Outside Scholarships and Resources
This page contains information on other scholarships outside of The Mount and resources to help students as they look for other scholarship opportunities.
Select a section below to begin your exploration
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
► HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship
► AES Engineers
► Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc.
► The Mark A. Forester Scholarship/Essay Contest
► The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship
► The Jan Egerton and Don Smiley Mesothelioma 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
HubShout Online Marketing Solutions has an Internet marketing scholarship designed to help students who are on the path to any type of technical, business or marketing career involving online marketing. Students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, have at least a 3.0 GPA and are working toward a career in business or marketing are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education and have at least a 3.0 GPA
Amount of Scholarship: $1000
Due Date: November 30 (rolling deadline)
This scholarship is ongoing and will accept applications at any time. The applications received by November 30 will be reviewed and 3 scholarships will be awarded in December. Please visit the HubShout Website for details.
Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things, and accomplishments do you need?
Eligibility: high school senior or current college student
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: October 6, 2014
Essay Length: 500 - 1000 words
Submit essay and obtain more info online at aesengineers.com
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.
This is a scholarship in honor of Mark A. Forrester, and is offered by Rocky Mountain Mattress.
Eligibility: Any student enrolled in school.
Amount of Scholarship: $1000
Due Date: July 31, 2014
Application and additional information is available on the Rocky Mountain Mattress website.
This is a scholarship offered through the Kaplan Group.
Eligibility: Any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a business or law-oriented degree program.
Amount of Scholarship: $1000
Due Date: July 27, 2014
Application and additional information available on the Kaplan Collection Agency website.
Scholarships for college tuition and educational expenses, offered in an effort to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma.
Eligibility: Any undergraduate or graduate student;18-years or older; enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. or District of Columbia.
Amount of Scholarship: Ranges from $100 to $5000
Due Date: Essays accepted from September 1, 2014 - October 7, 2014
Application and additional information available on their website: http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship-contest/
Maryland 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.