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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.

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Outside Scholarships

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 websites, 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.

Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc.
The Tree Center Quarterly Scholarship
The Hub Shout Internet Marketing Scholarship
LA Tutors Scholarship
SEO Expert Scholarship
Parentinn Scholarship
Sixt Scholarship
ADT Scholarship
Larry R. Williams Scholarship
Sun Trust Off To College

Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc.

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 years old 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.

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The Tree Center Quarterly Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $500

Eligibility: A student currently enrolled in high school or a college/university student with an overall GPA of 3.0
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: Upload your essay no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on the 20 of the month of each quarter (i.e. Q1: March 20, 2016, Q2: June 20, Q3: September 20, Q4: December 20).

Get more information and apply online at: thetreecenter.com/scholarship

The Hub Shout Internet Marketing Scholarship

Apply to win $1000. The scholarship is open to students with at least one year of college. They must also have a minimum of 3.0 GPA to apply. A scholarship award of $1,000 (each) is awarded to the strongest candidate with a demonstrated passion for Internet marketing.

Eligibility: at least one year of college; 3.0 GPA or higher; demonstrated passion for Internet marketing
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: March 1, 2016 and November 1, 2016.

For more information and to apply, visit: hubshout.com/?p=Scholarship

LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $500.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled student attending college in the U.S.A.; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: The 20th of each month.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

SEO Expert Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $10,000.

Eligibility: Be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in business, communications, or web-based technology with a 2.75 overall GPA
Amount of Scholarship: $10,000
Due Date: December 31, 2016

For more information and to apply, visit:http://seo.expert/scholarship/ 

Parentinn Scholarship

Write a 600-1000 words essay regarding “Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying.” This is a one-time only and non-renewable scholarship. 

Eligibility: Must be an undergraduate, graduate or a student planning to enter college.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: February 28, 2017  

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship

Sixt Scholarship Program

Sixt will offer five high school seniors graduating in 2017 to receive a $5,000 scholarship. They are only accepting the first 500 applications.

Eligibility: Must be a graduating high school senior for the academic year 2016/2017 with a 3.7 GPA or higher.
Amount of Scholarship: Five $5,000 scholarships
Due Date: November 30, 2016

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/

ADT Educational Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $500. 

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. Citizen currently enrolled or enrolling in the upcoming semester at a college/university.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: December 31, 2016

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.homesecurity.io/scholarship3

Larry R. Williams, PLLC Scholarship

Write an essay if your parent is a police officer and win $2,000. 

Eligibility: A student over the age of 18 with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Must be a child of a police officer.
Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
Due Date: May 1, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.lrwlawfirm.com/scholarship-children-police-officers

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship

Enter online and you could win $500! Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning October 28, 2016 until May 12, 2017.

Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduates.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: May 12, 2017

For More information and to apply, visit: www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes

Maryland Residents

Residents may be eligible for state-sponsored, need based grants or scholarships. Many of the programs require the FAFSA to be filed before March 1 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.

Grants

► 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.

Maryland Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP) Application
(For Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant Applicants Only)
        ► GAPP Application

► 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.

Scholarships

► 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.

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Student Scholarships.org


Other Financial Aid Links

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.

AccessReady
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.

► AffordableColleges Online
This website focuses on scholarships that are available for minority students.

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