· Last Updated: October 31, 2014
Private Scholarships are offered through various organizations, corporations, and government agencies. Each organization has their own criteria to be eligible for these scholarships. Students must apply for these scholarships on their own. If additional information is required, an application is usually sent to the institution for completion. All scholarship funds are a part of the students’ financial aid package.
Check back here often to see updates of these privately funded scholarships. Please note that if a deadline has passed these awards are typically offered annually and you will be able to apply later.
Women's Press Club of New York
The Women's Press Club of New York State, Inc. is offering an annual scholarship award for a qualified student interested in resuming or continuing his or her studies toward a career in communications or a related field. Students must be matriculated no later than the start of the Fall semester in a field that fosters the development of communication skills. Applications must be postmarked by April 15th
. The Women’s Press Club of New York State
Women’s Forum of New York
The purpose of the Women’s Forum Education Award is to encourage mature women to realize their own potential and to contribute significantly to their communities. Several awards of $10, 000 will be given in 2014 to women over 35 who, after interrupting their education due to life’s adversities, are now pursuing their first associate or bachelor degree.
· be 35 years old by December 1, 2014 (birth date no later than December 1, 1979)
· reside in New York City
· be pursuing her FIRST Associate or Bachelor Degree, have earned at least 12 credits in good standing
· have attended a college in New York City during the 2013-2014 academic year and be enrolled for at least 6 credits in the 2014-2015 academic year
· have at least 6 credits to complete graduation requirements after June 2015
· If completing an Associate degree, provide evidence of intention to continue to a Bachelor degree program.
Association of Information Technology Professionals
The Board of the AITP-LI chapter takes pleasure in announcing that, once again this year, will be awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are children or grandchildren of active AITP-LI members. Over the past 35 years, the AITP has awarded close to $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students.
Metropolitan Club Chapter of the Association of Old Crows
There are three scholarships being awarded: $4,500 $4,000 and $3,500. Dr. Anid, Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences will be nominating two students. If you meet the eligibility requirements below and wish to be considered, please contact the Dean’s office. Once nominated all paperwork will need to be submitted by the September 2015 deadline (exact date to be announced).
Eligibility Requirements include:
· That the student be a U.S. citizen seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of electrical engineering, computer science, or other related technical fields.
· That the student shall have successfully completed two or more years towards his/her selected degree.
· That the student has a permanent residence in the greater New York City area. The student shall also be enrolled in an accredited college or university within that geographical boundary.
· That the student not be denied a scholarship award based on race, color, creed, sex, national origin, or physical handicap.
· That the student shall be selected based on academic achievements and/or financial need.
· That the student selection be made by the educational institution in which the student is enrolled. No individuals involved in the selection process shall be a member of the Association of Old Crows.
· The educational institution shall publicly announce the availability of the scholarship award of the Metropolitan Club. The publicity afforded this scholarship program shall be the same as that afforded all other scholarship programs administered by the educational institution.
· The attached student data form, or equivalent shall be used by the educational institution for scholarship applicants to assure non-discriminatory evaluation of student applications.
· Scholarship awards shall be paid to the financial institution for transfer to the students account. The award shall be used to satisfy tuition and educational fee obligations only. The award shall be granted to the recipient over and above any other scholarship award in effect. If for any reason the selected student cannot use the scholarship award for satisfying the stated obligations or no longer satisfies the eligibility requirements, the educational institution shall return the remaining funds to the Metropolitan Club for subsequent award.
· The educational institution shall notify the Metropolitan Club whom they have selected as a scholarship candidate and shall provide the club with biographical information.
Columbus Citizens Foundation
The Foundation awards scholarships to students of Italian heritage who can demonstrate financial need and who we believe have the potential to be successful in life, both professionally and by being involved with their communities. Because our goals are long-term, we reward qualified students with multi-year scholarships. Our scholarships, while generous, provide assistance towards a school’s tuition but do not cover payment for all school costs. Please visit Columbus Citizens Foundation
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.
Deadline: January 15, 2015
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.
Applicants must: Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2015-2016 academic year; Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year; Majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field; Maintain a strong academic record; and Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply. Past applicants and finalists are also encouraged to re-apply.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2015-2016 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View, California in 2015.
The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce that its 2014/15 application is now available for eligible Greek American college students to apply. On June 20, 2015, the Foundation will distribute $250,000 in scholarship awards to 40 deserving undergraduates, as follows:
Twenty (20) Awards of $10,000 based on academic achievement and financial need
Twenty (20) Awards of $2,500 based solely on academic achievement
All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
· Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
· Must be of Hellenic descent
· Must be a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited 4-year College/University
· Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
· Must be 25 years of age or less
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Learn More at SMART – Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation – About.
All awardees must be:
· a U.S. citizen at time of application
· 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015
· able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories
· willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD
· a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART
Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.
Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2015 term.
Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate's Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.
Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a ten-week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students. Research is completed under the guidance of a mentor and at a participating Navy Laboratory. U.S. citizenship is required; Permanent residents are accepted at certain labs.
The stipend amounts for the program are as follows:
· $5,385.00 for Sophomores
· $8,075.00 for Junior and Senior Undergraduate students
· $10,750.00 for Graduate students
Vermont Incentive Grant
Any Vermonter accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program that will be attending college full-time, and does not already have a bachelor's degree, is eligible to apply for a Vermont Incentive Grant. These need based grants can be used at schools either within Vermont or out of state. To apply, complete a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Vermont Grant Application. Go to VASC – Vermont Student Assistance Corp
. and complete an application as soon as possible because this grant is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship
· be Hispanic
· maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
· be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
· reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
· be a current or rising undergraduate (some programs accept graduate students) student or a high school senior enrolling at a college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
· demonstrate financial need
· be enrolled full time
Some HCF Programs also require that a student be pursuing a certain area of study.
Students studying computer science, computer engineering, pharmacy, or nursing are highly encouraged to apply.
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics
Juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time should submit a 3,000-4,000 word original essay that deals with an ethical dilemma or question. For official rules, deadlines, and directions please visit The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Rhode Island State Grant Program
If you are a Rhode Island resident and are attending college at least half-time for your first bachelor's degree, you may be eligible for this need-based grant. Visit this website for further information and application instructions, after you have filed a FAFSA: RIHEAA – Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority
Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarship Program
The Boomer Esiason Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who have cystic fibrosis. For more information, visit: BEF – Boomer Esiason Foundation
One NYIT student of Italian ancestry is selected annually to receive this award courtesy of the Dante Foundation of Nassau County.
Requirements include the following:
· One or both parents must be of Italian ancestry
· Student must reside in Nassau County
· Student must have graduated from a high school located in Nassau County
· Must be a full-time, matriculating NYIT undergraduate in good academic standing
· Priority given to students who demonstrate financial need
· For more information, please contact the NYIT Office of Financial Aid.
UJA - Federation Rose Biller Scholarship Program
This program provides approximately $1.4 Million in scholarships to Jewish men and women with significant financial need in the New York Metropolitan Area. The Hebrew Free Loan Society administers the program. Both men and women can apply for scholarships of up to $5,000.
Please note that women who are also eligible for the JFEW Émigrés in the Health Sciences Scholarship will automatically be considered for both, though limited to one award. They need to fill out only one application. For more information and to apply, visit Hebrew Free Loan Society
Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
This association offers fifteen scholarships to minorities who are majoring full-time in advertising, marketing, or public relations. Undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 while graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. For application instructions, additional information, and deadlines please visit Lagrant Foundation
Cleveland Foundation's Robert P. Madison Scholarship in Architecture
This scholarship fund is for African-American undergraduates majoring in architecture. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, have parents who were born in the United States, and have financial need. Awards are limited and are estimated to be $1,000. For additional information, visit The Cleveland Foundation
The Verizon Wireless Black History Month Essay Contest will award up to $5,000 for this award. Students can win also other non-cash awards. Student must be a high school senior currently to apply. Applicant must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Student needs to write an essay about how the evolution of wireless technology has changed the world in which we live. Please visit UNCF
for more information.
National Society of Black Engineers
The society offers a variety of NSBE and Corporate-sponsored scholarship and award opportunities to our pre-college, collegiate undergraduate and graduate student, and technical professional members. Our scholarship packages range in value from $500 to $10,500. Please visit NSBE – National Society of Black Engineers
Scholarships for Mechanical Engineering Students
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is offering scholarships for the 2013 - 2014 school year for students interested in careers in mechanical engineering, HVAC&R engineering or engineering technology. ASHRAE is an international technical society that fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education. For more information, visit ASHRAE
$2,000 Cash Award/Optional Internship
Open to College Juniors, Seniors, or Post Graduates
Studying Journalism, Marketing/Communication, Healthcare Administration
Must be a resident of Nassau or Suffolk County
The application deadline is May 20 of each year.
For application and qualification requirements contact:
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient). Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 8, 2015. For additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application visit The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library
NEFCU: Making a Difference College Scholarship
The Making a Difference College Scholarship provides five $1,500 vouchers to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university that are either a member, or have a parent or guardian who is a member, of NEFCU. To qualify, applicants must have a 3.5 minimum GPA. Winners will be selected by NEFCU's scholarship committee approximately 6-8 weeks after the submission deadline.
You will need to submit:
Essay Question Answer (500 word limit); Unofficial Transcript; Resume
The deadline to apply is November 1, 2014. Please visit NEFCU
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
On August 7, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146) (“Choice Act”). Technical revisions to the Choice Act were made on September 26, 2014, when the President signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-175). The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) goal continues to be to provide timely, high-quality health care for Veterans.
Section 701 requires that VA allow certain surviving spouses to take advantage of educational benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
These eligibility changes will be implemented effective January 1, 2015.