Last Updated: February 12, 2015
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
. 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
Allawardees 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 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 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 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.
Sanders Firm Scholarship
The Sanders Firm Scholarship deadline is June 30, 2015. This is a $1,000 essay-based scholarship that will be awarded to one student. Open to students who have demonstrated a meaningful commitment to his or her local community across the country. You can find more information about this scholarship here, Sanders Law Firm
Scholarship for Summer/Winter Programs in Italy – Europe
We want to communicate to all interested candidates there is a great opportunity to participate in a scholarship program at the University Centre for Business Management - UCBM (Fondazione CUOA) in Italy - Europe. UCBM is located at Altavilla Vicentina, province of Vicenza. The city allows easy access to other countries such as Switzerland and France, as well as to other Italian cities (easily accessed by train).
UCBM, a private non-profit foundation, is one of the most active centers of management training in Europe. Founded in 1957 and recognized by the European Union, the business school operates with support from the universities of Padua, Venice, Trento, and Udine.
International students can apply for scholarships covering 70% of tuition costs offered by the International Business School Americas, being eligible second year and up undergraduate students or graduate students.
Programs are offered twice each year, in January and in July, lasting three weeks.
We offer the following multicultural programs:
1. International Management & Leadership
First week: Strategic Leadership (Monday - Thursday): Classical and Contemporary Views of Leadership; leadership versus management; sharing power and confidence. Company Visits and Project work.
Second week: Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Monday - Thursday): Negotiation techniques and strategies; environmental analysis and approach methods; Mediator’s role in conflict resolution. Role Game. Company Visits and Project work.
Third week: Intercultural Management (Monday - Wednesday): Globalization and the new business arena; international mergers & acquisitions and its impacts over employees; intercultural management foundations. Company Visits and Project work. Graduation Ceremony.
2. Creativity, Innovation, & New Businesses
First week: Entrepreneurship (Monday - Thursday): Personal characteristics and skills that foster entrepreneurial and managerial performances and enhance firm competitiveness; developing and improving these skills. Company Visits and Project work.
Second week: Business Models (Monday - Thursday): How enterprises work, deal with the competitors and, generally speaking, compete in the global economy; which activities firms perform, how they perform them, how they create superior customer value (low cost or differentiated products) and put itself in a position to appropriate the value. Company Visits and Project work.
Third week: Creativity & Innovation (Monday - Wednesday): Organizational processes that improve the ability to innovate products and services; skills needed to increase the orientation to innovation. Company Visits and Project work. Graduation Ceremony.
3. Business Strategy & Marketing Management
First week: Retail & Distribution Management (Monday - Thursday): Communication with final consumers and distribution chain; managing channel conflicts; optimizing channel structure. Company Visits and Project work.
Second week: Brand Management (Monday - Thursday): Creating and positioning brands; the power and the challenges of country brands. Company Visits and Project work.
Third week: Business Strategies for Luxury & Specialty Goods (Monday - Wednesday): Globalization and the new business arena; international strategy for fashion and design industries. Company Visits and Project work. Graduation Ceremony.
4. Operations, Logistics, & Lean Management
First week: Logistics and operation for Global businesses (Monday - Thursday): Foundations of logistics and operation for Global businesses; How to leverage competitive advantage based upon excellence in LOP. Company Visits and Project work.
Second week: Lean goals and strategies (Monday - Thursday): Toyota’s lessons for today’s companies; linking corporative strategies to lean management. Company Visits and Project work.
Third week: Lean management for industries and services (Monday - Wednesday): Broadening the concept of lean management: service sector and lean management concepts and practices. Company Visits and Project work. Graduation Ceremony.
All programs are composed by lectures, company visits, seminars and include visits to the World Trade Organization, The United Nations Organization – European headquarters (both in Geneve) and to the Fashion District of Milan.
Ready to study abroad in Europe? It is a great opportunity to know Italy, getting in touch with different economic powers of the world and opening up new academic and professional horizons for you.
You can visit our YouTube channel to watch the testimonials from our last July group:
How to participate? All interested candidates should contact my assistant, Mr. Boris Guedes
not later than December 14, 2014 and you will be given an application form and all detailed information regarding the course.
Advanced Institute for Transportation Education (AITE) Scholarship
The purpose of the University Transportation Research Center’s (UTRC) Advanced Institute for Transportation Education (AITE) scholarship program is to increase the knowledge and capabilities of transportation professionals by supporting the pursuit of master’s degrees in transportation-related fields. The program supports both full-time master’s students and professionals working at participating agencies who are looking to increase their expertise through pursuit of a master’s degree. The program does NOT supportthe pursuit of undergraduate or PhD degrees. The AITE Scholarship Program is a
federally-funded matching program. All UTRC funds allocated to agency employees through the AITE program
must be matched by the recipient’s employer agency in the form of paid work release.
