-mckenzie-law-firm-legacy-planning-scholarship/

Zumper

November

zumper.com/apartments-scholarship

AfterCollege

December

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

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

December

aftercollege.com/content/scholarships/

Annual Depression Treatment Education Scholarship

December

paradigmmalibu.com/annual-depression-treatment-education-scholarship/

The Bedwetting Store

December

bedwettingstore.com/design-a-mascot-scholarship.html

Best Price Nutrition

December

bestpricenutrition.com/scholarship

FlightNetwork

December

flightnetwork.com/pages/scholarship

Foley Law Firm

December

davidfoley.net/Scholarship.shtml

General Marketing Education Scholarship

December

sachsmarketinggroup.com/general-marketing-education-scholarship-marketing-education/p

Green Home Improvement Scholarship

December

homeadvisor.com/r/scholarships/#.VrOQGLYrJkg/p

Mental Health Education Scholarship

December

paradigmmalibu.com/annual-scholarship-anxiety-treatment-education/

My Supplements Store

December

mysupplementstore.com/scholarship.html

NeilPatel

December

neilpatel.com/scholarship/

ZIP Conferencing

December

zipconferencing.com/scholarship.php

Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Monthly

varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Comparecards.com

Various Months

comparecards.com/scholarship-award

University Tudor

Various Months

universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest

 
     
Scholarships for Minority Students
Due Month
Website

Ron Brown Scholarship

January

ronbrown.org

Jackie Robinson Foundation

February

jackierobinson.org
 

Congressional Black Caucus
Spouses Education Fund

May

cbcfinc.org

Gates Foundation Millennium Scholarship

August

gmsp.org

White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship

September

whitecollarattorney.net/diversity-scholarship-2016

Adelante Fund
Scholarship

Various Months

adelantefund.org/adelante/Default_EN.asp

GE and LULAC
Scholarship Funds

Various Months

lucac.org

MoneyGeek Scholarship
Guide for Hispanic Students

Various Months

moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-hispanic-students/

MoneyGeek Scholarship
Guide for African American Students

Various Months

moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-black-students/

MoneyGeek Scholarship
Guide for Asian-American Students

Various Months

moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-asian-students/

MoneyGeek Scholarship
Guide for Native American Students

Various Months

moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-native-american-students/

 
Art and Design Scholarships
Due Month
Website

MVP Visuals

January, June

mvpvisuals.com/pages/mvp-scholarships

Buick Achievers Scholarship   

February

buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org

Worldstudio Foundation

March

worldstudio.org

Electronic Document Systems Foundation

May

edsf.org

TVProviders.com

July

tvproviders.com/scholarship

American Graphics Institute

July, December

agitraining.com/scholarships/

Trade Show Display Pros

August

tradeshowdisplaypros.com/useful-info/scholarship-program.html

 
Business Scholarships
Due Month
Website

IT Works INC. National Scholarship

January

itworks-inc.com/scholarship/

Buick Achievers Scholarship

February

buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org

AfterCollege

March

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

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

Grimes Logistics
and Supply Chain Scholarship

June

grimescompanies.com/scholarships

Independent Accountants
Association of Illinois

June

illinoisaccountants.com/users/

HRISpayrollsoftware.com

June

hrispayrollsoftware.com/hr-scholarship

Credibly

September

credibly.com/business-innovation-scholarship/

The Company
Corporation

September

incorporate.com/business_plan_contest.html

National Association of Black Accountants

October

nabainc.org

Paralegal411.org

October

paralegal411.org/scholarship/

Snap Agency

October

snapagency.com/blog/scholarship-contest

Shelving.com

November

shelving.com/2015-Shelving-com-Business-Scholarship-Application-s/2053.htm

Insureon

December

insureon.com/insureonu/small-business-scholarship

American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants

Various Months

aicpa.org

 
Computer Science Scholarships
Due Month
Website

Arxan Scholarship

January, September

arxan.com/scholarships

IT Works INC. National Scholarship

January

itworks-inc.com/scholarship/

National Debt Relief Scholarship

January

nationaldebtrelief.com/#applyforscholarship

Buick Achievers Scholarship

February

buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org

Ameriquest

May

ameriquestcorp.com/transportation/contact/ameriquest-transportation-services-scholarship

Binpress

May

binpress.com/content/scholarship

Southland Electrical
Supply

May

southlandelectrical.com/scholarship

Johnson & Johnson

July

slideshare.net/BDPAFoundation/johnson-johnson-scholarship

Anita Borg/ Google, Inc. Scholarships

December

google.com/anitaborg

CBT Nuggets

December

cbtnuggets.com/scholarships

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

NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network

January

newh.org/available-scholarships/

James Beard Foundation

April

jamesbeard.org

Charlie Trotter Foundation

May

charlietrotters.com

Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association
Educational Foundation

May

https://netforum.avectra.com/

American Hotel and Lodging
Educational Foundation
(Ecolab)

June

ahlef.org

WebstaurantStore Scholarship

June

webstaurantstore.com/scholarship/

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

NBNA Scholarship Program

April

nbna.org

Best Price Nutrition scholarship

December

bestpricenutrition.com/scholarship.html

The Expert Institute's Healthcare Scholarship

December

theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship/

Therapy Professional Scholarship

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

Poshified

January

poshified.com/scholarships

AWC-The Association for Women in
Communications

March

awcspringfield.org/scholarship.org

Jeannette Rankin Foundation

March

rankinfoundation.org

Angie DiPietro Women
in Business Scholarship

March

marylandcriminallaws.com/#women-law-scholarship

AAUW Scholarships

April

elginarea-il.aauw.net/scholarships/

Kerri Castellini Women's Leadership Scholarship

May

trustandestateslawyers.com/scholarship/

Rhea of Hope Foundation

September

rheaofhopefoundation.org

Soroptimist Women's Award

November

soroptimist.org

Advancing Women in
STEM Scholarship

December

zenefits.com/scholarship/

MoneyGeek Scholarship
Guide for Women

Various Months

moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarships-for-women-guide/

 
Scholarships for High School Students
Due Month
Website

McDonald House
Charities

January

rmhc.org

American Fire Sprinkler Association

April, August

afsascholarship.org

NSHSS Foundation

April

nshssfoundation.org/nshss-foundation-stem-scholarship-application-2016/

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

April

artandwriting.org

Cottage Inn Pizza

May

cottageinn.com/cottage-inn-scholarship/

Plastic Place Green Scholarship

August

plasticplace.com/the-plasticplace-scholarship/

Coca-Cola Scholars

October

coca-colascholars.org

Hispanic Heritage Youth Award

October

hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2015/forms/faqs.php

Sixt Rent A Car

November

sixt.com/sixt-scholars/

Order of the Elks
Most Valuable Student

December

elks.org

Horatio Alger
Scholarship

Various Months

horatioalger.com

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

 

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