Outside Scholarships and Resources
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The financial aid office has received information on the following outside scholarships. Below are requirements, if any, for each scholarship as well as details on how to apply. If you have questions about any of the items listed, please contact us and we will try to answer them.
While we believe that the resources on this page are worthwhile, we do not guarantee the authenticity of the information and/or Web sites, and do not endorse the information or services offered. Also, never pay to apply for a scholarship. For more information check out this online article on Finaid.org about scholarship scams.
► Stay Fit In College Scholarship
► Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc.
► 2015 Special Delivery Scholarship
► Terry Eaton Attorney at Law Scholarship
► Your Journey Ahead Scholarship
► Wells Fargo College STEPS Scholarship
► Green Pest Services Scholarship
► SunTrust Off to College Scholarship
► Maryland Mensa Foundation Scholarship
StayFitInCollege.org, which promotes fitness in college, has just announced scholarship awards for the 2012/2013 academic year. Any student that attends a university, community college, or even a technical/trade college may apply for the scholarship award.
The monthly application deadline is on the 7th of each month for this $700 scholarship. Prospective student applicants can visit the Stay Fit In College Scholarship website to find out more.
Eligibility: Full-time student
Amount of Scholarship: $700
Due Date: Monthly on the 7th
This one-semester scholarship is for children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment related injury. Students may reapply each semester for additional financial support opportunities.
Eligibility: Students must be between 16 - 25 and have had a substantial decline in family income due to parent with catastrophic injury or disease.
Amount of Scholarship: Varies
Due Date: Varies
Application and additional information available at kidschance-md.org.
Write an essay about how a piece of mail changed your life and you could win a $1000 scholarship.
Eligibility: Any undergraduate student enrolled full time at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
Amount of Scholarship: $1000
Due Date: December 31, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (EST)
Application and additional information available on their website: http://www.addresschange.us/scholarship
Write an essay about your personal situation as a minority with a single mother and how it impacted your life and you could win a $500 scholarship.
Eligibility: Any African American or Hispanic student enrolled as an undergraduate student or a incoming freshman in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: January 5, 2015
Application and additional information are available on the website: whitecollarattorney.net
Write a 500 word essay about your college journey.
Eligibility: Any enrolled undergraduate student currently enrolled at a 2 year or 4 year college or University recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Amount of Scholarship: 2 Winners: one for $1500 and one for $500 for the runner-up
Due Date: January 1, 2015
Application and additional information are available on their website: signal.co/your-journey-ahead-scholarship-signal/
You can be entered for a chance to win $1000
Eligibility: College students and HS Seniors
Amount of Scholarship: $1000
Due Date: August 13, 2015
Additional information about the program and sign up online at wellsfargo.com/collegeguidance
Apply online to be considered for a scholarship worth $750
Eligibility: Any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Maryland
Amount of Scholarship: $750
Due Date: March 31, 2015
Apply online and obtain additional information at greenpestservices.net/maryland-scholarship/
Thirty $500 scholarships will be awarded.
Eligibility: High School seniors and current undergraduate college students
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: Enter once every two weeks starting September 15, 2014 through May 15, 2015
Get more information at www.suntrusteducation.com/ScholarshipSweepstakes
Write an essay and win up to $1000
Eligibility: Students attending a college or university
Amount of Scholarship: $300 - $1000
Due Date: January 15, 2015
Get more information and the application online at www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships
Residents may be eligible for state-sponsored, need based grants or scholarships. Many of the programs require the FAFSA to be filed before March 1st of each year, while the scholarships typically require a separate application. Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Website for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.
► Guaranteed Access (GA) Grants
Awards in excess of $15,000 to Maryland students from very low income families. You must complete and mail a GA Grant application to the state's Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to March 1. Your FAFSA form must also be completed by March 1 to be considered.
► Educational Assistance (EA) Grants
The EA Grant is awarded to students with low to moderate family income. The average grant for Mount St. Mary's University students has been $3000. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered.
►Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships
The average scholarship for Mount St. Mary's University students ranges up to $2000. Contact your local representatives for information on how to apply.
► FAFSA on the Web
This site is a resource center for federal aid and the FAFSA. Remember, the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required by the university and can be completed on the web. Make sure the required signature page is completed online by obtaining the proper PIN Numbers. The Mount's School Code is 002086.
► The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
This site is a comprehensive guide to all things federal aid and is full of resources and online calculators for loans.
► Nerd Wallet
This site is a guide to federal aid and has loan calculators and guidance with completing the FAFSA.
This website is a guide to how to budget your loan payments and manage your money.
► College Steps Program
Similar to the website above, this is a financial literacy focused website that guides students to learn how to manage money wisely.