Completed applications are due to UTRC on November 30, 2014. AITE Scholarship winners will be announced
on December 19, 2014.
To apply for an AITE Agency Employee Scholarship, an applicant must:
• Be an employee of a participating transportation agency*;
• Be admitted as a matriculated student to an approved AITE Master’s degree program
. For the list of approved programs, visit UTRC
• Have a completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.7; and
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
* Participating agencies currently include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA New York City Transit, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, and the New York State Department of Transportation.
American Planning Association Scholarship
The Long Island Section of American Planning Association’s (APA) NY Metro Chapter is pleased to announce that we will be awarding up to three Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarships this year. The scholarships will provide $1,500 to awardees for attendance at the APA National Planning Conference that is being held in Seattle, Washington, April 18-21, 2015.
Arthur H. Kunz was a Long Island planner who was committed to preserving and enhancing Suffolk County by balancing its growth and development with environmental protection and played an integral part in Suffolk County’s development for almost 30 years. He worked for the Nassau County Planning Commission from 1958 to 1969. In 1969, he became Assistant Planning Director for the Suffolk County Department of Planning and Director in 1989. Arthur Kunz was a straightforward and highly regarded man whose planning knowledge, commitment to public service, and professionalism improved the quality of life in Suffolk County. Since 1994, the Long Island Section has been awarding planning scholarships in his memory.
Eligible applicants include Long Island entry-level planners (five or less years out of college or five years or less in a professional planning position) and students enrolled in a planning-related program (undergraduate or graduate studies).
The $1,500 scholarship will cover the majority of expenses related to the conference registration, APA membership for one year for non-members, and some additional expenses. Mr. Kunz spent most APA conferences attending as many mobile workshops as possible and believed in the value of seeing planning in action in other parts of the country. Therefore, a portion of the scholarship is to be used to pay for participation in least one mobile workshop.
If you are a new planner working on Long Island or a student of planning (or related field) from Long Island and wish to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2015 APA National Conference, please send a letter of interest and a copy of your resume to email@example.com
. The letter of interest should at least include your interest in the planning field, goals for a career in planning on Long Island and what you hope to gain from attendance at the National Conference.
The deadline for submissions is February 6, 2015.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
All Fall Scholarship applicants, including All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team nominees, should log back into the Fall Scholarship Application to upload their unofficial transcript(s) reflecting final Fall 2014 coursework and grades by January 15, 2015, at 5 p.m. Central Time.
A final transcript is required for all completed Fall Scholarship applicants. Applicants can access the upload portal by selecting the green Final Transcript Upload button and logging in with their username and password at Phi Theta Kappa
. Applicants may upload their unofficial
transcript(s) reflecting their final Fall 2014 coursework and grades in the first available upload space.
Failure by applicants and All-USA/Coca-Cola nominees to submit their final Fall 2014 unofficial transcript(s), even if the applicant has previously uploaded transcripts as part of the original application process, may result in disqualification from the national scholarship competition. The final transcript upload is visible to nominators on the Nominator's Home Page. The printer icon will be visible on the student grid in the right-hand column if the student has uploaded a transcript.
Junior Welfare League of Huntington, Inc. Scholarship
The Junior Welfare League of Huntington, Inc., has been offering healthcare scholarships for local residents since 1956.
1. Resident of Huntington Township
2. Nursing or Physician Assistant Applicants or Students
3. Occupational or Physical Therapy Applicants or Students
Applications should be mailed by February 20, 2015 at the address below. We will notify the recipient in February and they will be invited to attend the JWL Spring Luncheon to receive the award, on Sunday March 15, 2015.
Junior Welfare League of Huntington
Att: Inna Gellerman
165 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
If you have any questions, and request an application, please e-mail Inna Gellerman
ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship
ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded International oil & gas companies, has collaborated with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.
Selected students will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in this signature-mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with one of ExxonMobil engineers/scientists to learn how their knowledge is applied in a corporate setting.
The Fellowship consists of the following: five 1-hour meetings with mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to the organization and company career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. In addition, there exists the possibility to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.
This opportunity is highly competitive and open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a 4 year college or university.
Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
Applicants with the following majors will also be considered: Computer Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Material Sciences, Mathematics, Materials Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics
- Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above
- Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired).
All interested candidates apply and send resume to Julian@hispanicheritage.org
. Please use "ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship" in subject line.
The application will close on April 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. This opportunity available through the LOFT program is for Hispanic students. Others interested should contact the company's website directly.